1000 gifts · amelia · family · http://schemas.google.com/blogger/2008/kind#post · joshua · madelynne · Top 10 Tuesday

Those Perfect Moments

When you’re a mom
especially a mom of 
rowdy
rambunctious
rough
little girls
and just one sweet tiny boy
it’s easy to get caught up 
in the moments that are hard.
I posted that last week
so this week
I thought I’d share that 
in life
in motherhood
there are plenty of 
perfect moments
fleeting and quick
but if I could just freeze 
this time
I would.

one.
Madelynne all curled up in our armchair reading chapter books all by herself ignoring the chaos around her until her baby sis climbs up too.

two.
The noisy baby napping nearby who grunts and sighs and purrs non-stop when I am trying to nap but who curls into my chest and is quiet as can be.

three.
When Amelia wakes up her hair is everywhere all swirls and curls and sweetness.

four.
Just one day when we all got along (mostly) and I reinstated some confidence in myself.

five.
Handfuls of not-quite-ripe blackberries they and their favorite boy friends are picking off the bushes.

six.
Dishwasher humming, dryer thumping, crockpot bubbling, babies all at rest.
and big girls at art camp 🙂



seven.
Long nursing sessions when we’re just both so content.

eight.
Eight little feet that will bring the Good News
we pray.

nine.
Clutching her “star bucks” Annabelle says, “Mommy, did you know the library has a room where you can buy stuff?”  The library is our new favorite summer place.

ten.
Trying for a perfect moment sometimes gets you one better.
It may not have been the original vision, but it’s ours.

Linking up today over at Growing Home and Many Little Blessings.

and all photographs are courtesy of MBShaw Photography.

Growing Home Top Ten Tuesday at Many Little Blessings

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