Monday, December 22, 2008

These snowy days

Seattle has been blessed with a record snowfall over the last several days. This is a heavenly gift for me. It reminds me of home.

I awoke this morning to find my two youngest boys sleeping on the living room floor, dart guns and light sabers littered around them. I assume they were looking to sleep near the Christmas tree. As I adjusted their blankets and added an additional layer to keep them toasty (and sleeping), I stepped on an action figure and tried to keep a wimper from escaping my lips. I nearly fell onto one of the boys and instead performed some accidental acrobatics worthy of Cirque.

I gingerly pulled myself to a standing position and smiled gratefully. I love raising boys. There will come a day when I will never have to pick up an action figure, toy gun or stinky tennis shoe. I will miss the hubbub and chaos of these days. I have faith that my boys will grow into amazing men - conquerors, mighty heroes of this day, faithful husbands and fathers.

Thank you Father for these days.

1 comment:

The Source said...

Hi, I'm new to your blog and have been browsing around a bit. My daughter is a competition cheerleader, too. I love the enthusiasm and devotion you have for your girls! Hope you all had a Merry Christmas and enjoyed the snow. We don't get snow down here in SC. Well...maybe a flake or two every decade. :)