No rush

Every time I’ve had a baby, I’ve felt like we were so busy and so full of things going on that I swooped this wee one up in my arms and took her along for the ride on the Richmond Roller Coaster.

I think it took me six tries to finally understand, truly, that this time only comes once.

This time, for the first time, I spend much of my day lying on the couch, wrapped up in sweet baby.  My girls play around us and take turns holding her.

Just for right now, just for a moment, my days are quiet and simple.

Every moment is soaked up.  Every little sigh is delicious.

And I am happy.

I am so, so happy.

Soon life will pick up again.  There will be places to go and things to do and a world to change.

But for right now, and forever more, my whole world is these six beautiful, lovely, precious girls.

Right now, as I type, my baby is squeaking in her sleep on my chest.  Three girls are on one side of me, reading to each other.  Two more are on my other side, sharing licks of their suckers and asking me if I’d like to try being a puppy dog.  It’s a crowded couch.  Just the way I like it.

Heaven.

My New Year’s goal?  It’s the same as my new “life” goal: kick the rush out the door for good.  No matter how involved I get or what is going on, remembering that this moment will never come again.  I feel like I have new eyes.

Amazing how one little person can change your view of the world forever.  One person can heal your heart and help you to understand just how blessed you are.

Blessed am I among women, and I know it.

Oh, how I know it.

8 Responses

  1. Love it. So Zen. :) Can’t wait to come out sometime soon and meet her!! :)

    What you said reminded me of the Yoga Sutra:

    “Yoga is the cessation of the turnings of thought.
    When thought ceases, the spirit stands in its true identity as an observer to the world.”

    What a world you’ve got to observe :) Looks perfect :)

    January 19, 2012 at 6:14 pm

  2. Such cute pictures. I love the last one of her smiling.

    January 20, 2012 at 8:27 am

  3. SO, so, true. I want that, too. The riding with the tide and not getting head of myself because there IS so much to do. You hold on to those beauties.

    January 20, 2012 at 12:08 pm

  4. Great post and pictures darling! Perspective.

    January 20, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    • She is so very beautiful! I’m doing the same thing….just drinking it all in…

      January 20, 2012 at 3:07 pm

  5. Liesel

    Beautiful and sweet. Enjoy snuggling that wee one! Just so you know, my older girls cooed and baby talked to her on the screen and touched her nose. There is just this nurturing inborn in little girls isn’t there?

    January 20, 2012 at 5:29 pm

  6. Libby

    She is sooooooooooooo sweet!!!

    January 21, 2012 at 8:49 pm

  7. Jessie

    She is just perfect.

    January 24, 2012 at 2:09 pm

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