Thursday, November 3, 2016

This kid...

I wish I could remember and write down all the sweet and funny things Jaris says. Last night was just one of those nights where everything was crazy and nonstop. I had a dentist appointment in the late afternoon and immediately after I had to go get Landry, pick up JT from granny's house and get him to basketball. As I'm driving around my numbness is starting to ware off and I'm in a lot of pain. I've had a lot of dental work done, pretty much everything you can think of, I've had. Luckily this time I didn't have to have a root canal but for some reason this was the worst tooth pain I'd ever felt. Even worse than when I did have to have a root canal. Trying to get to the location of basketball practice (not our regular spot) made my night worse. We got about 200 yards form the church only to come to a closed bridge. So we then had to go 10 minutes to get around to the other side. He was already late because of my dentist appointment. During practice my pain level increased and I was almost in tears. Got home and got Jaris dinner and Landry in the bath and then Brett came home (thank God) and took over Landry's bath. But while I was switching out with Brett we were both in the bathroom when we heard Jaris saying his dinner prayer. Normally he says the one they learned at preschool, "God is good, God is great..." and so on but lately he has wanted to change it up. We listened from the bathroom, "God is good, God is great, thank you God for this food, please make sure all the Veritas football players are safe, the baseball players are safe (we were watching the Cubs), thank you for my family, and put this food to the nourishment of our bodies. Amen." Be still my heart!

 I sat with Jaris while he ate and he kept asking if I was okay and if I needed anything. When he was done with dinner he came over and sat on my lap. He gave me a soft kiss on the cheek where my tooth hurt and asked if I was feeling any better. I said, "man oh man buddy I love you." He replied with his usual of "I love you to the moon and back to the moon and back forever," and then gave me a big hug. Maybe it was the amount of pain I was in or maybe I'm just emotion but for some reason at that moment I got very sentimental about him. And when he was done hugging me he looked at me and he could tell I was about to cry and he said, "mom...don't you dare cry!" I started laughing and so did he, then he said it again...and again. 

He has such a tender heart, I absolutely love that about him.