THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Eli & The Storm...



A storm is coming our way tonight. The wind has started to pick up and the thunder is rumbling. This is Eli's first storm where he is awake to see it and truly understand what is happening. At first he was afraid,but I told him that the thunder was the storm talking to us and telling us that it is coming. He liked that. Every 10-15 minutes he runs into our sunroom to see the storm. He told me he thought the storm was sad, so I told him to go and tell it that it is ok to come to our house and welcome it. It was so cute to see him standing by the front door telling the storm that it is ok and it can come to our house.
One of my favorite things about motherhood is getting to see the wonder that children experience when they see things for the first time. It is pure magic.

21 comments:

Dolores and Shawn said...

I'm glad the little guy wasn't too scared. I'm still terrified of thunderstorms.

chloesmama said...

It's awesome that you model not being afraid. Children definitely take their cues from the grown ups around them, and Eli's learning some wonderful ways of coping with fears! Great pictures, too!

Jeff and Michelle said...

Too true, that is one of the blessings of motherhood! I love being a mother!
Wow! Another storm! Didn't you just have one a few weeks ago?
Michelle

adele and dan said...

What a wonderful memory!

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

Such a wonderful Mama! I loved the way you told him to welcome the storm.
We had one last night and at 3.31am I heard an enormous clap of thounder followed by "MUMMY" and a little girl charging into her daddy's arms as he jusmped out of bed to get her.

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

You can't beat a good storm... as long as you are not out in them. Though being in Florida and those hurricanes... I don't want those... thank you for your kind words about my site... I don't want it to be a 'negative' one about the wait etc - I had originally begun the thing for my family in Australia where I could tell them about the China journey and 1,000 things that I am doing. So, you can imagine that I don't want it to be negative... so, like I said that I do like to make it 'cheery' for them and everyone else. So, once again... thank you for your kind comments... I will say that I always enjoy dropping by your site too... take care and see you soon... Fliss

Rachael said...

Very cute pix.

It's at our house now. My kids are not welcoming it. They keep crawling out of bed to tell me to ask the storm to please be quiet!

Sophie's Mom said...

Dh likes to sit on the porch during a lightening storm. In the metal swing. Yeah... not me! :(

Great pics!

jennifer said...

That's sweet. I'm glad you got pictures of it.

PromiseKeepersDaughter said...

Glad everything worked out. You did a great job, I rather enjoy a good storm once in awhile as long as nothing is damaged. I like to make a hot chocolate and sit on the bay window.

GWEN OATSVALL said...

it is amazing the things that come out our children's little hearts ... Elijah ask Emily the other day if she could see him when he was a baby, since she was up in heaven with God ... I was just shocked at the depth of faith our children have in the Lord ...

Hope Eli enjoyed his first storm in the comfort and protection of his home...

nikki said...

I couldn't agree more, Kim! Seeing the world thru a child's eyes is so fabulous...glad Eli welcomed the storm - we enjoy them over here too!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Love the pictures...
It is really amazing to hear what children say..
It is so pure and I love every minute of it..
Can't wait to hear those words..
Have a Great Evening..
Eli is adorable..
Kim

Christy said...

That is cool that he is so excited and not scared. What a brave boy. Love your site!!

Christy :)
www.tomiawithlove.blogspot.com

K1 said...

How sweet. Thunderstorms and the colorful falls are about the only two things I miss about Michigan weather-wise. I absolutely love thunderstorms and we don't have many of them out here. I hope Eli learns to enjoy them too. How's his owie healing?

Salome's Mom said...

The innocense and wonder of children is a beautiful thing to behold. We are stormy here as well.

secret agent said...

please send that storm this way when you are finished
we're shriveling over here

Janet said...

LOVE that post! How sweet!

Tracy said...

SO true.

I love being snuggled up in the house during a good storm.

Nikki & Larry said...

I am such a big baby I hate thunder storms. When we have a little one at our house I hope I can control my fear!!

Smiles! :o)
Nikki

Jewels of My Heart said...

What a sweet, sweet post of a sweet, sweet boy.