Saturday, February 14, 2009

 The puzzle pieces of love in my life

Today thoughts turn to romance; all of that sweet sentimental stuff. I laughed this morning as I remembered life before kids. Sleeping in past 7 am. Cuddling in the mornings - with just Dave in bed with me instead of the additional three little monkeys. Romantic dates out on the town. Less multitasking. Aloneness and quietness... These thoughts came to me shortly after 7am as Dave and I lay in bed talking quietly about the day ahead; plans of gathering wood, helping a neighbor, shopping for pants for these growing boys, tucking them in early so that we can meet for a date. On the couch. With a movie and buttery popcorn. We'll probably hold hands. And likely get up a few times to help when we hear "Mom, I hafta go potty" or "Dad I need water!". Suddenly our plan making is interupted by a little voice saying "Dad, you are on mom's side of the bed. That's mom's side! You need to get over on your own side." Little legs struggle to find a step as arms reach and pull up onto the bed. Jay Cuddles in between us. And I wouldn't change one little bit of it. Oh sure, perhaps more sleep would be nice. Maybe more time for the two of us. But the quiet has been replaced by giggles and lovin'. The faster pace is a mixture of learning, kisses, laughing, and the general chaos of {family}. A beautiful word. We are all here. Where we are supposed to be
Wrapped in each others love.
My heart is so full. And it aches for those who have lost a piece of this treasured puzzle. And tomorrow my arms will reach out to one who has. And I will squeeze them all just a little closer.
♥ Happy Valentine's Day to my precious boys ♥

12 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Sweet post, Wendi!

Melissa said...

What a sweet post. You have a way with words. I'm glad for you that you can spend such sweet moments with your man. Have a great Valentine's Day!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

I wouldn't change it for the world, either. Somehow lack of sleep pales in comparison to the look on those sweet faces when you hug them close.

Happy Valentines Day, Wendi! Enjoy your couch date...those are some of the best, anyway.

Deanna said...

I'm so happy to meet you this morning! I have not had the time to really get to "know" you through your blod postings, but the few that I skimmed... how beautiful!

Loved your note from your 'janitor' husband so very, very SWEET!... and then I skipped over just to preview your profile real quick and I saw even more sweetness in your husband's heart-- while at his job he loves on those all around him on the campus for Jesus! Amen.

And that you volunteer at a pregnancy crisis center.... how neat! I had a baby at 16. You can read my testimony at my blog should you like to visit sometime.

God belss you and your family!!
Deanna

Lois Lane II said...

Precious. Happy Valentine's Day, Wendi!

Mel said...

extraordinary as always Wendi, i was thinking this morning more sleep would be nice as well..but then i would miss the good stuff.

LuAnn said...

Loving Post! Makes me wish mine were little again. Happy Valentine's Day.

Beth in NC said...

Precious. Moments to remember!

Happy Valentine's Day!
Beth

MoziEsmé said...

Love is so beautiful in all its facets! Thanks for reminding me of how blessed I am, too...

Elizabeth said...

well put, wendi...well put!

jennifer said...

happy valentines day!

dani said...

wendi, i hope your valentine's day was wrapped in love and tied with a heart string:)
love,
dani