Tuesday, May 25, 2010

the little things

Amelie 1 year old

I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life...to put to rout all that was not life; and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
~Henry David Thoreau

At thrity-six I'm learning to live. My children are teaching me what life is really all about. It's the little things.

Yesterday I held all of my children in my arms (there's three now you know). Amelie planted open mouth slobbery kisses on Henry's head and tried to poke him in the eye. Thom put his skinny little arm around my neck and told me a knock knock joke. They wiggled and squirmed and we laughed.

Last night I rested my head on my husband's chest and listed to his heart beat. Beating for me.

It's the little things. Like being naked in the sun, eating a banana.

Dear Universe, please record these moments that make my heart sing and play them back to me as I leave this life so that I will know that I really lived.


Amy said...

Let's just talk about Amelie's birthday party... AMAZING! I loved the chandelier... You are a creative GENIUS! I love the naked Pic of your girl sitting in the sun... too darling!

Jenny said...

So sweet! I have three as well and wish that I could bottle up those moments.

Julie said...

yes please, Universe, me too.

Jeanette said...

Amen. Have always loved that quote. Also, b'day envy over here too.

Bianca said...

Really beautiful!

stacy di said...

the most adorable photo. so amazing, those little things.