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The Winwards

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Friday, October 15, 2010

What I love about Tanner

On my online support group from babycenter.com, 1 mom started a thread called "What I love about my spina bifida kid."
The following in short sums up what I love about Tanner.

What I I LOVE about Tanner........ EVERYTHING....from his head to his toes!

I love how happy he is to see me first thing in the morning.

I love that he says Mum, mum, mum, mom, mama over and over and over again until he gets my attention!

I love how his eyes light up when he sees people that he knows

I love all the baby jabberish as he learns to say words

I love how he will eat something one day but not the next

I love how stubborn he is, and how much concentration he puts in to do something hard

I love his smile, and how excited he gets over the fact that Daddy is home!

I love his personality, his laugh, and the fact that he "sings" himself to sleep at night.

I love his determination and strength, and the fact that he always has the courage to try try again.

I love the way he sits and "dances" to the music.

I love that he loves cars and trucks. Points to them when we are in the car saying OHHH WOOK! So cute! Or when he has lost something and finds it, he squeals and says "Dere it is!

I love how he still wants to cuddle, and that when he hugs me he says "Ahhhh". I love his open mouth slobbery kisses, and that he's a mama's boy.

I love that he growls at the dog after the dog has growled at him. I love that he loves his dog. Her name is Maple, but he calls her "Apes"

I love that while he is in the tub, he always has to make sure the floor gets wet enough to be mopped.

I love that he picks up EVERY piece of paper or plastic and wants to throw it in the garbage.

I love that he loves to read and to sing with me.

I love how he gets so excited about things that he is waving his arms and bouncing up and down, while squealing!

I love how he has made my life better and me a better person. I love that he has taught me more than I learned before I knew him.

AND I love that HE is MY SON & that God allowed me to be is Mom!


Paul Jessie and the Boys said...

what a precious post! :) we love him too!

Amanda said...

Yay for all the things to love about Tanner!
Sometimes it's really nice to write down a list like that!

Stephanie said...

Wonderfully said!