Monday, September 30, 2013

"The best _____ I've ever had."

"And now...I will be a flamingo!"

If I could remember one thing about Henry right now, about to turn three at the end of November, it would be his infectious enthusiasm for everything. My Mom and Dad (and sister, and Hank...) often tease me because when I'm enjoying something, be it a book, movie, food, whatever, I almost always count it as "the best I've ever had." It's to the point where the other day Hank joked that my headstone will read "the best life I ever had!" I don't consciously do it, and usually only recognize I am until I'm in the middle of saying it. But I don't think it's a bad way to be at all. I love that I love things so much, that whatever it is I'm loving is the best thing I've ever loved up until that moment. And it seems that Henry has inherited this same penchant for really, really loving things.


There's been so many instances lately where he's been eating a meal, and stopped and said "MOMMY. This is the very best sandwich (or cereal or cup of orange juice, or more recently, a single olive) I've EVER had. Ever!" Or he'll be watching a movie and exclaim, "oh, I LOVE this part! I just LOVE it!" Hank and I find ourselves laughing every day over how happy such simple things make him. Last week we took a little roadtrip up to Flagstaff, and while visiting the train station Henry said, "Oh I LOVE how many freight cars are on that train! This is really the best train EVER!"

I am constantly inspired by Henry's zest for life and count myself as very, very lucky to be able to spend my days with such a special little soul. It seriously makes me want to cry thinking about what a sweet heart he has, and how much joy he carries with him. One of my biggest jobs as a Mom will be to preserve that excitement as he grows and experiences more of life, and one of my greatest hopes for him is that this enthusiasm stays with him forever.



18 comments:

  1. Oh gosh, this is precious. Enthusiasm is infectious, so as long as you keep loving life, I think it will continue to inspire Henry to love his! It may wane during his middle school/high school years a bit, but that passion will still be there resting under the surface.

    The Rambling Fangirl

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    1. Totally agree- and I hope that we can really instill in him during those junior high and high school years that "too cool" is not cool!

      Happy Monday!
      xo

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  2. Love his enthusiasm and passion to enjoy everything! He seems like such a happy boy. It's so incredible how these little people can come along and inspire us so much...often by doing things that we used to do or ways that they take after us. Great post.

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    1. It is really neat to see- hoping to pass along the best parts of us. And thanks so much for stopping by, Melanie! :)

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  3. I wish I had his enthusiasm! It's great that at such a young age he's already appreciating and enjoying the smallest of things! He's going to mature into someone whose appreciates everything in life and has a very positive attitude, which is great!

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    1. Steven, your comments always make my day. Thank you!

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  4. I'm this way, too! For nearly every song on the radio, I sigh and say, "I love this song." And I do, every single time. I love loving things, and it really is the best way to live!

    Awesome optimistic post on this otherwise dreary Monday. Thank you!

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    1. Karly you and I would get along well. I'm the same way! :) And I agree- it is the best way to live!

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  5. I cannot believe how much Henry has grown! This little boy looks like a cool little dude now! He is lucky to have a mama who stays so positive in life. It's never a bad thing to get excited and love these little moments in life. :)

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    1. Isn't it crazy? I feel like in the past few months he's gotten REALLY big.
      Thanks for stopping by Jessica! Always appreciate and love your comments. <3

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  6. Nothing bad about saying good things.

    Carina
    http://www.carstina.com/

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  7. I love what I love. The more you love the more passion you have. At least that is what I think. It is a very good thing in life.

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    1. I agree. Simple and to the point! Perfect. <3

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  8. Delightful! I have two little boys too, my eldest, Oliver is 3.5 yrs. His personality is fleshing out in leaps and bounds lately, and it's very cool to watch. While he doesn't share Henry's enthusiasm for everything, when he does like something, we'll get a 'that was really awesome, mama!'

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    1. That's just as awesome- because then you know whatever it is he's commenting on is REALLY awesome. Love that! :D

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  9. I love how you overly love everything!

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    1. Well I love that you love that I love everything! ;) haha.

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