Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Named and Claimed

We have our Easter card from Grandma Sue and Grandpa Paul up on the refrigerator.  On the front is this family picture, taken when Walt was four months old. Last night I showed Walter the picture and named everyone in it, one by one. He watched intently and followed along with his eyes. He gave a happy shimmy for Grandpa Paul and a little smile for Hank the Dog. When I finished naming everyone, he put his hand on Grandma Sue and gave her a little pat with his palm. "Umma," he said.


Sue said...

Really? WOW! What a gift!

Pastor Annie said...

He did it twice! Very deliberately, like he wanted me to know. We'll keep reinforcing it!

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful. I like that it brings memories of Sue's mom, too. It's a meaningful moment.
-- Laurel