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Friday, July 10, 2009

j's little memory is pretty amazing

one of the things that's always amazed me about jordan is his ability to memorize. recently he's become very attached to certain books and this one in particular he loves to recite. i could not point the camera at him because he'd stop and say "cheese" instead of "reading" i had to shoot the video from the side. anyway, you can kind of get the point. more than just the memorizing of this book, i love what it says, and have found myself in tears when we read it together because it's so true.

here's the translation in case you cant understand "jordan-ese" :)

i could search the whole world over, from here to timbuktu
but i would never find one, just like you

i could borrow a bloodhound, to search and to sniff
would he find one like you? no! not even a whiff

you're a custom made kid, by God's own design
Your not three, you're not two, you're one of a kind!

Were you born high in the mountains, overlooking the lakes
Or down in the bayou, with the crawfish and snakes

God knows all about you and he smiled when you came
He delights in your laugh and the sound of your name

Curly hair, chubby toes, perfect teeth, freckled nose
If you're covered with mud or if you smell like a rose

Lots of sweet tiny details make you who you are
And I celebrate you, you're a superstar!

From all the you things that you'd like to change
There's not a single "you" thing that I'd rearrange

You're a gift sent to me, from God up above
Perfectly, delightfully created in love

When I'm with you, and when we're apart
You're always here with me, right here in my heart

I love you completely because you are you
Not only for the things that you say or you do.

You might snore in your sleep, or snort when you laugh
You might like your sandwiches in triangles or halves.

You have a purpose, no one can fufill
No one can replace you, and no one ever will!

Is it all coming clear now, can you see that it's true?
All these things I like are what I love about you.



Blogger Josh and Donna said...

so cool! i've been keeping up w/ your blog, couldn't comment til now. we'll remember your fam in our prayers, love you!

7/10/2009 9:34 PM  
OpenID karenparmer said...

What a beautiful little boy he is. So gifted and talented in many ways. His uniqueness will at times be difficult for his loving mommy and daddy but God has you all in HIS hands. AND he hasn't dropped any of us yet!!! Blessings on you all! Can you even believe that God loves him more than you do?

7/11/2009 9:39 PM  
Blogger Mallory, Amy & John Mark said...

Tara, this is a beautiful story. What is the name of this book and who is the author?

7/26/2009 11:02 AM  

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