Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sweet Moments

Today, I was reflecting on the precious times Lucas and have been able to share recently. They are small ordinary moments, but they have touched my heart.

He and I are usually the first one's to wake in the morning. On school days I wake him and quickly get him dressed. On the other days I usually hear his soft little footsteps heading toward me in our living room, as he knows this where he can find me. Either way we settle onto the couch to read several stories before breakfast. His current favorites seem to be of the Dr. Seuss genre. I love those early morning moments when we are snuggled together on the couch spending quality time with "Green Eggs and Ham" and "The Cat in the Hat".

Another special time is at bedtime. For a long time now I've given Lucas what he calls "sounds kisses" (also known as "raspberries" or "zerberts"). Usually he gets two sounds kisses, but sometimes I give him a whole symphony. The best part is the uncontrollable belly laughter that follows. Boys of all ages seem to get such a kick out of such sounds. I love to lay next to him and soak up such joyful noise.

I know there will be a day when these times will no longer present themselves. Even though Dr. Seuss can get pretty old and I can be dead tired at the end of the day I pray that God will continue to remind me that these days are only here for a time. And when I surrender my selfish desires I am not disappointed with the special memories I have in return.


Kate said...

I love those sweet early morning moments at our house, too. As long as they aren't too early!

Stacie@HobbitDoor said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!