Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Such a sweet, sweet moment. So sweet that I had to, I mean had to come write it down. I just don't want to forget!

Megan is a little congested tonight and is having trouble sleeping. So I've listened to some whimpers off and on all night, but a little bit ago she just couldn't settle back down. After a couple of brief attempts to comfort her, I eventually had to go in and just pick her up to snuggle.

Oh. my. goodness.

I really don't think there's anything sweeter in all the world than a snuggly, sleepy baby. She just melted right into my arms and laid her sweet head on my shoulder. I just settled my cheek onto hers and whispered in her ear, "It's okay. Mommy's here." She was instantly calm.

It was like everything was just right with the world.

I didn't want to get up and leave! I snuggled with her a few more moments, took that time to pray for her a little, and laid her back in her bed.

So, so sweet. Thank you, God, for that tender moment with my precious baby. I want to remember the feel of her soft skin on my face forever! Amazing.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Remembering Life, Messy As It Is

Oh, dear readers, I'm so sorry that I've once again left you hanging for weeks. Somehow life gets so busy and time just flies by. I've yet to learn the balancing act and figure out how to get it all done. Laundry piles up. Dust accumulates. Blogs go unwritten.

Yet, kids have been loved, school taught, relationships nurtured. I guess that's what is really important, right? Then why do I feel so guilty when the other things go untouched?

Caring for three small children and managing a home can seem so unglamorous at times, yet when I'm old and they're gone and the house is quiet, I know I'm going to miss it. I'm going to wonder, what were those days really like?

Well, one project I've been wanting to do for quite some time now is videotape a day in the life. But again, because laundry often sits around in piles and somehow my kitchen never stays clean for more than 10 minutes, I've been putting it off. Who wants to have caught on tape - forever - their messy house?

Today is different. Today I woke up and said, enough! Today, I'm just gonna bite the proverbial bullet and do it. So what if the house isn't perfect? That's how we live life a lot, so why not have our videotaped day be like that?

So today, every hour or so, I'll be checking in on our family via video camera. I know I won't get all the moments of our day that I cherish, but I'll get some. I'll be able to remember what ordinary, daily life was like when my kiddos were small.

And hopefully 30 years from now I'll look back and smile at the messy kitchen island, remembering instead all the great moments I had with my kids. That's what's important anyway, right?

Let the tapes roll.