Tuesday, September 20, 2011

More Signing

Will recently started signing milk, putting his "words" at three...more, eat, and now milk. Funny how they all involve eating, huh?


Watching Emma and Will both learn how to communicate has been so much fun. I remember thinking and wondering with both of them if they would ever get it. Those weeks and months of repeating more after every bite felt so long and pointless. And then, one day, they both just got it. The sign was there, it was obvious, they did it with purpose, and we were thrilled! Maybe signing milk or more isn't huge in the grand scheme of parenting, but those little achievements are sweet moments along the way, and we will not ever forget them.

I know that sometimes life with kiddos seems mundane and monotonous. Do not open the cabinets...Food stays on the table...Only two sheets of toilet paper...Be kind and share...Another poopy diaper...Another load of laundry...Vacuum again...Pick up the toys...You name it. But somewhere in the monotony of it all there is joy instead of drudgery. Everything is more important that what I'm actually doing. All to the glory of God is more than simply a nice slogan or mantra. It has to be the way I live in the unspectacular times or its worthless in the spotlight moments.

Maybe signing milk or more isn't huge in the grand scheme of parenting, but those little achievements are sweet moments along the way. We will never forget them, and try to always thank God for them. A breath of fresh air on this long way home.

4 comments:

guitargirl75 said...

Well said, Sweetheart. Raising little ones is a lot of work, as you have found, but there is nothing sweeter in life than leading those precious ones to Him, and helping them learn.

Pap Pap said...

Amen, Omi!

Pap Pap said...

I keep watching this over and over! The delignt on his face is just wonderful...when you say "milk," when he signs and knows that he's done it, and when you give it to him! And the squeal just tops it off! :) OH, and once again, a confirmation...he's signing with his LEFT hand!

lindsay said...

Too cute! He's getting so big! Kellen keeps asking for "Will" (don't tell Emma).