Friday, January 16, 2009

As Big as the Sky

My children seem to begin each day with a trumpet shout, a blink and stare pause at the big surprise: here we all are again!

There you are, and me too. They grin, Janie and Jack, and stumble into bed with me, their cold toes and rolling covers. Janie says to me over and over, "I love you, little woman." Jack brings us baggies of Cheerios. Then they take turns flopping and tumbling on the bed over and over - and over, until Jack has a bloody nose. "I love you as deep as the ocean and big as the sky and as many as the stars all stuck together, Momma."

And so the day begins.


  1. Oh, how precious! I just layed down with Grace to help her fall asleep at nap time--and when her eyes locked with mine (2 cm separating us) and she took a few long blinks that tickled my cheeks I thought, "It doesn't get better than this." I can't wait until her blinks and cuddles turn into "I love you, Mommy!"

    This picture of Janie is SOOOO precious. Her face is as beautiful as her heart. :) LE

  2. What a perfect way to start the day - minus the blood! :)

  3. You're so gifted at writing Bethany!
    I agree with Lori, can't start any better than that (even with the blood, it adds some more personality to the day)!

  4. I can just picture it! I hope your bed is big as Miss Lulu will soon be joining the fun :)

    BTW, I think your background is fantastic... it's sooo you! Did you design it?

  5. Hey, thanks all! It is such a joy to share the little flashes of life that remind us all how rich our lives are. Thanks for sharing your own moments on your blogs. I really look forward to each new post.

    The fun background is courtesy of Craig. He sure spoils me!

  6. Awww! How fun! You're a lucky "little women"! haha!

  7. Holy cow, Craig did that? Wow - I'm impressed! He should start a little blog design business on the side... ;) No wonder those rocks looked so familiar!