We know that when Adam was in the garden of Eden he was commanded to multiply and replenish the earth. The Lord now tells us to multiply and replenish the earth that “ye may have joy and rejoicing in your posterity.”

I now know what the Lord is talking about (at least partly), when he talks about joy and rejoicing in your posterity.

Austin is a joy. He’s a little Angel. I don’t really know how to express in words the things I feel about him. The past few weeks he has become even more well behaved. He’s become even more obedient, even more happy and joyous than he has been his whole life. He loves me, he respects me, and he knows I’m his Dad. I love spending as much time with him as I possibly can because he just brings joy into my life. It’s sooooo wonderful….and he’s only 2! I would imagine that as he continues to grow he’ll become even more fun for me.

Last night I was thinking about what a joy he is and some of the things he does. When he gets in trouble now all I have to do to him is tell him that he’s in trouble and he immediatly stops what he’s doing and says “sorry dad.” He knows that he needs to behave himself and he’s happy to do it. He wants my approval and he’s not happy when I’m not happy with him. I think our heavenly father wants us to feel the same way about him (that’s why he gave us a conscience).

A few months ago Kim taught him to say “Lovey Dovey” because she said that he was her lovey dovey. He associated it with being HER lovey dovey, and not my lovey dovey. When I’d ask him if he was my lovey dovey, he’d say “No. Mommy’s dubby dubby.” It was very funny. I tried to teach him that he was moms lovey dovey and my lover dover, but he didn’t want very much to do with it.

Now, I’m trying to teach him that he’s my “Little Angel”, because that’s how I feel about him. He was sent to us from God to bring joy to our lives and he’s doing a dang good job of it.

I can’t wait to have another kid.