Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Catch

Have you ever been looking at your children and just get this little catch in your throat? Almost like a hiccup but you know that if it went unrestrained you could be shedding tears of happiness.

That little catch usually takes me by surprise.

::It happens when I pick up Squeak and look down at his precious face. He's so new and so sweet and fresh from heaven. Oh, the things he could teach me!

::It's in listening to Sweet Girl making up songs and sing to everyone and no one.

::It's in catching a glimpse of Sweetie Heart out of the corner of my eye, and for the briefest of seconds seeing her as a teenager, growing faster than I can imagine.

::It's in watching my kids step out of the bathtub and noticing how long their legs and how big their feet are.

::It's in the smell of sleep in my girls room and the sleepy, "I love you" in my ear.

::It's in the hugs and kisses that are freely given at any time.

This mom thing is hard. Sometimes I don't know how I'm going to get through the end of the day. But I am given the little catches to remind me how very blessed I am!


Maren said...

Amen! I love the picture of the girls in the apple tree. They are having such a wonderful childhood! You're awesome.

Sherry Carpet said...

lovely post. what a sweet, beautiful family! we love you.

Sarah said...

I love and miss you both so much! Thanks for the words of encouragement and love!

Vicki said...

This morning, reading this post, reminded me that I don't have quite the "catches" that you have. My kids are all bigger then I am. So I ran down to my "craft center" and dug up some of their baby pictures. Oh Lord, but a good, heart wrenching, love story cry is good for the soul. I sat for nearly 45 minutes with the photos. Every feeling I ever had while I was falling in love with these kids is back in a flash and I am transported to another time. When I finally came up stairs, I hugged those kids in a way I haven't done for years - like they were little kids. At first they wondered what was up, and then, they just melted into the hug. They were small again, and I felt that familiar "catch" in my throat and heart - but this time, I felt it in the moment. Thanks for sharing your "catches". Now lets make a date to