Monday, April 21, 2008

Epiphany

My husband has been out of town a lot lately. It seems like he is always going out with his friends, eating at nice restaurants, and sleeping in quiet hotel rooms. I, on the other hand, am washing dishes, changing diapers, and appeasing fussy babies.

While John was gone this weekend, it occurred to me that I am one of the luckiest people in the world. I get to spend all day with my babies. I get to hold their little bodies close to mine. I get to take them for walks to the park. I get to read stories with them. I get to do everything with them!

When I am old, and I look back on my life, I will be happy that I spent every waking hour with my beautiful babies.

18 comments:

Eva said...

Definitely the most fun I have ever had.

Marni Tiani Self said...

Awwww... what a great epiphany!

Jeninacide said...

Hehe! Now THAT's the SPIRIT!! :-D

Dana said...

that was so beautiful.. what you said really touched my heart!!

Greg said...

And at some point he will realize how much he has missed. I am not out of town as much as your hubby, but I feel like I miss so much of my family when I am on nights!

Enjoy those two little gifts from above!!

Claudia said...

And that my dear, is what life is ALL about. Loving the life you are in. You're awesome.

amanda said...

perfectly put!

we are the lucky ones :)

Amber said...

I wish I was as lucky as you! I really do miss staying home with the kids and given the slightest opportunity I would do it again so definantly enjoy your time with those beautiful children!

Rachel said...

I loved that post Christy. I think your little ones are very lucky to have you as a mom.

Mary said...

I agree with you 100%!

Mama Kalila said...

That is really sweet...

Awake said...

Yep, what they said. Truer words haven't been spoken. :)

Cristina Mathers said...

what a sweet mommy you are!

Not So Perfect said...

I needed to hear this. I sometimes take the opportunity I have been given for granted. Beautifully said.

TEACHBROECK said...

I need to stop and cherish it more! Thanks for the reminder!

30 Minute Mommy said...

So true! You will never regret the time spent with your children.

Misguided Mommy said...

yeah but at the same time...he could at least bring you some delicious deserts from the fancy restaurants he visits

Heather said...

I have been going back through your blog and it is amazing all the thing we have in common.

My husband travels a lot for work also and usually I get really stressed out and upset because I am doing everything by myself. Thank you for this post. From now on I am going to try to remember your words of wisdom!

I am totally feeling your pain with having to eliminate everything from your diet for Izzy. My son was the same way. I just gave up on breastfeeding. He ended up having to go on Enfamil Nutramigan formula (very expensive!) until he was 2! He can have some dairy now, but have to watch how much he gets each day. Good luck with getting this figured out. Congrats on keeping with the breastfeeding. I wish I could have done that with him.