I sometimes wonder if my boys will step in when Social Security is nonexistent (most likely our lifetimes, right?). That's part of what I hope I am sowing into by being at home with my boys - caring for them, teaching and training them to love others as Christ loves us, and looking out for each other.
I love being there for them when they have a boo-boo (and let's face it...we've only JUST begun with boo-boos - 3 boys and only one that's hit the 5 year old mark). I don't make a huge ordeal over each one, but I let them know that mommy cares about each little bump and bruise.
I was delighted in the last week to see myself "reaping" already some of what I hope my boys are learning. I was making breakfast for the boys and just barely burned a knuckle of one of my fingers. No big deal and I didn't make much of a yelp at all. However, my middle son noticed :) He looked it over carefully and immediately ran to the bathroom to get me some "cream" and what he knew was the LAST Toy Story band-aid (that's a big deal, ya know). The best part though was, of course, the kiss to top it all off.
Also, last week (unrelated) my oldest told me that when I "get wrinkles like a grandma" he'll "still think I'm pretty."
So, when I'm old, wrinkly, and need care from others, I'm thankful to know that my body and spirit will be in good hands - those of my boys, my husband, and God.
Have a great week!