Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Could it be possible?

We're not sure, we can't be positive but it did sound like Jackson said "thank you" in response to being given a bite of banana this morning.  Scott and I both heard it.  I heard it a couple of days ago too but was almost too excited/thrilled/amazed/shocked to think that it wasn't a fluke.  He doesn't say it every time but he does say it and my heart is filled with pride each time.

Saying "please" and "thank you" is so incredibly important, especially within a family.  To me, it is a way of saying "I love you" and truly appreciate whatever it is that has been done.  When things are done for us, even the little things like unloading the dishwasher or taking out the garbage or any of the many little things that it takes for a household to function well, it's important that we show our gratitude.  All of those little deeds are done out of love for the family. 

I hope that someday those words spill out of Jackson's mouth like they did this morning.  Not because that's what he's supposed to do or because that's what mom wants him to do, but because he truly means it.  Because he knows that the little things are most often the big things.  Because all of those everyday things mean that you are loved.

1 comment:

  1. That is really great. You are so right, please and thank you are very important, even for those little things. Have a great day. Love, Mom