Wednesday, August 26, 2009


What does {4.5} look like for Jay? Frustration Joy Concentration Love Limits Testing Learning Growing He's understanding so much more... Which leads to even more questions And wondering "How far can I go?" And the need for parental consistency increases Then he sees: This is how far Not an inch further Sometimes mommy and daddy get really tired And the need for constancy in the consistency wears them down... But they see that for Jay, at {4.5} they must make the lines very clear This is okay This is not Boundaries speaking love to this {4.5} year old In three weeks Jay will enter a new stage in life One that involves preschool Teachers Playmates Learning Time away from mommy Like he has never had Bittersweet... He loves feeling his baby brother kick He waits And asks "When is he coming out of there?" Every day And he observes "Baby Malachi is sure getting big mom - I really think he needs to come out!" And we smile He loves airplanes Like really obsessed loves He loves rockets He has inherited his mommy's love of sweets.... Always "can I have ice cream?" "Can I have a cookie?" "Can we make donuts" But he also loves fresh fruits and veggies Loving Grandma and Grandpa's numerous fresh garden treats He loves to swim and completed level one in the red cross Learn to Swim program this summer We are so proud of him He also seems to have gotten mommy's love of creativity Always asking for glue And tape And markers And ribbon And paper And embellishments Making so many masterpieces But trumping all other loves Is the hero love The biggest love right now... Daddy If daddy is near, Jay will be less than 2 inches from him Touching him some how His hand through the carpenter strap on daddy's shorts Or holding daddy's pinkie finger Or daddy's hand Or wrapped around daddy's leg If daddy finishes supper and leaves the table Jay is suddenly done with his and running to catch up And Jay is starting to really get that there is an even higher authority than mommy and daddy And that Jesus is loving and kind And that love is offered to him And we pray and wait For more understanding to come... Oh the way he looks when he comes in to our room with excuse after excuse after excuse Not to go to bed That cute "trying not to smile" smile... Oh this love... This is {4.5} for Jay He is {4.5} today


Lois Lane II said...


austins mom said...

Happy 4.5!!!
That was beautiful ;)

Lynnette Kraft said...

Thank you for your comment. I'm so glad I was able to come by for a visit. What a beautiful family! Five boys huh? You are blessed. :) I'll bet you have a wild house! ha! I've had 6 boys and 3 girls. My three little boys are Jedi's, Indiana Jones, pirates, Spiderman ... anyone with swords, light sabers, webs, etc.

I'm so sorry to hear that you had to say goodbye early to one of your sweet babies. Praise God we'll see our children again - and live with them FOREVER! What blessed hope!

Your K certainly is a miracle! (Like every one of our children huh?) Wow, amazing.

I'm so happy to meet you and look forward to getting to know you better.

Blessings to you, my new friend.
Dancing Barefoot on Weathered Ground

Tracey said...

So sweet........"meeting" you for the first time. Very nice blog!