Friday, April 12, 2013

A Bit of What Life Looks Like Here and Now

The baby finally rolled over into his "I'm really asleep" position.  I closed the door softly, whisked kisses on the older kids, and out the door you and I ran, breathing loud "thank you's" to the babysitter.  "Call if you need anything!" (But really, please don't!)

We scarfed down some appetizers, called it a meal, and made it to the movie in time.  The theater (gasp!      Remember those?) was nearly empty.  We found ourseats and grasped our hands.  And for a moment, we remembered.  Life before all this.  Just the two of us.  Before caked on crumbs coated the table.  Before sleep was a luxury and not a human right.  Before we had found ourselves and known our dreams.  

But now we're in the thick of it all.  Here it's messy and loud and exhausting.  And it's also quite glorious.


There's the son who is itching to open your presents, the daughter who is drooling proud over your birthday cake, and the baby who sits chummy in your lap.  And as you all huff and puff the candles out, I burst with the love of the here and now.
 

Writing for five minutes, unedited on the writing prompt "Here" with Five-Minute Fridays

  

9 comments:

  1. God is so good and gracious, isn't he? Lovely word picture of the "here." Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Beautiful, and boy do I relate. Rare date nights that you have to work for are more special.

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  3. What a lovely glimpse into your sweet here and now. Thanks for the picture of what could be reality for me in a few years :)

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  4. Absolutely beautiful post!!! I only have one child right now, but I have done this so many times!!!

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  5. Thanks for sharing! :) I chose to write about "Here" with my babies too. My life may not be perfect, but I sure do enjoy it with my hubby and babies. :)

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  6. Beautiful post of true real life here. Thank you for sharing

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  7. Thanks for sharing your glorious and messy here:)

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  8. This is beautiful. What a great place to be!

    You have a gift with words. Oh to be so succinct!

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