I was telling him about two different times in my life when someone gave me the gift of a little Christmas tree and how it just brought me such joy right when I need it. I told him I might surprise someone with this tree to pay it forward. He thought we should plant it in the yard. He also said that they would know it was me. “Mom, those are your words. You say them all the time. You are all about that positive stuff. Look here at the door, so happy you are here, and here? See the good, beside it? Breathe, and look over there…you are so loved. Mom, your words bring people in our home and make them want to stay. See? They will know it is from you.”
He was so matter of fact.
Just telling it like he sees it.
He had no idea that he might as well have handed his mama a string of diamonds for the love and care he gave. It feels amazing to be known like this by your nine year old son.
There was joy in the words…joy in the process…and joy in the photos too!
Residing in the reason for the season.
Peace and love,