There are days that you would think "God, must have just restored this kids sight," because that's how excited Jacob gets sometimes about things. While we were driving today Jacob yells with much enthusiasm, "Mom, look at the trees, MOM, look at the grass, MOM MOM, look at the cars with the people in them, Mom look at that building, they're all beautiful!!!" I'm not even sure that he took a breath during his spill of excitement. I guess he really does stop to smell the roses. Is that what we will be like when we enter Heaven? I sure hope so!!
I wish sometimes that I could encounter excitement over something so small. Something that we all tend to overlook in our mundane, day to day, activities. I love that Jacob's excitement overflows into Caleb as well. I hope they never lose that sense of wonder and excitement. Erick and I joke around that Jacob is teaching Caleb how to be autistic. In some ways that thought makes me happy. If Caleb can take all the good attributes that autism has to offer and use them in life, then he'll be better for it. Jacob adds such a unique dynamic to our family and I really can't imagine life any other way.