"make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you,
so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody."

--1 thessalonians 4: 11-12

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

father and son

when i was pregnant with ali,
i was convinced she was a boy.
everyone was...except for jason.
at first, i was disappointed,
but only because i had convinced myself
that i was carrying a son for my husband.

once i had two girls,
thought i was perfectly fine with 
only having girls....

but soon, before i was ever pregnant
for the third time, i began praying for a son.
a son for my husband.
a son to carry on the family name.
a son that would bless me more than i knew.


as special as a mother and son bond is,
i can't really explain what it's like
to watch son imitate father.

jaxon follows jason around,
doing what he does,
saying what he says,
wanting to wear what daddy wears.


he catches everything, things we don't even notice.
for that, i am thankful for such a wonderful, loving example.


they fix fences, feed the goats and chickens,
wrestle, play football and run errands.
 jaxon rejoices when his daddy gets home
from work each day, his smile radiating
and eyes full of admiration.

(this is what happens when i tell jax to smile)

max is getting older,
and already i am seeing this bond develop
again between father and son,
just like it has with jason and jaxon.

i never knew having boys 
would melt my heart like it does.


Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

aww, so precious! i love how cute they are together. so happy for you that you were able to bring such beautiful life into your family!
xo TJ

emily anderson said...

this is such a sweet, sweet post :)

gina said...

What a sweet post, thanks for sharing your heart, and I really enjoyed the pictures. Your blog is great, i am a happy new follower, I found you through Like The Rain...:)

Kyle said...

i missed this post! i LOVE these pictures of them! and jax's smile is awesome!

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