Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Out of the Mouths of Babes
It's another "Tuesday's Child is Full of Grace" NICE HAPPENS Tuesday over on my JUST BE NICE blog. And it's also my younger son's birthday. (So please excuse the cross-post.)
It's fitting. He was born at 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday night 22 years ago today. I'd like to say he's been full of grace his whole life. I'm not sure that'd be totally accurate.
He's been full of boy. And trips to the emergency room. And sweetness.
He made us a family.
He makes me laugh and smile.
And here's one thing I've learned from him about niceness (among many other things. He really is a sweet kid.)--when you call someone, start with "First, I wanted to say 'hi.' And see how you are." That's the way to start the conversation, even if you're calling to complain or ask for money or explain you might not have done so great on that test you took last week.
Start with showing you care. Start with love. After that, everything else is easy.
Happy Birthday, Eric! Come home and visit soon. Your mom misses you.