June 28, 2012 by mamacravings
Every morning with Eli starts off pretty routine.
He wakes up before the sun. He tends to go from sound asleep to ready for the day in about 3 seconds. I admire this about him. He did not get it from me.
This morning he was particularly excited that Uncle “JonJon” had spent the night. Eli had planned the day before his feet could wiggle to the floor. “I’s a p’way. I’s a watch cartoons. I’s a go park. I’s a dance a song…”
We continued to chat as I readied myself for the day.
“Mama! High-fives! ‘Dat’s a good job!”
“What’s a good job?”
“You’s puts ‘da pants on! You did it! Good job! You’s sure are a big boy!”
My inner dialogue went from, “I wonder if God gets up this early?” to “This is going to be the best Thursday ever!”
Eli has a heart to encourage. He looks for ways to brighten others’ days. He looks for good things to say to someone.
While I didn’t find getting dressed on my particularly spectacular, he was quite impressed with such a conquering. More importantly, he took the time to say it.
I want to be more like my son.
Today will be a great day. It started early. It started slow
. But how could I have anything less than sunshine when Eli the Encourager is at my side.