Tonight while I was cooking dinner my son said to me, “Mommy, you are so beautiful” that was added to when we were doing Yoga together and he said, “Mommy, your lips are so pretty, they are the same color as my shirt!” Yes, this is what I live with Mr. Suave. Brian said tonight, “I am going to have to kick Julian out of the house, because he makes me look so bad.” And let me tell you he does!
The other day, the twins were telling me a story Dad had told them the night before and it was about flowers. After the twins told all about it Julian looked up at me and said, “I want to get you and Natalie flowers!” How sweet is that! This was also the same day I was a little concerned when I heard Julian tell Natalie that he was pretending to be Dolly Parton, until I realized he was putting books in mailboxes. They are always so excited when they get a book in the mail each month from Dolly.
Julian has such a giving heart. I just pray it continues throughout his whole life. Of course he still has moments when he has to be reminded to share with his sister, but overall they both are very kind to each other and play quite nicely together. They also enjoy playing with their cousins. We are so thankful to have so many and around the same age on both mine and Brian’s side of the family.
They often talk about their cousins and name things after them as well. Julian wanted to make dinner for his cousin Will and have me set a place for him even though he was not coming to dinner. After the death of Brian’s brother, I have tried to soak in the times I spend with my brother and sister as well. At my niece’s birthday party, I was thankful to listen to them talk about old times and their old friends. They are both quite older than me, so when they talk about their childhood, I just listen.
I am so thankful Natalie and Julian will have such wonderful memories together. I was like an only child in many ways, so it is exciting for me to see them together. I am already praying for Natalie’s husband, that he will be able to hold a candle next to Julian. Julian not only tells me how beautiful I am, but he also compliments Natalie as well. Any man Natalie dates will have mighty big shoes to fill. She is not allowed to date until she is 21, according to Brian, but I am afraid that time will be here before we know it!