Tuesday, January 11, 2011

on growing up

I was totally unprepared for the emotions that came two Sundays ago when Quinn flashed me this:

That makes it official. He's growing up.

I watched this today and bawled my eyes out. It's one of those "I am a Mormon" clips (don't you love those?). It's sad, and also so, so sweet. The little boy reminds me of our little knucklehead. I love how his mom talks about him and describes him. There's nothing like a mother's love.

I'm working on better cherishing Quinn and how unique he is. He's his own kid. He's funny. He's creative. He's curious. He's tender. He's happy. He's beautiful (although I may be a little biased on that one).
I get frusterated with him sometimes because he doesn't do things like other kids (sit, for example...). But I'm trying really hard to embrace that about him. I want to appreciate that he's different. Because different is awesome. I need to better appreciate the fact that he's too excited about life to sit still. In fact, I could learn a few things from him.


OUR HOUSE said...

Beautiful post. That clip made me cry too, even though I'd seen it before, and cried that time too:) It's good to be reminded of what we have.

Jessica and Jimmy said...

Thanks so much for posting this. I bawled, I hadn't seen it before. It does really make you want to cherish your kids more. I know I feel that way.

Jill said...

Thank you

Kristine Pratt said...

love what you said about embracing that he is different! Paul and I were freaking out last night because Hayden is a nightmare to take in stores, she will not sit in the cart anymore and wants to run and touch EVERYTHING! I just need to embrace that this is part of her and stop worrying that we are raising a terror!