Monday, December 21, 2009

My Middle Child

When I sat down to write out our Christmas Card this year I had a hard time when it came to writing Davis' paragraph.

I was devastated.
I was sure he was being ignored as our Middle Child and I was that bad Mom!

I spent a lot of time thinking about it and came to a big realization. Caleb is much more like me, you never have to guess what he is thinking. I thought that's how all kids were since he was my first. Davis is more like John. He is content with keeping things to himself. He doesn't need for me to know and understand every thought and feeling that he has like Caleb and I. He captures you with his eyes and his expressions more than with his feelings and words.

How I love this little man! He is a challenge in a whole new way. You have to dig deeper with him. I have to pay attention to the subtle clues and read them.

He has everyone who works with him at Church wrapped around his little finger. Today I was chatting with a woman who doesn't know me well and I told her I had 3 sons. Somehow she finally made the connection and grabbed my arm suddenly and exclaimed, "are you Davis' Mom!?!" Proudly I said yes and she just starting gushing about how much she loves him.

He is a charmer!

Oh man, what a heartbreaker.
This kiddo is C-U-T-E!


Raelyn said...

Oh, I want him to marry Makylie someday! Why not? They are the same age...let's make it happen!

Pam (Haslem) Dana said...

Love those pics of him! DANG cute!

The Hamlin Family said...

He really is a cute little guy!!! And you guys have been BUSY lately...'tis the season...right??? It's fun seeing pictures of your family. I haven't seen Mark in like 10-11 years...his boy is adorable. And I can't think of a better man as the bishop of good old P2 then your dad...he's an awesome guy!!! Hope you guys have a GREAT Christmas!!!

Mark and/or Lisa said...

he is cute -- you can tell he's going to be a good-looking man someday.:)

Grandma Caroline said...

He has Grma wrapped around his little finger too. He is adorable.

Sara said...

he's such a cute boy. All your boys are. And we got your card this week. I loved it. Thanks for remembering us every year.

Abbie said...

The last sentence truly says it all.