"If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies." ~ unknown
This quote, a favorite for years, just speaks to my heart right now. It is such a great perspective on change. A perspective very much needed because man, what a week of change! Don't get me wrong... our life is constantly evolving and I feel in a continual quest to seek the newest version of now. That change, I love--lots. However, in terms of my littles... this is the first time in my life that the newest change has actually brought me less time with one of them. Each baby has 'gotten' more Mommy. So this change, well... it just feels strangely different. I am learning all sorts of little secrets this week.
For starters. Did you know that I am actually a pretty awesome boy mom?
For the past two days, we have holed up at home fully immersed in some Gabey directed play. How awesome is it to hear the great ideas this little man has about things?! With Molly around, he often chooses to be her shadow and plays whatever role will grant him the most time in her room. He is a sister sponge soaking up any time he can get with her. I love this. It kind of reminds me of one barbie buddy, pony playing little brother I know and love from my childhood.
With Molly at school, the house feels very different. Random spurts of too quiet but very balanced by new sorts of sounds... like roars. And train whistles. And helicopters. Lucy does one mean fire truck siren, just sayin'.
And yet, in all this change there is something so very familiar.
It must be those butterflies.
How do you do it? How do you reach in and grab my entire heart in your hands. You are the best friend a girl could ask for. I know that this post is not about me at all, and yet, it speaks so deeply to me right now. We never arrive, do we? Every moment of every day we are growing and changing and emerging into the new people we will be in 5 minutes and 5 days and 5 years. I am so grateful and thankful every single day that you are in my life and that no matter how much things change and grow, you and I will always be us. I love you and I LOVE those last two pictures. It's been an incredible last 5 years, huh? I am so proud of you all!
You are such a great writer, love reading your posts :)
I must get a train set, where did you get yours??? :)
You got me! I got to the last 2 pics and started crying! :) Such a beautiful family full of love.
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