Sunday, January 22, 2012
Twenty-four hours later we were back in business. I thought that the rest of had managed to sneak by with out her passing her germs to us.
Being a mom, and being sick at the same time is not fun, but it has it perks too. I got served this plastic meal today,
Sick day is over. I'm hoping that tomorrow we are up and running again, and by we, I mean me, so I can keep up with my little destroyers.
Grace and peace
Monday, January 16, 2012
From the open window in the corner of my room, while
On the way home from a birthday party Saturday night, "Mommy, Aiden's dragon party was so beautiful, it was just beautiful." (In your head while you read this imagine her saying it in a dreamy whisper...sort of like she was reliving all the fun in her head.) In the same voice after dinner the other night she told me her after dinner treat was "magical", then proceeded to stand on the middle of her table and sing a song about it.
Last night when Kev got home from his soccer game I witnessed this conversation,
Libby: Daddy did you win?
Kev: No Libs
Libby: Why you not win Daddy?
Kev: Well, the other team scored more goals
(Repeat this part three or four more times)
Libby: Daddy and there were lots of people there?
Kev: Oh yes, there were even lots of kiddies playing in the field next to me
Libby: Did you pet them?
Kev: No! That is frowned upon by most people
(Kev looks at me as if to say what is she talking about?)
Libby: But, why there were lots of cats there Daddy?
Me: Kev you said there were "kiddies", she thinks there were kitty cats playing soccer
Kev: Oh!!!! No Libs there were no cats, but there were children
She ponders this for a moment and then
Libby: But Daddy, did you win?
(Repeat the conversation again)
Everyday with her is like seeing the world from a child's eye. It is delightful.
Grace and Peace
Saturday, January 7, 2012
God had different plans for my Littlest though and even a year later I am moved to tears when I think about the way she came to us. I had no idea how I could love another baby as much as I loved my Libby...but then it happened...
I held her.
It was like... magic.
One year later and I can still say that birthing Maggie was the most amazing experience of my life. I speak the truth when I tell you that I could absolutely feel the presence of the Holy Spirit in the room with us that night, covering us with peace and comfort and endurance like I have never felt before.
Our bodies sank into each other and I loved her. Oh, how I loved her so much. My mother bear instincts kick in, my arms wrapped around her perfect little new born body and I didn't want to let her out of my sight. I just wanted to keep her there in my arms all night.
My Maggie Bell.
She brought with her into this world sweetness that I'm sure it didn't have before. Her shy smiles are hypnotizing, as are the lovely red curls that frame the back of her head.
Time tells me that it is not possible. Time tells me to enjoy today, becasue today she laughs, and today she nearly runs to great me when we have been apart, today she can exert her will, and today she knows how to love us back.
Today she has been with us a whole year.
Grace and Peace to you my dear one
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
I did go to college.
I have a degree.
I taught children at one point.
There are some things that even spell check can't catch, remember that time I typed Eater Sunday instead of Easter Sunday?
Occasionally, Kev will stand behind me and correct me when I make a mistake. This is really helpful in the I want to throw something at him kind of way:)
Which I actually joined in on...
Which means I covered another one of my resolutions.
Resolution #6: Spend time outside when the weather is nice...
Well, I'll just see if I can cover that on Saturday.
Grace and Peace