Lisa Leonard Designs

i hear you…

June 8th | older posts

when you giggle with delight because you love being tickled

when you bang on the screen door because you want to play in the backyard

when you arch and scream in the bathtub

when you snuggle up a little closer because you are still waking up

when you fuss while i help you get dressed

when you tug on my hand and tell me to pick you up

when you knock matty’s toys over with mischief in your eyes

when you smile your big smile as we drop you off at school

when you go to your chair to let me know its time to eat

when you wrap your arms around my neck and hug me tight.

You might not say it like other almost-six-year-olds, but i hear you.

31 Responses

  1. hannah m says:

    Lisa, This is beautiful. I have happy tears in my eyes. David is so blessed to have you as a mom. Thank you for sharing this.

  2. Karen says:

    What a beautiful post about a beautiful little boy. I am glad to have “met” you and your family online.

  3. Melissa. says:

    I totally almost cried. Thanks for sharing him with us. David is so precious and I’ve never met him.

  4. M says:

    Lisa – have you seen this magazine yet?

    I’m pretty sure you would love it! In fact, you should submit some of your writing / photography – you would be a perfect fit!

    :) marie

  5. giddygoat says:

    You listen. You are wonderful!

  6. Chrissie says:

    Lisa, beautiful.
    You know David so well. You really understand and “get” him.
    And he knows and loves and trusts you with everything that he is.
    You are such an amazing mother and the two of you have an incredible bond.
    I love watching you together. I love how you love him.

  7. redhotirishgrl says:

    this is beautiful…I wish you would scrapbook so that David could have this forever. Please make a copy of it somewhere!
    Heather Kelley

  8. Strawberry_Lamb says:

    One of the nicest posts I have ever read anywhere, so real. You are amazing Lisa. God chose you to be David’s mom.

  9. 4primms says:

    So sweet Lisa! I love the bond you have with your boys!

    Happy Monday!
    Shelly Primm

  10. asnipofgoodness says:

    Oh how i miss those “silent” love whispers. Soak it all in, enjoy and cherish, and record. i know you will, and do. amy

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  12. Michelle S. says:

    This melted my heart. David is so very lucky to have you as a mom.

  13. Bethany Hissong says:

    This is really touching. I love your writing. Thanks for your kind comment… in the nearer future I hope to start selling prints. It’s funny that a couple of you liked that vw drawing… I almost didn’t post it because I didn’t think it was very good! You just never know what someone else will appreciate, do you? Have a great week! (BTW, I LOVE the rings you made me… I wear them every day!)

  14. *eni von und zu mai* says:

    so sweet…such lovely words from a mothers heart…!!!!
    i have tears in my eyes!!!

    thank you!!!

    all the best in the world for you and your beloved!!!!


  15. Debbie says:

    6YearMed sent me over here. Love the beautiful pictures, love the jewelry, love the positivity!
    My 19 month old daughter has trisomy 9. Looking forward to reading more!

  16. Kim B says:

    Wow – a special boy for a special mom.

  17. Diane says:

    That is so sweet it made me tear up!

  18. Misty says:

    lisa, this brought tears to my eyes… so sweet. i love this.

  19. Christal says:

    I can’t believe David is 6! Hope you are all well.

  20. joy says:

    oh, lisa that is so beautiful. thanks for sharing your journey with all of us. he is so precious. i treasure the spontaneous snuggle he gave me last week.

  21. Danielle says:

    WOW!! This was superb! And the picture is fantastic too. My favorite post so far, I think.

  22. Rachel says:

    I’ve never even met either of you, but I have tears streaming down my cheeks. What a beautiful post!

  23. Christine says:

    Lisa… he is beautiful and so precious. thank you so much for always opening your heart and sharing your family with the world!

  24. Hem & Lyckas Mia says:

    So sweet! hugs, Mia

  25. Laura and the family says:

    Ahhh, don’t we all love to have mom and son bonding???

  26. Heidi @ GGIP says:

    This is a very hopeful post to me.

  27. angie says:

    So sweet….

  28. Amanda says:

    what a loving message to your son.

  29. Deborah W says:

    I love this post! David is so sweet and you are the best mom he could ever have. Happy happy happy for your special ears that can hear David’s love for you! I’m a digital scrapbooker and would LOVE to create an album page (any size) for you with this photo and your sentiments; my treat! You could also frame it instead of putting it into a scrapbook. Just let me know if you’d like that.

  30. Sheryl says:

    Wow, that is beautiful. And isn’t that what we want…to be heard. You’re a terrific mom.

    On another note, I got my necklace “beauty from ashes”. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! Thanks.


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