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Friday, February 19, 2010

So In Love

A long long long time ago, before I had kids (which really was only about 4 years ago, but it might as well be a lifetime), my cousin Kiersten Hansen told me about taking her daughter Eliza to get her ears pierced. She said they were planning on waiting until she was 12 to get them done, but when they were in the mall, and she was only about 8, Eliza asked if they could do it. Keirsten said she looked at her daughter and was so in love with her in that moment, that she would have given her the entire world if she'd asked for it; needless to say they left the mall with a glimmer in each of Eliza's ears. Then Keirsten told me how you always love all of your kids, but sometimes there are moments or days that you are so in love with your kids.

I am so in love with my kids.

Everything Will says lately is so funny. He is wetting the bed in the middle of the night, and even though I am practically in a drunken stupor trying to care of him, I gladly do it just so I can feel his perfect skin and kiss that little round cheek of his just one more time.

Then there's Annie. My sweet, sweet Annie. She is perfection. I miss her terribly when I am not with her. My heart falters when she starts babbling "mamamamama" and looks straight at me. Her eyes are so bright and full of wonder. I don't think I will ever get enough.

I want this feeling to last for every second of every day. I know it won't. There will always be frustrating times and times when you are just trying to make it through another day. But for now, I'm going to relish it.




8 comments:

Erin said...

You've got the right attitude. There are frustrating, tired and crappy times, but even those are great because in the end, I'd rather have frustrating times with them than not have any times with them. Did that make sense? Annie is beautiful!

Nate, Cami and Crew said...

The picture of Annie at the end made my day! My kids think she is so cute. Love you guys.

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k.k. chamberlain said...

Aw! Annie is adorable. And your post title is also a Cole Porter song--did you know?

Dallas and Amylee said...

Kalie-
I have no idea who Cole Porter is. Does that answer your question? That is why I like to keep you as my friend- you make me smart :).
Love,
Amy

marciea casselman said...

I understand completely. I am in love with my children and they bring me sanity in an otherwise insane world.
Somedays though.....

Clayton And Leslee said...

My Sister once told me that you think you couldn't love anyone more than you love your husband.... Then you see your Child for the first time......You still love your husband but the love for the new life in both your lives Makes the LOVE grow even more for your little Family. A Love you can't explain....And now I understand. The Love you know exists in the middle of the night when all you can think about is how Cute that Screaching Cry is! Even though you are SO SO Tired!:) Love you AMYLEE! You have a Beautiful Family!

Troy and Heather said...

Those kids sure are cute and growing up so much.