Monday, May 9, 2011
Despite the fun I have with my boys- the games we play, the noise we make, the forts we build, the energy we expend-some of my very favorite moments are the quiet ones. I love to be with them all day long, but more often than not, I look forward to bedtime. I look forward to cuddling up close and reading stories. Kissing their heads and turning off the lights. I look forward to a moment when the house is clean, dimly lit, and quiet. On those rare occasions when they fall asleep in the middle of play or mealtime, I take a few deep breaths and enjoy the quiet. They look so innocent and peaceful when they sleep. I also know, that it's only a matter of time before they awake and the craziness starts all over again, so I better soak up those moments.
Sometimes when they are sleeping I want to scoop them up and hold them. I want to kiss their faces and squeeze them tight. I know better though. They are just so precious.