The alarm rang and I sprang to quiet the intruder! Morning came too fast...again. I rolled over and started thinking and praying. A few minutes later I hear soft footsteps coming towards my room and laid really still and pretended to be sleeping still as he came into my room. I figured it would be 2 1/2 year old Garret...and it was. He went to the other side of the bed and climbed right up and got comfy beside me. After a little while I hear, "Mommy", and then another "Mommy"; since I didn't answer the first time. "I'm here." I still pretend to sleep as he starts playing softly with my hair. Mmmm.....feels so good. Tiny little hands so lovingly playing with my hair. He has a thing for hair. Since he was a tiny tot...he would always grab my hair. Thankfully, he actually learned how to do it now and it doesn't hurt like it used to:) After this went on for awhile, he tried again. "Mommy?" This time I rolled over, grinned at him, and said, "Love you, Garret!" He grinned really big and immediately said, "Love you too!"
I figured I'd better look at that dreaded alarm clock again. Oooopsies...I'm late! 21 quick minutes had passed since it broke the silence of the night! We jumped out of bed and started the day with alot of joy in my heart! Thank you, God, for little kiddos! They are just so special and I feel so honored to get to be a mommy! It's so great that God designed it for us to be, "Keepers at Home", "To love our Children", "To love our Husbands"....Titus 2:4-5
And when the going gets rough, like it can often get for all of us with many children....we still have so many things to be thankful for! We can remember all the little hands that help us each day, the little arms that are so ready to hug us, the little voices that always tell us that we are the best mommy or tell us that they love us and the little feet that go to do as we ask them to. (even if it is grudgingly at times) They aren't perfect but neither are their parents...so what can we expect???? We can be thankful that Christ died for ALL of us and rejoice in his love and his perfectness each day! Hope you are all having a blessed day....the clock tells me that I need to quit my musings once again and get back to school:) The kids' break is over...so mine is too! Love You, Mona
These pictures aren't actually anything to do with this post...but I thought I would add a few anyways.
The kids reading to the kids...the cozier the better, they figure as they proceed to put pillows and blankets all over the place!
We had our Day 100 school party a few weeks ago. Here they had counted out 100 of a few different things...
OK...gotta go:) I really hope to come back later and post our past weekend. We had some special company:) We'll see if I actually get to it today!