Thursday, April 05, 2007

You're So Pretty

On the day of my sister's wedding Jackson was not the perfect, outgoing ring bearer that I had hoped he would be. As a matter of fact, right before walking down that aisle, the groom's sister comes to me and says, "Malia, can you talk to Jackson to reassure him that you are still here?" I go out of our little hiding spot and sure enough Jackson's little chin is just quivering. I talked to him a bit and promised him all kinds of things if he did really good.

After all was said and done, we had to walk out the front door and around the church to the fellowship hall. Well, Jackson just starts balling and saying something that I can't even understand. I ask him to repeat himself, but I still can't understand him. Finally I get down to his level in my orange dress and gold sparkling shoes and I said, "Jackson, what in the world is wrong with you?" Jackson says, "Isje thelwo youneco sooelle praeujwe!" I thought he was saying something about the prayer.

"What?! Jackson, stop crying, I can't understand you. I need to figure out what is wrong so I can help you."

Frustrated, he tells me a little bit louder, "I'm crying because you just look so PRETTY!"

Lord, you know how much I needed to hear that. As one of the biggest of the girls there it is hard to think you look pretty, but to my precious baby, I am always the prettiest.

I love you Jackson!


Elvis' Killer Burned

As Jackson and I were on our way to Carrollton for my sister's wedding, at least an hours drive, I asked him what he would like to listen to, the radio, Elvis or the MP3 player. Jackson asked if we were going to head to Tennessee to Elvis' house to hear him sing. I explained to him that this would be just an impossible feat because Elivs was indeed dead. Jackson, being a Scooby Doo fan and having seen the Scooby Doo movie about the Tennessee Bell Witch over 100 times for sure, announced that he knew exactly how Elvis had died since he lived in Tennessee.....The Bell Witch had killed him!!!