Monday, April 7, 2008

Little Moments


Last night I took Heber up to his room to begin the task of getting him to sleep at a reasonable time. We finished our third story and I could tell he was tired. I shut off his lamp and gave him kisses. He reached his little arm around my neck and pulled me in like he was going to reciprocate. The little tease!!! He loves to play and joke and delights in the reaction he gets from mom and dad when we realize the kiss is not really going to happen. I could not help but giggle as his eyes were literally only half open but he was still trying to play.


I finally composed myself enough to sing. Thank-you to Great Grandpa/Grandma Kunz, the song Love At Home has become a staple in my life. I like to sing it to Heber at bedtime each night. He laid there all snuggled up under the covers, barely awake, and sang the whole song with me. My giggles turned into tears. It was all I could do to finish. I am grateful for these little moments when he actually lets me feel like I am doing something Right.






7 comments:

Danette said...

ahhh, that was so sweet. i want to cry just thinking about moving and not seeing that crazy kid. and just so you know, you are an amazing mom and the only mom who could tame that boy!!!

Darin and Jen said...

Rachel, you are a great mom! I've been waiting for you to "post", I have missed your "Little Moments". We need to plan a trip to the outlets, now that Spring is in the air, I'm ready for Spring shopping!!

scollier said...

So sweet! I love those moments too. They seem to know when we need them the most.

ANDY & MANDY SMITH said...

WAIT TO GO RACHEL! YOU HAVE ME TYPING THROUGH TEARS NOW!! BUT IT IS WONDERFUL HOW PURE AND SIMPLE KIDS ARE. MOMENTS LIKE THOSE ARE SO WONDERFUL! HOPE YOU ARE WELL AND I LOVE BLOGGING WITH YOU!

David & Co. said...

Hey girl,
I am so glad to see your post. It made me cry. How do they know when we need these moments? I was wondering if you dropped off the earth. I kept checking your blog, but you hadn't posted for awhile. I miss you so much. When are you coming home? I need to call you and catch up. I have so much to tell you. My last day at my job is tomorrow, so I might have time now to chat...I will call you soon.
Love ya

Julie said...

Isn't it great when you get a "payday" like that from your kids! So sweet!

ANDY & MANDY SMITH said...

Rachel, hey if you get a chance I would love an e-mail from you so I could get suzannes e-mail to get on her blog list. I guess mine has expired and I don't know how else to get in touch with her. Hope all is well. Mandy (Wells) Smith.