My Heart.

August 16, 2017

The way she perfectly fits there, be still my heart...

School starts in a week and I already feel homesick for them. 

As I tucked them into bed tonight I told them I felt homesick thinking about them being away during the days. 

Last week Chris brought a microphone out in the living room for the kiddos to do a "performance"...they took turns standing in front of the fireplace and was beyond precious.

I had this moment watching Ainsleigh singing.... will I be watching this video someday at her rehearsal dinner....reflecting on this sweet moment with her tiny voice and little self?

I couldn't help but think..... my kiddos are the greatest gift I have ever been given in life. How when the time comes to hand them off to their spouses, I will be able to look and them and say...I am handing over my greatest, most treasured gift in life. 

Please love, and cherish him/her the way that I have. Please look out for them and fight for them and fiercely love them.... I can't imagine giving over a greater gift in the world. 

I saw a quote on instagram this week.... 

"You will never have this day with your children again. Tomorrow they’ll be a little older than they were today. This day is a gift. Just breathe, notice, study their faces and little feet. Pay attention. Relish the charms of the present. Enjoy today, it’ll be over before you know it." 

I want to soak in every last moment of it. 

Often times I will ask each of them if there are areas I could do better in, 
are you thriving?

Tonight at prayer time Ains said, Mama home is always our safe place.

My prayer is that their home is always a place that has them set up to flourish. 

I love you guys. Each one of you has my whole whole heart.