Colton, can you wink? Or 20 seconds that is one of my all time favorites.
You were such a "big" baby we called you "Bubba" for the longest time, but to see your long and lean limbs and torso these days, Bubba just doesn't cut it anymore.
You are your mother's son. You are the peace keeper, the calm maker and the care taker. You have bonded to me fiercely and are the first to throw your arms around me unabashedly. I love how open and generous your spirit is. You're the first to curl up with me when I rest and then you look at me with your big doe eyes and long lashes and say so sweetly "Can we please watch Chopped?" It doesn't matter what I am in the middle of watching, how can I resist those eyes?
Those same eyes that laser right through when you are mad. Your nose crinkles at the top, your eyes light on fire and then your nostrils flare- we call those "Power Ranger" eyes and whoever is you target is in trouble when you reach your boiling point. But so often those big doe eyes fill with crocodile tears first, and when they start to spill, mommy is the first thing you seek. My heart always beats an extra beat when I see those tears that melt me on the spot.
You're funny as heck and crack us up with the things you say. I went back and found this little gem from several years ago. We called it...
Dear Colton's future wife,
When Colton tells you one day that "meatloaf" has chocolate spread over the top of it, could you just go along with him? Oh, and nod your head when he tells you his mother made it with ham? I've stood on my head so many times trying to get the boys to try various dishes I make for supper. Colton has always had an aversion to meat. But I am learning that if you give a dish a creative name, like "sugar-and-chocolate-covered-no-thats-not-meat-underneath-surprise-loaf," you stand half a chance that they will take a bite. So what if he only heard the "ham" part of the hamburger. And I can get by with calling brown sugar and ketchup "chocolate." Please, future wife, forgive me.
The little turkey ate 4 pieces and swears its his favorite meal EVER. It was such a hit, just wait till you see what we're having tomorrow night... "hey-thats-not-tuna, noodle casserole, with yep- those-are-green-skittles-inside."
Bubba Jack- I love you to the moon and back.
I will be having my mri of my brain today with sedation. I will most likely sleep the rest of the day.
Thank you to everyone for their prayers! Scan results with Dr. Foster tomorrow morning~
All shall be well~