Friday, March 12, 2010

Moments to Enjoy...Gifts to Celebrate

Since the beginning of the year, I have been making more of an effort to slow down and enjoy the moments that I have with my little ones.  It takes effort to walk away from things that need to be finished, but I am always thankful when I have chosen to spend time with my family rather than complete a to-do list.
Here are a few more of those moments that I have taken the time to celebrate as gifts from God.

Instead of napping right on schedule, we go outside after lunch.  The sun is shining, puddles are glistening and the wind is blowing a warm breeze.  I swing the girls listening to giggles and squeals of delight.  Their smiles so sweet as the wind blows their hair.

Instead of letting the little ones watch a movie alone before bed, while I get a few more things accomplished, I sit down and we watch a movie together.  Such sweet fun laughing, and snuggling together.

Instead of letting LouLou go to sleep on her own at naptime, I have been rocking her.  Such a sweet face, she's growing bigger each day.  I sing and rock and stare at her face drinking in those chubby cheeks and eyes.  Enjoying those pudgy little fingers and toes.

Instead of walking on by my nursling, I bend to sweep her up into my arms.  She sits on little knees reaching for me as I pass.  I cannot walk by without stopping to marvel at my baby growing and learning each day.


Melissa said...

You are so wise to savor those moments...precious!

Johnna said...

You are a good mama:)