Monday, June 28, 2010

Not, Gonna Miss This

Yesterday was a run of the mill Sunday. After lunch I had a list of things to do that was longer than nap time would ever be. I had just finished my grocery shopping and was putzing around on the computer before I moved to finishing the dishes when one of the girls started crying over the monitor. The hubs was snoring away on the couch enjoying a Sunday afternoon nap, which I wish I could have been doing, but I had that list and all.. I was a little miffed as I headed upstairs, the girls had just spent an hour after they were put to bed chatting and I knew that all of their blankets, pillows and lovies would be on the floor. I walked in a covered Coralee, then picked up crying Brennan and went into my room to snuggle her back to sleep. I ran my fingers through her hair and gently stroked her face, my feelings of frustration melted away and I was overwhelmed with the feeling that these times are numbered. I tried to burn the image of her in my mind. I stared at her sun kissed face, her kissy lips, button nose and to die for eyelashes. I listened to her take deep sleepy breaths as it sank in I'm going to blink and she is going to be in school/a teenager/in college/married/a mom herself. It reminded me of this song...



So instead of worrying about washing the dishes, working on dinner in advance, paying the bills, or doing laundry; I snuggled up next to my sweet little angel faced girl and rested. I don't want to miss this.

4 comments:

Goldylocks aka Erin said...

This post is right on. It is so easy to get sucked up in the daily hustle & bustle that it is difficult to just sit back and enjoy.

This past weekend we spent so much time together as a family that I didn't clean the house at all....and you know what? I don't even care. It's not going anywhere :-)

Arizona Mamma said...

So so true my dear friend. I think about that all the time. There is even a poem "Song for a fifth child" or something like that, that says it all perfectly. If you haven't read it...you should look it up. It's perfect.

Liz said...

good for you for enjoying that time! that's something we all need to do more often.

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