He also popped through another tooth this week, right above his bottom one. None of the other kids ever got a top tooth before they had at least two bottom teeth. I think he's protecting himself. The very best way to calm him down when he's hurt is to rub that lower gum, hard. I've already told him that's not going to happen anymore once he gets another tooth there.
On Thursday, we went to Primary's Riverton clinic for hearing aid evaluations. He'll be getting his hearing aids in about three weeks. I'm really hoping this helps open things up for him. He's hearing, but not as much as we'd like.
Today in church, Aaron was just wonderful. Music really speaks to me and today's hymns were especially poignent. I have always loved "I Know That My Redeemer Lives." It became special to me back in college when I sometimes felt so alone. I love the lines about Him being my friend and alwasy there to listen. I was singing it to Aaron when the third verse hit me, hard. "He lives and grants me daily breath. He lives, and I shall conquer death. He lives my mansion to prepare. He lives to bring me safely there." I will conquer death and Aaron will be waiting when I get to the other side, with the Savior there to greet me.
If that wasn't enough, the closing hymn was "I Believe In Christ," another favorite. Aaron was watching as I sang to him. Again, it is a beautiful song with a beautiful message, but the look in Aaron's eyes changed as I sang the last two verses. "I believe in Christ; he ransoms me. From Satan's grasp he sets me free, And I shall live wtih joy and love In his eternal courts above." "I believe in Christ; he stands supreme! From him I'll gain my fondest dream; And while I strive through grief and pain, His voice is heard: 'Ye shall obtain.' I believe in Christ; so come what may, With him I'll stand in that great day When on this earth he comes again To rule among the sons of men." He knows those truths. He feels them. I could almost hear him saying, "Yeah, Mom. This is what it's all about. Someday all my pain and trials will be over and I'll be whole. I run and laugh and jump in your arms. It will be so much fun. But for now, it's okay. I'm good. It's all so worth it. Jesus loves me and He loves you, and it's going to be okay. Because this life, that's not all there is. There is so much more for us. And it is better than you can imagine."
Thank you my son, for being my teacher. I love you.