Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Love Lifted Me

I just left the boys' room. Jonathan had put them to bed earlier and I was later summoned in to their room by Miles, who needed a hug. I knew this also meant he wanted me to sing to him. His most requested song is "Lifted Love Me," and how can I resist when he insists on calling it that? Most nights I go in and sing one song for each of them after Jonathan has read and prayed with them while I am doing the same with Ella. Eli crashed pretty fast tonight so by the time I got in there it was just Miles and me. He sat in my lap while I rocked him and sang "rockabye" (which he also loves) and "Love Lifted Me" and part of a Sara Groves song that he calls "the song about God." I managed to get him laying down in the bed and he asked me to "sing lifted love me one more time." This time he sang with me - with halting words a bit behind mine, off key and really spoken more than sung - but he held my hands and sang with me and it was beautiful. Jonathan says all the time that Miles is just a beautiful little person. He really is when you get past the two-year-oldness and anger management issues that are part of his little (but big!) personality. He's the one who lifted me with love tonight.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Uncle Kevin loves Miles.

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Erika said...

Shey is a beautiful soul too, except when he is hitting me with dinosaurs as I am trying to read to Peyton. :)

Anita McFarland said...

You know this entire family loves our little sweet, angry boy.

Amanda G. said...

That is so sweet. Taylor has been loving a David Crowder CD that plays in Wes car. For awhile his fave song was "The Mad Monkey" song. AKA..."I will dance, I will sing, to be mad for my king." I thought it was kinda sad tonight when he asked to hear the "my king" song. Guess he's growing up.

PS- Thank you for the hearing test info. :)

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