Friday, June 12, 2009

Mr. Social

There's really no better way to describe him. Jackson could eat, sleep and breathe people. It makes it easy on us when we want to go out because he never gets fussy. He is constantly entertained by all the people; people walking their dogs, people talking, people eating. It doesn't matter. I have a really hard time keeping him entertained during the day since it's just me and him at home. But when we're out, he's in heaven. He loves his stroller. He loves his car seat. I have to be careful not to say "bye bye" too early, or he will start heading for the door and pound on it until we leave. I have to have everything in hand before I even think of uttering the words.

So, yes, he is wildly social. Combine that with his explorer spirit, and quirky personality; he definitely keeps us on our toes!

The other day while I was sitting in the waiting room of Kid Therapy, Jackson's speech therapist approached me saying just how social he is; he waves and says hi to all the kids, is always smiling, and is the highlight of her day. I can't tell you how much I love to hear things like that! Then later, his occupational therapist told me the same thing, and shared a story with me of when Jackson was playing in the gym there. Another little boy climbed up a ramp and Jackson clapped for him when he got to the top, then climbed up the ramp himself! She said how much the other kids and therapists just love him and what a fun, sweet boy he is.

It has been such a rough road so far, hearing these things about Jackson bring the life back to me. It's as if every time I hear it, my lungs fill with air, my heart beats a little bit faster and my eyes see a little more clearly. The clouds break and life feels worth living again.

I love that he loves people. I love that he lights up when other kids come into the room. I love that he makes me laugh about a hundred times a day. I love that he makes himself laugh just as much. I love my boy.


Joy Howse said...

Major smiles here too. He just steals a person's heart the minute they meet (read about) him. :) What a blessing to have him in your life. I hope that you are able to break through those clouds more often. I know that feeling all too well.

jenny said...

Oh you have done such a great job with him... loving him so deeply! Someone saw Bella in target the other day and said, "Oh her face is so perfect. She looks like a little dolly!" I can't tell you what that did to me... just b/c we've gotten so many stares... that it feels good to have someone else see what I see.

Teri Wright said...

Aaaah..what a delightful entry. Yes, Jackson is such a joy. He definitely lights up my life!
~Jackson's Nana

Meghan Elaine said...

From what you've shared on your blog, Jackson seems like an extention of you and your husband. What a happy boy he is! I pray that Max and Ella will have joyful spirits and lots of laughs.

Thanks for your helpful posts on our blog. I'll check that stuff out. Ella has only woken up once per night for a week now! (And I haven't even changed what we've been doing?) Her brother on the other hand...oh well, at least his smile lights up the dark room when he gets me up at night :)

Anne-Therese said...

He is such an amazing boy, Halle! And you are an amazing mother! (and a talented writer too, I should add) :)