I can hear Trent wrestling with the boys in the next room. Little Bear is playing in the background and Tommy's laughter fills the house. Charlie runs to gather his Lovie, Kitty, Puppy and soft pillow for the night.
Penny has fallen asleep in my arms. I hold her for a few extra minutes watching her breathe. She is beautiful. I carefully lift her into her crib, kiss her forehead and ask Jesus to watch over her as she sleeps.
|Daddy and Charlie at bedtime 2006|
And then a flurry of activity as the boys race off to brush teeth and wash faces. Trent and I repeatedly quiet them in effort to keep Penny asleep.
Trent reads with Charlie curled up in our bed while Tommy and I read stories by flashlight in the big boys room. Prayers are said, songs are sung and plenty of hugs and kisses are given and given again. Last minute potty breaks and another sip of water and then it is lights out and time for Daddy and Mommy.
I love my family. I love our life.
There isn't anywhere else I would rather be.