...I was watching my kids as they napped
just minutes ago...
Struck by my sheer mortality &
more than thankful that I can watch them
just like that.
I've been struck by that feeling before.
Almost 2 years ago,
when my husband (the Mr.) was almost
taken away from us.
Laying in his hospital bed,
I watched him.
Looking down at my 8 month pregnant self
and thanking God
that I could sit there
That in his last breathe, if it be
in that hospital, he could
reach out and touch his unborn little boy
Thankfulness again, when he was
given back to us; strong.
and I watched as he made his
way out of that
Again, last year, when my grandmother was
preparing to meet her Savior.
I stood at her bedside, and though
I was heartbroken, I was
struck with thankfulness
that I got to here her say,
"I love you," one last time.
Again, and again and again...
reaching new lengths,
as that of a seed...
steady forming its way into a flower
Looking in on their rooms,
reminded me again.
I am here with them.
I can nurture them.
They know me as their mother.
...and if my time on earth is
abruptly cut short...
I am thankful.
That I have had all these memories...
these sweet special moments.
these moments of growth.
of struggle too.
That I have had more hugs and
kisses than I could ever count.
that I have heard them call me
that all this has been gifted to me.
Do any of you feel this way ever? Mortality is such a sobering thing isn't it?
Hug someone you love today....and tell them you love them!
ps my bloggy pal Carissa from lowercase letters wrote the sweetest post about how we met, meeting bloggers in real life...and even a little about my home (from one of our play dates together!) Go and check her blog out....it's all kinds of adorable!