Friday, November 4, 2011

things I will miss- and things that can wait...

this was my Jordan...about 12 years ago...
He now stands 6 feet tall...way over my lil 5' 7"...
I miss when he was little and I could scoop him up in my arms...
I miss when I told him: "You are the apple of my eye"...and he said back to me:
"and you are the carrot of me."

I once had a grandmother tell me....
you will miss seeing the messes of your kids when they are big...you wish your house looked perfect now, but you will miss seeing toys everywhere, you will wish you saw a bicycle laying in your yard...because those are all the signs that precious little children live there"....

so to my piles of laundry waiting to be folded...the bowls in the sink that I didn't have time to put in the dishwasher and now it's 2:57am and I'm typing this...and all the emails I didn't even get to...and all my other things on my big ol' to-do list, that I didn't do today...
it was more important that we go to Karate class...that we took time to laugh and play while we ate our dinner, that I listened and laughed with Jordan as he told me about his day and all the funny things he said that made me laugh...
and it was more important that I cherished every second of holding Elyse in my arms and walking and bouncing her to sleep in my arms...because I know soon I will look back at pictures of her, like my lil' Jordan...and wish that I could hold her in my arms and rock her to sleep again...
the laundry will never have that place in my heart....

huge, giant hugs.... kandee


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