I have been pretty busy. Maybe no more than usual, but "usual" is busy enough!
When my Beloved is nearby in the evenings I cuddle on the couch and visit long.
When company comes through our neck of the woods there is a blessed increase
in the visiting department.
With children getting bigger overnight, some are allowed the privilege of staying up late.
I figure if they don't sleep they can't get bigger...?
And the days? 24 hours here are as a wool sweater run through the dryer on high heat.
The days have shrunk considerably in recent years and I am impressed by how much
of my life is spent in the kitchen :-)
The other evening our friends were over. We girls were laughing about how quickly our
husbands fall asleep: when the head hits the pillow. No whispered visits in bed!
The husbands retaliate with something like "Beds are for sleeping in" and that's when I was hit
with the ironic truth: for moms, bed is a base of operations for the dark hours.
We merely get comfortable before a little one calls, or a baby needs to eat, or a big one has a
distressing dream and needs a hug. After a pizza night there are always parched lips and water
refills. Certain nights there is a parade to the potty. Sometimes sleep is delayed interrupted just
because we wait for what comes next - on those nights no one needs mom until she closes her
eyelids and (temporarily) dozes off.
That's life. In talking to Molly the last few days (the first days at home with a brand new baby boy)
we've agreed that some things are inevitable so it's worth looking for the joy in every moment.
Diaper disasters, blood sugar lows, and a lake of pee on the floor included.
There may be an exception for vomit.
Don't wag your head and wonder how I do it. Every day I ask myself how all the other moms do it!
I'm not being modest to say that our delightfully chaotic survival depends on grace 100%.
Don't worry if I don't get around to posting thoughts and pictures as often as I sometimes have.
Grace is in full swing here :-)
You are my inspiration!
I love you.
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