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In The Still Of The Night

The house is quiet.

Children are sleeping.

Dogs are sleeping.

Husband isn’t home from work yet.

Just the sound of the keys being pushed in to create this blog post.

Just me and my thoughts.

And my thoughts drift to the sleeping children that fill my house. I think about how lucky I am. How blessed I am. And how much I love my children. A lot. There are more beautiful moments, than not so beautiful moments. And I’ve regained a level of peace and patience I’ve not held in my body for a long time.

This peace and patience allows me to fully appreciate all I have, being a Mother. And truth be told, when lost in this peaceful reflective silence, I could have 20 more children. Or, at least one more.

This isn’t a declaration that we’ll have more children. I don’t live in a fairy tale land. My husband works two jobs, I work a job from home and own a business. We pay the bills only by the grace of God. But, if money were not an issue, my husband and I both have said, in the past, we’d like one more.

There’s nothing like being surrounded by the love of your children. The laughter, the faces, the smiles, the hugs, the voices, the easy and beautiful moments…the not so easy moments…

I’ve never felt more alive and needed than I do as a Mother.

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9 Comments

  1. You are so positive & uplifting. It’s amazing.

    Not that I don’t feel the same way. I do. BUT…I often feel frustrated and have a quick thought here or there “what have I done?!”. Usually not while they’re sleeping. 😉 Do you ever have those moments, too? Many days I feel like I am the only one, the only mother, to feel that way, and it does bring on some guilt.
    .-= Sharon´s last blog ..The Past Decade =-.

    1. @Sharon:

      Oh for sure!!! LOL I have those moments when they are fighting and being so loud I can’t hear myself talk. Now that I’m ridding myself of this yeast, though, I feel much more peaceful and calm and like I can handle the chaos much better!

      Nell
      .-= Nell´s last blog ..In The Still Of The Night =-.

  2. I think the very same thing sometimes…about the 20 kids. Okay, so 20 would in reality be a bit much, but I could so have 2 or 3 or 4 more. They are just so incredibly wonderful even with all of the frustrating not so wonderful moments.
    .-= Madeline´s last blog ..So, You Wanna Know The Details? =-.

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