Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Happiness Project :: Week 16

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Long ago, when I was very pregnant with Griffin,
I bought this sweet little book.

At the time I had a beloved cat named Cowboy
and so this book reminded me of him
but really, I hoped that I would one day read the story
to the child that grew in my belly.

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I read it to Griffin as a baby 
but as the years went by,
he lost interest in the little cowboy
and wanted to read about ninjas and monsters instead.

So the book sat on the shelf for a very long time.

Until a few months ago
when Griffin awoke from a nightmare.
He was afraid and randomly asked
if I would read The Little Cowboy to him.

We read it and it gave him comfort.
He fell soundly back asleep.
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Now, it's become his book of choice.
Every night when we settle down to read a story,
we read all about the cowboy's adventures.

I love that my big 8-year-old still loves
the sweet book that I picked out just for him, so long ago.

I'll always cherish the moments
we spend curled up together reading.


Want to join me in my quest
to scout out happiness for a whole year?
Simply post a photo of something that
makes you wildly happy and tell us all about it.
Then, steal my button and include it in your post.
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Anonymous said...

What a wonderful post! :)

Dina Lettre said...

What a cute little story!

Linda D. said...

How wonderful that he's finding comfort in a treasured book! A nice mind set for the future. good job, Mom.

Tracie Nall said...

I love so much that he wanted that story, and that y'all are getting to enjoy it together each night. What a blessing.

patty said...

wow-such a sweet story. i have books like that that i've kept, hoping to pass on to their children. if i can stand to part with them then. ;)


Tima said...

That sounds like a great little book. Glad he's re-discovered it.

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

Oh I love it- such special memories you will have

Kristy LifenReflection said...

How sweet, those are the best moments!

Andrea said...

so sweet! There isn't anything quite like curling up to a story together.

Jennifer Hall said...

Found you through From Tracie and realized my post fit perfectly with your link up. Nice to meet you!

And, LOVELY post!