5.08.2013

Still and Quiet


I've been waiting for this hour.  To sit still and quiet, a cup of hot chai to savor.  The little ones are at school, the rain has momentarily paused.  Tunes flow from my computer: Gillian, Ollabelle, Emmylou, Alison.  Just a few weary days and I find myself back here, back to myself.    

This morning I woke up in the top bunk with two sweet, warm bodies draped around me.  At first I was confused - when did I come to Theo's bed?  When did Sully crawl in with us?  I lifted my head to look at the clock - 6:15am.  Theo: his face so relaxed, his cheeks deep pink and his band of freckles that runs across his nose and under his eyes, raccoon markings.  Sully: the soft roundness of his face, his hair like heavenly light, his lips shaped exactly like mine.  They stayed asleep while I studied them in a sliver of light.  These children, they make me good.

I remember now how I ended up in his bed last night.  There was thunder and lightning.  Rain tapped the widows.  He cried out, not remembering how we do storms.

just write.

5 comments :

  1. AnonymousMay 08, 2013

    Sometimes, those sleeps in their beds are the best sleeps we get! Lucky you to be able to snuggle those loves!! XO! L

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  2. SO sweet. They are moments to cherish. And you DO cherish them so sweetly!
    XO

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  3. love the photographs. i get up early just to be able to sit in the still and quiet - so good for a mama's soul.

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  4. Wonderful photos. The quite of the house when all the kids are at school is something only us SAHM truly understand. Thanks for sharing. I also wanted to congratulate you on winning Top 10 Mommy Blogs of 2013

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    1. Hi AoM, Thank you for stopping by, and congratulations to you too!

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