Thursday, February 24, 2011
Rain, sounds, and snuggles!!!
Rain softly tapping against the windows, the washer running yet another load of dirty clothes, and the hum of the dryer. All sounds that combined make me wish I still had little ones at home. This year marked the first year in many, that I am home with NO KIDS. Little miss Anna the last of my four kids to start school started Kindergarten this year. You would think I would enjoy the silence, which at times is nice. Today though, I find myself wishing I had one of my sweet ( most of the time :) kids to take a day off with. We would snuggle on the couch in our jammies and put on one of their favorite movies. Depending on the one I am snuggling with our selection could vary from Barbie, Speed Racer, Night at the Museum to When in Rome. The movie choice wouldn't matter though. It is the quiet time alone with my warm child snuggled into me, content as can be to stay right there in my lap forever. That sweet smell of baby lotion that all small children seem to have, and that feeling of all is right with the world. That feeling is beyond any other! As I travel down memory lane a little longer today, I will take the time to thank God for allowing me that sweet time when my children were at home with mommy, and to pray for their days to come. The growing they will do, the problems they will face, and the joys that will be around every corner. Everyday will be a day to thank God for not only the rainy days when we snuggled on our couch, but the sunny days to come and every day between!!