Jacob is getting so big. He can carry on conversations now and it is just precious. Here's a recent example - one I want to remember forever. We were laying down getting ready for nite nite time (yes, one of us lays down with him for a while now...part of our ongoing struggle to get some good sleep in this house!) and the following conversation ensued:
mommy - "Jacob, you know how much mommy and daddy love you?"
jacob - "oh yes, I wuv oo more." followed by a big smooch
mommy - "thank you, that was sweet."
jacob - "oh yes"
mommy - "you know who else loves you? Jesus loves you very much. On Christmas we'll celebrate his birthday."
jacob - "make cake"
mommy - " sure we can. Good idea. Did you know that Jesus can live in your heart? One day when you get big and big, we hope you will ask Jesus to live in your heart."
jacob - lifts up his shirt and says "Jesus mine heart."
mommy - "that's right - when Jesus lives in your heart, He helps you make good choices and be a good boy and love other people."
jacob - "jacob good boy. Jesus in heart. Santa bring Mickey sheets good boys." (earlier we had talked about Santa bringing him special Mickey Mouse sheets and a pillow for his bed if he is a good boy.)
This was the most precious thing - he worked so hard to put all the words together. What a special memory. I really do pray that he chooses to ask Jesus to live in his heart one day and love Him with all his heart, mind, soul and strength.