The dryer is banging around the snaps on the diapers, and the sink is full of cold soapy water and dishes left too long. A little Minny Mouse reads on the couch chatting at her book and turning pages for her baby, and a tiny milky girl sleeps on my chest.
Our home has been filled with upheaval- a new little business that is booming with orders, two little girls who seem to grow faster than blackberry bushes and are stretching me to the brink with growing love and slowly catching up patience. And most of all, reminders of how important Love is. How paramount it is that Charlie and I don’t lose sight of where we have been and where we are being led.
This week I am stretched thin with responsibility but covered thick with thankfulness. The minute my head hits the the bed I am out, my littlest in the crook of my arm nursing her night away. My husband a heavy weight next to me, stirring only to answer Nolie’s cries and needs for cuddles, I am thankful.
“Hey Mama, you think of me beautiful?”
I sure do.
“Hey Autumn, you know I choose you. Love you.”
Life is busy, moving, and filled with heartaches. But my time, when it slows down (or, when I slow down to see it), is filled with gifts-ease-beauty- and overwhelming Love.