Saturday, June 26, 2010

Grateful Sunday

I am feeling so grateful and blessed right now. 
I know my kids - I can recognize whose footprints are walking while I'm downstairs in the basement, I know the faces that mean "I'm hungry,"  I know which cry means for me to come running, I know the squeeze of my hand means "I'm nervous,"  and on and on.  I spend all my time with them and I am grateful that I know them so well they have become a part of me.
As I checked on them before I went to bed last night, they took my breath away - literally.  I'm not a sappy person and I don't say that lightly.  When did they get so big?  Why does the time have to go so quickly?  Am I wishing it away or taking advantage of it?  Do they know how incredible they are?  Do they know how much of a better person I am because of them?

I am grateful for moments like this.

10 comments:

Colleen said...

I don't think I have ever commented before but love your blog. I have several of days where I feel as you described. Isn't it an incredible feeling to have? Enjoy them - it does go so fast!

alicia said...

What beautiful family pics!! Beautiful. However did you find that cool blue wall that so perfectly complimented the browns??

And beautiful post. I'm not super sappy either, but feel like my days with them are slipping away too fast.

Emily said...

Such a gorgeous family! I say it every week, but I love these posts.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

It's funny b/c I know exactly what you mean! It's kind of cool to know someone so well that you can tell exactly how they're feeling just by how they hold your hand. :)

HMichaelsen said...

Well said Laurel. I've been feeling the same way, especially as my baby turned 5 last week. Where does the time go?!?

Letti said...

What beautiful pictures!

Kristin said...

My lil' man got his second haircut today...and he looks more like a boy than a baby. WHEN did this happen?

p.s. Thank you so much for following BonBon Rose Girls. We just got our own .com, so I'll hope you'll follow us there too at: http://www.bonbonrosegirls.com
We are having giveaways galore this month in celebration of our move. Right now we've got a gorgeous necklace up for grabs here: http://www.bonbonrosegirls.com/2010/06/a-giveaway-goes-tropical.html Hugs, K

Tammie said...

I love your blog and just happened upon it recently. I love your photo against that blue wall and I was wondering if you would tell me where it is? I also love the transformation of your backyard. It is looking great!!!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Wonderful post...enjoy the moments! Janell

Kristi said...

You are such a great mom and I know your children know how much you love and appreciate them. You are such a great example to me! Love ya. Kris

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