Thursday, July 15, 2010

Thursday's Thanksgivings

I am very thankful for "snuggle time" with my children.  
It's definitely one of my favorite parts of the day.  

Yet many times as I hold my children close, my mind will fast forward to the day when they will either be too big for this sort of thing or may no longer desire it. 

The other night with John David was extra special.  

It was late, and he was having a hard time going to sleep.  I was hoping for him to settle in easily, for I still had chores to do before I could retire for the evening. Yet I was reminded once again how precious this time is.  John David said, in his sweet, tired voice:   

"Hold me in your arms.  Wrap your arms around me.  Hold me for a while."   

Needless to say, I stayed for "a while" longer and savored the memory. 



Lynn said...

Sweet, sweet. :)

Karen said...

I've had too few of these moments with Elizabeth lately. Thank you for the reminder to savor them when they happen again!