The Valentine's Day Post
Such pressure!! I must write about love. That much is certain. But do I write about love in terms of marriage? God? The world? Neighbors? The subject of love is so huge; I've had analysis paralysis.
In the midst of this brain freeze, I have been reading Ann Voskamp's One Thousand Gifts. She has made a list of one thousand gifts (and more) from God - part of her quest to "wake up" and live life fully, right here, right now.
I've been inspired to start my own list, and I find that so much of what I write down is related to motherhood. Noisy, messy, joyful motherhood. In order to catch these gifts, especially the ones related to my children, I've had to slow down. Observe. Be in the moment. And then, there it is, a bit of love.
I know this is traditionally a romantic holiday, but as I pack preschool bags with "12 valentine's each," dress each boy in something red, and cut out heart shaped sandwiches for a class party, I've got the children on my mind. So to honor this day of love, and my so-grateful-to-be-in-it motherhood season of life, I'd like to share some recent
Love Notes from the Children
~The voice of a two year old ringing out loud in original song, during nap time.
~The constant,"Mom, watch this!"
~The zooming, rumbling noise of trucks up and down the hall,
silenced by a sudden urge to color.
~Brothers' legs, next to each other, heels up, peeking out from under the kitchen table.
~Chubby hands, clapping.
~Another request to be held.
~Stinky morning breath that still smells sweet to me.
~Brotherly secrets in ears.
~Eyelashes wet from tears.
~Swinging my hand as we walk.
I can't wait to discover more.
Whatever relationship you are focusing on today, I pray that it is filled with love.
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