Wednesday, November 12, 2008

CJ made me cry two times the other day, each episode a mere 10 minutes a part, occurring at bedtime.
The first is when my sweet little 4 year old read the entire book of "Hop on Pop" to me, pausing only a few times for help. Him! Reading! All by himself! This caused tears because it was one of those "I'm growing up and you can't stop me from doing it" moments, and, because I was so proud of him. It's just so awesome to see your kids figure something out and watch them fill with pride as they accomplish.

So then, ten minutes later, we say prayers. CJ says, and I quote, "Heavenly Father, where are all my friends? I live too far away from school and I'm lonely. I ask for a friend who will answer their phone and play with me." And then.... his little voice cracked and he finished with a heart-wrenching, "I just love to play. Please help me move close to some really fun friends."

His best friend that used to live next door moved. He absolutely loves his preschool class and has lots of friends which have generated invites to lots of fun birthday parties. As for every-day play, they live too far away. We live on the lamest street in America, I'm convinced. Our house has been on the market for a while, we have a new lot picked out in a huge development that's anchored by a brand-new elementary school, high school and middle school. And - it's right next to his new preschool and most of the kids in his class. I have even stalked it in the afternoon, you know, after school when all the kids are walking home. Almost every open garage door revealed bikes, trikes, scooters, Power Wheels and the likes. And, at Halloween, the houses were decorated! For kids!

So we wait. And wait. And wait. Not an ideal time to sell a house, but we're willing to try if it means finally putting down our roots in a community and ward that we love.

I insist that the Lord is ever mindful of our needs, and, if we are blessed enough to move, then it will eventually work out. If not, well, then we'll find a way to be happy here. We have a lot to be thankful for. Recently our ward got split and we are now in a huge new ward, so maybe there will be lots of little Sunbeam boys?

We'll see. But for now I'll be happy with the fact that my little one understands that he can ask his Heavenly Father for things he feels he needs and the beauty is watching it all unfold. Even if waiting takes all the patience I can muster...

11 comments:

AzĂșcar said...

The main reason that we also want to move is so that E.G. will be able to have more friends and to play more freely. Last year was really rough. This year has been better since a couple families moved in. Still, he's often the only one home during the day (when he's not at school) and it's so hard. Really, they just want to play. I hope you sell your house and soon.

: STEVE : said...

Maybe you guys will move next to a house that has a little girl who constantly comes into your house and makes messes and eats all your food. Even when you are asleep or not home. It's AWESOME!

Hailey Happens said...

Hang in there CJ? And, soo great, Berlin is reading the same book!! Actually hers is called "stop the tot". IT is soo great.

Andersons said...

Aww - what a sweet boy CJ is. I almost cried just reading that and I'm not even his mom!

Your house is gorgeous and I'm sure once the market picks up, yours will be the first to sell!!

Keep up those prayers CJ. :-)

The Garcia's said...

CJ is so sweet! What a smart boy.
Good luck with selling your house, I'm sure its gorgeous and whoever gets it will be so lucky!
We live on a street right across from the school which is really convenient, but there are no kids for Kaden to play with. He gets so bored and begs to invite friends over, which can be a pain. I miss our Utah neighborhood so much. Kids need friends. I hope CJ's prayers are answered very soon(and yours too)!

K19 said...

It WILL happen, when the Lord sees fit, right? All the worrying(which I LOVE to do) doesn't change it, cause it will happen at the right time for you to sell, AND find the perfect house!!!! So proud of your little (big) boy!!!And I will be posting about my tearful day tonight!! YOWZA!!

Amanda said...

That really is so cute. I hope that C.J's prayer is answered and it seems like yours too. Good Luck with the sale and with the floor plans. :)

Ovary Acting said...

That was sooooo sad! Jacob misses CJ too. He keeps asking when we will be moving back to our "old house." Just be patient, J. We can't know His will; but, there really is a reason for everything. I know your prayers will be answered.

Lucrecia said...

Oh I love his prayer! I would probably cry too. I really wish we could move too! My neighborhood is the set of Days of our Lives. We have a lesbian couple, a cheating spouse and an ugly divorce all on the same street. I need to get outta here! I should exercise more faith like you.

Sydney said...

What a tug at your heartstrings post! So impressive with his reading, what a smart little guy.

Hang in there with the house! I've totally been doing the driveby thing to every neighborhood we may possibly want to live in. So cool that you found the neighborhood perfect for you!

Becky said...

Your little boys sound so sweet. Everytime I read your blog CJ has said or did something very thoughtful you should be proud of yourself for raising such great kids. I wish you the best selling your house I know how hard it to wait.