Saturday, October 15, 2011

morning cuddles

this morning i was cuddling my little sleepyhead jordy pie...  She crawled into my bed rocking her morning bedhead and quickly wrapped her little arms around me.  I told her how much i loved morning cuddles with her.

she said, "i know, I miss when we could do this everyday!"  (the seemingly unending nature of the school year is setting in).

"I do too," I told her.  "We could just snuggle as long as we wanted to with nowhere to go!"

To which she responded, "Those were the days."

I don't take picture of her rocking bedhead often, but here is what that sweet little girl looks like in the morning as taken from her sisters birthday a few months back...  She's in the background, but you get the idea fo the little tossed and turned face that wakes me up with these delightful thoughts.  :)
my little bedhead baby...

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

My Mommy is Never Sick

I had strep throat or something horrible the past couple of days (feeling a bit better thanks to some antibiotics and rest). Being sick was never that big of a deal to me when I worked outside of the home.... so there'd be extra work to catch up on when I came back but really it equated to a day at home, albeit feeling less than stellar, to catch up on movies and take a nap and a bubble bath while someone else does the cooking.

Yesterday the doctor offered to write me a note to take off work for a couple of days. :) Somehow I think if I gave that to Jordyn and Paige, they might not quite understand. These days, staying home from work is not really an option. The past couple days have been salvaged thanks to having wonderful neighborhood kids off from school for the summer who loved on my girls while I napped, went to the doctor, the pharmacy and tried to sleep off the inability to swallow without feeling like daggers were in my throat. :)

Anyhow, the purpose of this post. Jordyn and Paige are current playing with Little People in their room, and Jordyn has one of the kids singing a song...

"My Mommy is never sick!
My Mommy is never sick!
My Mommy is never sick!
Oh, no, no, no!

She never eats sugar,
she eats all her dinner
so she won't get sick!
And she can cuddle with me.

If someone at the supermarket
sneezes in front her,
she runs the other way!!!!!
Yes, My Mommy is never..... EVER.... SICK!!!!"

It made me smile, and made me wish I wasn't sick.... Her primary complaint (as she noted in the song) is that she can't cuddle with me when I am sick. I am glad her world is ideal in Little People Land. :)

And I think that my primary complaint about being sick as a stay at home mom is not really the lack of bubble baths and tivo shows (I've still managed to squeeze a bit of that and early bedtimes in). I think I miss the cuddles the most too. The ability to comfort my children with my very presence and touch is such a humbling and precious gift.

So for those of you not waiting to get results back on a throat culture to tell you if kissing your children will give them strep throat in 2 to 5 days, give them an extra kiss tonight, and getting to cuddle them at 2 in the morning if they had a bad dream. Enjoy kissing your hubby when he walks in the door, and sharing the covers with him tonight even if he's prone to snoring. Enjoying cooking dinner, folding laundry and putting away the dishes without wondering how many germs you might be spreading in the process. Mostly though, enjoy cuddling. :)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Walking on Water

Tonight I got Paigey out of the Bathtub and while I was changing her into her pjs, I hear a bunch of splashing and a very frustrated Jordyn still in the tub. I came back into the bathroom to see Jordyn sitting on the edge of the tub, with quite the discouraged look on her face.

Me: "What's wrong sweetie?"
Jordyn: "Well, Jesus told me to walk on the water, and I am trying so hard to believe in my heart I can do it, but its just not working! What's wrong with this bathtub!?"

I love that the problem wasn't Jesus, the water, or her faith, but the bathtub. :)
May I face the doubts, moments and challenges of tomorrow with childlike faith. “I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it” (Mark 10:15)

Made me think of this song tonight-

Help Me Believe, Nicole Nordeman
Take me back to the time
When I was maybe eight or nine
And I believed
when Jesus walked on waters blue
and If he helped me I could to
If I believed

Before rational analysis and systematic thinking
Robbed me of a sweet simplicity
When wonders and when mysteries
Were far less often silly dreams
and Childhood fantasies

Help me believe
'cause I don't want to miss any miracles
Maybe i'd see
Much better by closing my eyes
and I would shed this grown up skin I'm in
To touch an Angels wing
And I would be free
Help me believe

When mustard seeds made mountains move
A burning bush that spoke for you
was good enough
when manna fell from heavens high
Just because you told the sky to open up

Am I to wise to recognize that everything uncertain
is certainly a possibility
When logic fails my reasoning
and science crushes underneath
The weight of all that is unseen

When someone else's education
plays upon my reservation
I'm the first to cave
I'm the first to bleed
If I abandoned all that seeks
To make my faith informed and chic
Could you?
would you?
show your self to me?