Sunday, June 7, 2009

Last Night

For the first time since May 22nd, the kids and I are back at home all together with Dad. Because of surgery, recovery, chest tubes, etc., it has been a while since we are all together here. So, last night, I put the boys to bed and after prayers Mason said to me, "Mommy, teacher says sometimes we can share our prayers with each other and I want to tell you what mine was tonight." I, of course, said, "Absolutely, what was it?" He bent down from the top bunk and got his face really close to mine and said softly, "That my Mommy gets all better really soon and we can spend every night at home together with Daddy." You can imagine how I wanted to respond. I wanted to take all of his pain away, I wanted to reassure him that everything is always going to be alright, that nothing would ever take me or hurt him, but unfortunately I know better. After two years of battling this crap, I know way better. And so, with a calmness in my voice (one that scared me a little, but comforted me too because of the wisdom of it) I responded with, "Baby, I want that too. What a wonderful thing to pray for." He smiled, gave me a hug, and we all said good night. I would love to end the story there so I will and I won't tell you all the ridiculous antics that both boys were doing until they fell asleep, but I think that is the excitement of bunking together as they do not at Grandma and Grandpa's. Happy Sunday - me

7 comments:

Jill said...

way to make us ALL cry Ang!

glad you're home!

Anonymous said...

That is a wonderful thing to pray for. "Out of the mouths of babes" comes the prayer I think we all have been saying for you and your boys. How wonderful it is too see it beginning to be fulfilled.

Your reply to Mason was so lovely... uh oh....here come the tears.... Love Jane

leslie kendall said...

Your boys are so sweet! I love seeing Nolan in his boots - I hope he never outgrows them. I am SOOOOOO happy you are home - it feels out of balance when you're not in the hood.
Love you -

Anonymous said...

Little ones have such a way of tugging at our heart. What a sweet little guy you have and your response was perfect. We are also sending the same prayer. So glad that you are home with your loved ones.

Anonymous said...

I just love you and your beautiful family. Thank you for sharing. It brought tears (lots of 'em) to my eyes. But then, folks do call me Puddles . . . So glad you are home. Kisses to the boys.
Laurita/Gabrielle

Anonymous said...

Children are the well springs of our immortality, he was feeding back to you what you had already created in him, love. Someday that will be passed on to his children and the goodness that flows from you will be carried on to generations yet to come. How important it is that all children get this kind of moral building block as they grow and develop so that the world can be a better kinder place. love to you always! pat&mag

Jennifer A. said...

Angela, this one made me cry and I think I saw a tear in my husband's eye as I read it out loud... You are such a dear and you have (no surprise) such sweet boys.
xoxoxo Jennifer