Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Peace and Quiet

My beautiful child. I saw no point after 30 minutes. I got her up and she and I played and played. I gave her a bath which is always an adventure. At 8:25 she quietly drifted off to sleep. No fighting or yelling or crying. 4 stories (which, by the last one she was trying to close the book and turn toward me) and our 2 bedtime songs and "Nigh Nigh" as she says in her sweet little voice. For 35 minutes she has been asleep and I have since cleaned up the toys and I've been reading other peoples blogs that I have found through all of my searches. I've even commented on some of them.

I made it through a lot of my list today. My house is clean, I exercised...I even left the house for the grocery store (I never did go back like I wanted to though). All of the clothes are actually in their closets or drawers. What a good feeling.

My hubby had volleyball practice and then took our oldest to her other mother's house. Only after going to buy her a protractor and compus which then led to her being hungry so they stopped and ate and by 730 they were going the wrong way off the highway because the right exit was closed. Then he called and said he had to go back to the office to do a couple things (he's a realtor, work never ends for him, which is fine for me...we had long discussions before we got married about it). Now he should be home any minute.

I can't believe it's October of 2005. I can't believe my little baby is actually almost 14 months old. I promise I still think of her as a newborn....like I just had her...where did the time go? She's walking and has a huge vocabulary. Her hair gets longer everyday and it's curly on the ends. Everyday she does something to astonish me.

Motherhood is like nothing I ever expected but it's better than chocolate milk by far! (chocolate milk is one of my favorite things in the world) I came into motherhood when I married my husband and my oldest was part of the package. She was 6 when we started dating, 7 when I met her for the first time and turned 8 the month after we got married. Now she's 11 going on 30...she's beautiful and mature and still a little girl at the same time. She's got such an amazing faith in God that she blows me away sometimes with how she handles certain situations. She's really an old soul, ya know....she's so funny too.

Anyway, this is what happens when I have time alone and no cleaning to do.

It's 9:19 now. I should go to bed and savor the moments of peace while I can but I have to wait for my hubby. In 4 years of marriage I have rarely gone to bed without him. I just don't feel complete without him here.

Good night! Sweet Dreams! May God bless you and your family!

1 comment:

A little wiser now said...

What a nice family! Beautiful post.