These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things…

A Few of my Favorite things being –  Huey, Dewey, and Louie!  (Asher, Levi, & Gabe)

Gabe’s Dilemma

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!

3 responses to “These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things…”

  1. But I really wanted Sophie, Gabe?!?!? I was gonna take her home with me in January!
    And Green and Purple are my favorite colors, so if you could pop out the next kid in those colors, that would be awesome!

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