I know when she's ready, she'll be here. And it will be the day ordained for her since the beginning.
Looking back on this season I know we'll be thankful for the intensity. We've lived each day fully, stopping dinner prep to read I Love You Stinky Face and Fancy Nancy for the 14th time each that day, abandoning laundry pre-treating for a quick game of soccer with a beach ball, walking along the sandy shores of Now hunting and gathering memories we'll store forever.
Gems of seashells can be found, bits of pink-and-cream combos poking out of gritty shorelines begging only to be noticed. Like...
...family walks in the perfection of a fall evening.
...and snatching up snuggles.
...extra time to tackle non-essential projects at a very no-stress-pace (thanks Jason & Erin for your time this week!)
...Jon and Eden making pancakes together Saturday morning.
...the soundtrack of college football and littles' laughter this weekend.
...blanket-stitching letters to shirts for the kids to meet their sister in.
...serious bouts of silly bed jumping.
...feasting on Play Doh snakes-turned-pancakes. Can I get a "yum"?
...Edie and Si pressing lips to my baby-belly before going to bed...and Baby Girl pressing back.
...Jon putting kids to bed the other night, whistling "America the Beautiful" as a lullaby. Makes.me.laugh.
...and my Rock Star hubs in general, making a handful of just-in-case-store runs, cleaning the kitchen, bringing home the new Jane Eyre to watch together, taking the kids so I could have an hour and half all to myself. Think I'll keep that man...I do...
...and laughing at the funny things little people do.
We notice and pause, hunt and gather the beauty of these days, knowing they are fragile and few. Hope you can do the same today. Happy Monday, all.