Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A Precious Moment

September 16, 2009

Luke excitedly rushed up to me in the cafeteria as I was waiting to pick him up from school yesterday.

"Mommy! I got to go the the Treasure Box today. I got you something!"

"Oh, how wonderful! What is it?"

"It isn't candy!"

"Oh! Wow. What is it, Luke? I can't wait to find out!"

"I'll show you when we get home."

He excitedly fidgeted and grinned from ear-to-ear the whole way home. He even took a break from being a pesky little brother to Emma, he was so pleased with himself.

After we came in the house and hung up backpacks, Luke ran into the kitchen with one hand behind his back. After telling Emma to come see, he took both my hands in his hand and gave me this:He told me that I would need to be very careful with it and not to lose it. He said he thought my jewelry box would be a good place to keep it.

I hugged him tight and told him how much I appreciated him thinking of me. I know that he passed over suckers, Tootsie Rolls (his favorite), stickers, and other assorted items that would have made him happy, just to get something for me. My heart still melts every time I think about it.

He told me this morning that he had to save marbles from 6 days of school in order to earn enough credits to go to the Treasure Box. I asked him how he earned the marbles. He told me that he has to do nice things without being asked to do them, like being quiet in the bathroom and getting his stuff together at the end of the day. He told me that he is going to save up and get me another one in blue to wear on my other hand.

I am going to treasure this ill-fitting piece of silver and purple plastic always. I sure do love this boy.

12 delightful comments:

~Mad said...

orecious, precious boy - I must say, "he has good taste!"

jasonS said...

Ahh, that's such a great story. Thanks for the smile.

Wade's World said...

That is the sweetest thing ever! You sure are raising a precious son!

Holly Brennan said...

That is precious. I love it how kids can have a generous spirit, sacrificing to save up for something. I love it.

Make sure you post pictures of the other one when you get it.

Jill said...

Priceless - what a sweet boy!

Anonymous said...

it doesn't get any better than that! reminds me of the time i told carter i wanted breakfast in bed and he proudly brought me a frozen waffle. (literally frozen)

Carrie engle

Mrs. Jennifer said...

Best. Day. Ever. Love that! Every time you see that ring you're going to smile!

Anonymous said...

Precious! It's so funny how those plastic things can be much more valuable in our hearts than silver and gold ones.....Love it! And, a priceless memory :-)

Rachel said...

That is ADORABLE!!! what a sweet baby you have!!!

courtne450 said...

That is so sweet. It did my heart good to read that story... Thank you!

Wendy said...

So adorable!!!

Betty said...

How thoughtful and kind he is. That is a moment to hold onto and cherish forever. For one day he will be a teenager and you will need memories like this : )

Betty Toler