“it had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. they went out and happened to things.” -leonardo da vinci
Right now both of my boys are nestled in their beds, sleeping. Levi is swaddled snug in a soft fleece blanket pursing his lips and making teeny-tiny snore noises. Wyatt is sprawled across my bed, wrapped in blankets, breathing small sweet breaths. I’m sitting on my couch downstairs with this computer and a hot cup of coffee, counting my blessings one by one.
Most days, I don’t get enough sleep – I’m running on fumes and coffee, and I’ve got a to-do list that’s as long as a giraffes neck. (I’ve been trying to get to bed earlier but little Levi still is working out his sleep routine and Wyatt has difficulty falling asleep each night). I’m just a few courses from graduating with my BA in English, so the extra hours spent studying and doing homework will be over come August. (thank goodness).
But, sometimes I need to remind myself to slow down and enjoy every minute. I took Wyatt to Speech School today and watched as he ran around playing, smiling, and laughing. And it made me realize something. I may not be a perfect mom. I make mistakes, constantly. But my kids are loved, and they are so happy. If it weren’t for the boots and bar on Levi’s foot, you would never know that he had something wrong with his foot. He is such a happy baby – and he is SO much fun to be around. I’ve nicknamed him my “Sunshine Baby” because no matter what kind of day I’m having, he can ALWAYS make me smile. And the fact that he is laughing now, (this really awkward “ah-goo” laugh) makes me so happy. It makes me even happier that he only laughs for his momma. And Wyatt is just making so many amazing strides when it comes to his speech and learning – it’s like he’s doing something new everyday! There is SO much to be thankful for!
I’ve also really been enjoying my marriage lately. I really do have an amazing husband. He wakes up before the sun Mon-Fri to go to work to support our family, then he loves on our kids something fierce. Man, he loves those kids. I love watching him come in the door and lock eyes with Wyatt – they both smile and are so genuinely excited to see each other. There is so much love there.
There is so much love in this little house. And I am so grateful for it. All of it. Even the crazy/busy parts. Because it’s all beautiful and it’s all special. Life goes by so fast – these past few months since Levi was born have just zoomed by. So I want to make sure I’m capturing as much of it as I can.