I put Samson down for bed about 99% of the time. Our bedtime routines are some of the most sweetest mother-son moments we have together. Hardly ever does he put up a fight when it's bedtime because I think he simply loves this special alone time with me. This alone melts my heart.
Last night after we read 3 books together, (I say together because there are some favorites that I have read over and over and now he "reads" them to me.) I turned out the light and laid down next to him, like always.
I was laying quite close but not close enough because he said, "Scootch over mommy so I can put my arm around you."
Well, this was by far the most heart melting moment I've ever had with him. In recent months, he has shown us so much of his gentle side.
So, I asked him to repeat what he said and he said again, "scootch over mommy so I can put my arm around you."
Fighting back tears, I said, "Oh Samson, that just made my heart melt!"
Then I scootched over close and he wrapped his arm tight around my neck!
This morning the first thing he asked me was, "Mommy is your heart back together?"
I said, "Huh? What?"
He said, "Well, you told me last night that your heart was melting and I was wondering if it is back together yet?"
My heart just melted again as I looked into his innocent big brown eyes.
If he keeps pouring all this sweetness on me, I don't know if my heart will ever be back together!
On top of all his sweetness, Samson is quite a charmer. And he talks a lot about what kind of family he will have when he is "bigger". He wants to get married and be a daddy. At one time, he said that he wants to marry ME when he gets bigger.
The other interesting thing is that he is pretty sure he wants a big family - lots and lots of kids. He actually wants 10 kids. Oh and when he is a daddy, he will let his kids do things that we don't let him do now.
Yesterday I had his parent/teacher conference. I think I mentioned before that he is the youngest in his preschool class by about 5 months. I came home from this conference the proudest mommy on earth! His teacher told me that he has become very social, plays well with all the kids, is doing things way beyond his age level, is well behaved, polite and......he is a leader!! In a class where all the other 17 kids are 5 months to 1 1/2 years older than him, he is a natural born leader! Just had to share!! Can't wait to see what God has in store for Samson!
My heart is not only melting but gushing with love for this boy!