Saturday, July 4, 2009

You're Gonna Miss This...Moment...#3

It's been a long, long, long time since I blogged regularly.

I miss that.

I used to have so many thoughts running through my head that I could not wait til the kids went to bed so I could put them into print.

I miss that.

I used to crawl into bed late at night with my laptop and work on a book I was writing.

I really miss that.

These days?

These days, I rarely blog. Most of the thoughts running through my mind are thoughts like "when did Emily eat last?" and "where is Rachel?" and "what day is it today?"

These days, I crawl into bed late at night with a sweet little girl who needs to eat, and sometimes her 3 year old sister who needs apple juice!

These days are filled by countless diaper changes. Feedings and burpings and figuring out whose turn it is to hold the baby. These days I make meals with one hand and am impressed with myself if I shower before lunch...or at all.

But I have been blessed with baby who likes to sleep at night. From just a few days old she has been in the habit of only waking up hungry once in the night. She has even slept all night a couple of times.

I have been blessed with great kids who fill my days with the awesome responsibility and opportunity to train them up in the way they should go and teach them about the God who gave them to me. In addition to that, they fill my days with much laughter. And we have been filling our days this summer with tie-dying t-shirts. Decorating sugar cookies. Taking Emily to her first movie. Visiting Grandma. Making homemade donuts. Swimming. Watching Emily smile and making her laugh.

These 5 little people have left me with little time for blogging and writing.

And I'm gonna miss this....because they won't stay little for long.

And to read about the moments other bloggers are gonna miss, check out Pam's blog!


Pam said...

I totally hear you! I am so sorry it took me so long to come over and read what you wrote! But, i feel just like you said in your post and it does leave very little time to do anything else but meet all their needs! (and my youngest is almost 5!! EEK!!) :) anyway, I am glad that you took the time to write that. to express your heart and to help other overwhelmed mom's (who sometimes would rather be blogging, ahem) that sometimes it just needs to be okay to do all that other stuff and not write!! you have a beautiful family and i love the tie die!!!