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Individually the same……….. September 28, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Corey @ 9:23 pm

It isn’t often that I can go a day without thinking, I should write about…………… but rarely do I actually sit down and do it now days. Things pop up, a phone call, work, a twitter addiction, or simply life.. and its shuffled to the side. But there is much to be said for the written word as it is preserving and causes one to eternally remember the events of the day.   So today I choose to write.. To remember and to leave a part of me here for you to enjoy.

There is much to be said about individuality.  From the minute both of the children came into this world, it was apparent there were differences that far surpassed the obvious.  Josh and his humble, quiet and meek spirit… content in any situation, happy come what may, and Abbie, the whirlwind of emotions, exploding with anger and passionate about life.  Nothing shocks me anymore about these two.  I have come to expect much of both of them. And enjoy their differences as one would enjoy the fresh spring water, its refreshing.  I can’t imagine them any other way.

A few days ago, that humble and meek spirit was tried.  Josh was smacked by a classmate over an altercation in gym class.  While he held ever right to return fire, he simply turned and walked away….. came home and still showed little to no emotion… I never anticipated having a conversation with him where i begged him to please be angry at me sometimes, its OKAY… Where Abbie would have pounded the guy, Josh showed grace and walked away. I think at times I’m envious of his personality.  While I’m non-confrentational,  I’m not going to back down from a bully. 

Then there is the free-spirited Abigail.. the one that makes me laugh one minute and furious the next.  So much like her father in personality that I often wonder if they will ever truly get along… though it makes me smile to see the face of perplexity when she realizes she is him made over…  I enjoy the early mornings though, when I go into her room to wake her and she’s still curled up under the covers… she yawns and stretches and for a brief moment, the facial expression is that of the baby i carried home from the hospital nearly 11 years ago.

  Abbie was hurt yesterday, and I think in many ways it hurts me more than it does her, to see her in pain and kwow I can’t kiss it and make the pain dissolve away…. I remember those little voices of yesterday saying kiss the boo-boo mama, make it all better…..and one kiss and the giggles that followed as I blew on their tummies and kisses them in the creases of their necks…..  Josh wants so many hugs (no kisses though *wink*) and cuddles it’s as if he’s still my little boy….but the tough girl in Abbie doesn’t want the kisses…….much…but on rare occasions when the curtain is lowered, I get to baby her….. and love every minute of it……

I smile just to think of what tomorrow brings……….. and savour every memory of today…

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One Response to “Individually the same………..”

  1. Deanna Dillon Says:

    Hi,
    I enjoyed this blog. When I was in school my platform was that every child is an individual child, as God created each one uniquely precious in their own way for his glory and of course you want to savor every moment-when you lose as many loved ones to death as I have in the last 7 years, you learn to live and enjoy every second God so graciously gives you in life.


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