Friday, January 30, 2009

Here's another tender moment I caught between two of my kids yesterday. They truly do amaze me and I love them so much!! Joshua was totally pestering Noah while they were eating their delicious valentine sugar cookies...which they only eat the frosting off of...by the way...I even caught Larkin just licking the frosting off today...naughty kids!! Joshua kept on kicking Noah and then looking at me with that naughty little troll look that said, "What are you gonna do about it, mom?" Well, I showed him exactly what I would do about it, after giving him a couple of warnings. I put him in a time-out up in his room. Joshua then screamed and screamed for what seemed like hours (actually only minutes, though!) when Noah snuck away from the table and headed upstairs. He crept in the room (after finding Joshua's blankey that he had been hollering for) and said, "Come and sit on the bed Joshua, we need to have a talk." Well, I didn't hear what they were saying, but I could hear Noah's tone of voice. He sounded so sweet and loving to his little brother who had just kicked him too many times! They came down soon and Noah said, "Mom, I just had a talk with Joshua. I told him about the devil." "Oh yeah?" I said kind of surprised. Then he said, " I told him that the devil wants us to do naughty things, but that Jesus wants us to do good things." My heart delighted in hearing that!!! Go Noah!!! What an awesome thing for a little brother to hear from his best big brother!! I am so grateful for all of these sweet kidlets that Heavenly Father has blessed Aaron and I with! They truly are amazing!!! I am so grateful for the gospel and my testimony of it and that my kids are already trying to figure things out on their own and teach each other what they have learned. In these crazy times we live in and all of the worries that come into our lives, I am so thankful that I have the gospel in my life and I love the wonderful feeling of peace that it brings to me anytime things look scary or the world just keeps on getting more and more evil. I am grateful for a loving Heavenly Father who only wants to bless us.

8 comments:

Danielle and the Boys said...

such a sweet boy little noah is! :)

Amber and The Boys said...

That is so sweet! Moments like that make all the difficult ones worth it.

Pricilla said...

That little Noah! He is such a sweetheart. There is just nothing like sweet moments like that. That was fun to read.

Grandma Carrot said...

What a wonderful testimony...what would we do without the gospel in our lives? Noah is a sensitive child who is going to grow up to be a sensitive man. (the best kind) I can't imagine what a great missionary he will be. He is already starting.

AmyB said...

I miss you and would love to meet your kids one day. I don't think I have 13 posts total and you have 13 in one month. I want to be Sarah when I grow up!

SFNielsens said...

Precious!

Anonymous said...

grandma and grandpa Nielsen are so proud of Noah for tell Joshua about good and evil. We had sugar cookie valentines too. Aren't they yummy! But . . . we eat the cookies along with the frosting.

Wendy N Collins said...

I had to tell Madelyn to eat the cookie along w/the frosting too. (the one's we made at Grandma's, thanks grandma) What a precious post, you truly are a beautiful person Sarah.