Our morning routine consists of breakfast followed by a little TV time for the kiddos while I clean-up the kitchen and get things ready for the day. This morning, the trio looked so sweet wallowing on the floor that I decided to join them. As I laid in the middle of all those sweet arms and legs, someone was playing with my hair, someone was holding my hand, someone else was rubbing their feet on my legs-- it was heavenly. I knew that this was one of those times Max Lucado would call an "eternal instant," where time stops and you are just IN the sweet moment.
It was only a matter of time before a toddler grew restless or a sibling touched another and made them cry. At some point, I would have to get up and clean up...but for those stolen moments my heart was so full. I broke the silence by saying "I love you guys." K responded, "Love you." R repeated, "Love you guys." and P said "Hold you, Mommy."
Being a Mom is clearly the most challenging thing I have ever done. At times I feel like I have lost myself, but this morning I am reminded of how much I have gained. God, you are soooo good.