Sunday, April 5, 2009

Sick Day

These are the children who doted on their sick puking momma these past two days and then finally coaxed me out into the yard this morning.

How have I never see Janie's gift to serve? Full-hearted and without expectation she made me the apple of her eye. Between pillows and blankies, tuck-ins and gentle pats, errands and undivided attention, I captured a glimpse of gentleness in this fierce daughter of mine. "Are you sure I can't get you anything else, Momma? Maybe another little pillow for right here?" pointing to a gap in the blanket. She is already puffing another in place. Jack was all hugs. And hugs and hugs.

Lulie ate a boxful of Cheerios and thanked the Lord for Daddy.
Me too!


Lori said...

What glorious little ones you've got over there! I love the wipe sticker on Janie's Shade shirt. :)

Hope the sunshine did you good and that you're up and at 'em tomorrow!

Goat said...

Isn't it miraculous how their gifts emerge--treasure. Pure gold.

That goes for you too Craig!

Heather said...

How precious to see Janie's gifts develop! What a joy!

The title picture is so cute. So, do you have a camera attached to you at all times too? Do you remember life before the blog? You do such a great job! I really feel so connected to you even though it's been years and now we are miles apart.

the o's said...

awwww how sweet your kids are! probably a testiment to what a good mom they have! :) hope you feel better soon!!

Ben and Rachelle said...

Such little sweeties! Gotta love 'em. Enjoy this sunshine! Playing in the dirt always makes me feel better! :)