Monday, February 21, 2011


They only wrinkle their noses and chew on teddy for a short time.
You want to be a baby and a big girl all at the same time and it makes me laugh.
I love that you still fall asleep in my arms.
These tender moments between my children melt my heart.
I know in a few years you will be deciding what to wear...not me.
Even in the midst of the storm God's beauty shines through.

We love to wrap in this and hang out. And sometimes it a good blanket too.
Cousins are a gift. And winter time swimming and hot chocolate go so well together.
I learned so much from my children's Uncle Jim.
This picture makes me smile.
Twirling in nightgowns doesn't last forever.

For these reasons and so many more I want to celebrate the days with my children. I want to hug them close. Encourage them often. Correct them carefully. Love them deeply. And hold onto the moments I've been gifted. They remind me of the wonder of God's creation. The joy of their laughter brightens my every day. I will always be grateful I was chosen to be their mom.


Lindsey said...

Nicely written. I especially liked the one about not always being able to decide what they wear. Love the hat!! :)

Brandi said...

LOL! BB does the same thing with his teddy bears! I say 'love your bear' and he bites their noses!

Beautiful, beautiful kiddos. And, your looking pretty fabulous yourself! :)

Brandi said...

Grrr. 'You're looking pretty fabulous.' I have a big case of the mom-brain today.

He & Me + 3 said...

What an excellent post and so true. Love your are beautiful. I needed to read this today.

Marley's Mama said...

Perfect. Love you!
-Uncle Megan

Laura said...

Awww I love this post! You always have a way of reminding us what's important. Love the picture of you and Hope, you are both so beautiful!

Tiffany said...

AMEN!!! Those moments are precious and fleeting.