“Keep the HappYness and beauty of Christmas not only in your thoughts …. but in your heart!” -Thomas Darnell
Y’all … Thomas was so excited he wrote an entire little book full of his own Christmas season quotes right after our movie was over last night (Barbie version of A Christmas Carol)! Said he felt like crying tears of joy!! Here’s a couple more of his quotes:
“Not only keep the seasons spirits bright but BE the spirit. Presents are not the real gifts but the real gift is YOU. You don’t always have to celebrate Christmas at home because you can be out helping the homeless people. Sometimes you like Christmas so much that you never ever let the Christmas spirit leave you.” -Thomas ….
This from a child who has not been taken shopping once during this “season”, has not seen me go shopping for anything and the only presents under the tree are home made gifts …. I think I like this little boy!! -Camilla
“All I want for Christmas is Mommy” -Thomas Darnell ….
Melt, Melt, Melt …. I say!!
“I see you in a beautiful way and I love you” -Thomas Darnell
Bring on the sweatin of the eyes Mr. T!!
Took all day …. Team TLC Family Treasures (our version of family rules) framed … Now to find somewhere good to hang it!!!
It’s not as simple as I’d like … but this was our first one!!! Next one will be more simple with less words …. Idea was sparked by a blog post on Live With Purpose about doing something “different” than ‘Family Rules’. Instead of “No this, that or the other” put what is expected. I added my own twist of “stuff” we treasure too!
I’ve had a busy and tiring weekend … went to read and rest on my bed earlier … Heard these two whispering as they closed my door. When I came out they had cleaned the house and were still cleaning … ♥
“Millions of questions flash in my mind every day. I can’t even ask them all in one day.” -Thomas Darnell ….
I know Mr. T!! Wish I had an accurate answer for all of them. You leave this Mama stumped sometimes!!
“I’m gonna burst out huggin you!” -Thomas Darnell ….
I’ll take that Mr. T … BRING IT ON!!!!!! ♥
“You look like a rose Mom” -Thomas to me this morning ….. I could just eat that kid up some times … He seems to be learning early how to say just the right thing, at just the right moment … ♥ ♥ ♥
She began teaching me about acceptance and flexibility before I even met her … She has taught me about courage, expectations, improvising, and embracing uncertaintity … She has taught me by life lessons I choose to teach her …
Because of her and her brother I choose to make my way through cobwebs and clear some crud from my own childhood and youth that no longer serve me … Because of her I am conscious of the decisions and behavior I model … Because of her I thoughtfully choose the words I use with her and in front of her as I know, she and her brother too will one day be adults and I want what they experience in childhood to benefit them …
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to one amazing, beautiful, shining young lady …. Happy 11th Birthday Lillian …. I am grateful and blessed to have you in my life and to be your Mama!! ♥ ♥ ♥
“You are my treasure” – Thomas Darnell ….
Thomas said this to me this afternoon after I picked him up from school and we were driving home ….. My eyes almost sweated while I was driving …. ♥ ♥ ♥