|One of my favorite pictures of the kids sleeping.|
Thursday, August 9, 2012
My kids are 6 and 9. Although they each have their own very cozy and comfortable beds, they always want to sleep with each other. I know in the back of my mind there will come a day very soon when they won't do that anymore, so I cherish the sweetness of it now. Some nights, they want me to lay down with them, and I cherish that time too. Tonight, I stayed up doing some things after they had gone to bed. Then, I went up to check on them, and Alex was still tossing and turning awake. When she saw me looking in, of course, I had to then lay down with her. Snuggled in my arms, she drifted off to sleep. I've had quite a few things on my mind, so I prayed and then thoughts and concerns started drifting through my mind until the sweet sound of my children's breathing caught my attention. Then, I just looked at them in awe and started thinking about what a blessing it is to have such healthy, beautiful children. All of a sudden, those thoughts and concerns that just minutes before had seemed so important no longer mattered. I feel like God was there with me in the quiet of the night reminding me to put things in perspective. Thank you, God, for that still small voice.