A Few of my Favorite things being – Huey, Dewey, and Louie! (Asher, Levi, & Gabe)
After walking into the boys’ toy room – which was completely a mess – we made all 3 of them clean it up! As they began to put all the toys on the shelf they complained that it was too much work! Then I realized that these 3 little ones had too much stuff.
So I asked the boys if there were things that we could give away. Asher & Levi picked up a few ugly cars that they were willing to part with. I told them that I wanted them to give away something they really loved – not something that was broken or they never played with. I wanted them to give their best! Just like God have us His best – Jesus – I want us to do the same thing.
So a little later Asher & Levi had a truck, some army men, and a small bag full of toys. Gabriel had disappeared so I went to look for him. He was sitting in my bedroom in a chair with little tears streaming down his face. You could tell he was in deep thought.
I asked him what was wrong? He was quiet for a moment. I asked him if he was okay?
Gabe: I just can’t do it mom. I can’t give away my favorite thing to play with. I can’t give away Sophie.
Gabe: You said we had to give away our favorite thing but I love Sophie too much. She will be crying for me every day. I can’t look her in the face and tell her to go!
Oh Gabe……how you warm my heart!
Levi constantly calls Asher “his little brother”…..which is funny since they’re only a few minutes apart. The three boys are laying on my bed today and we start talking about babies. I was afraid I was going to be asked “where do babies come from?”
Instead the discussion went a different way….
Gabriel: So I’m the first boy to be in your belly. Then Asher & Levi.
Levi: Yeah but then you have Isebelle. I didn’t see her in your belly.
Asher: Yeah I saw her. She was little. But I didn’t know that she would be a different color.
Levi: Yeah I was hoping she would be blue.
Gabriel: So who gets to choose the colors? Is it always a surprise or do you get to pick yourself?
Asher: I can’t wait for the next one to come out! I’m gonna pray it’s green with purple hair!
Yes…..these are a few of my favorite things…..and on a rainy day like today – they are just what my heart needed!
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