Friday, May 27, 2011

Good Morning

This morning, while I was reading quietly, Cricket woke up, sat up and smiled at me...I mean smiled at the book on the end of the bed. After she had looked at it for a few minutes, Alligator came in (he's 3 now!) and asked Cricket if she would like him to read that to her. In the back of my mind, I was a little annoyed. I mean, I was trying to read while it was still quiet in the house--and now I had two very young children in the room with me!

But then...

...his sweet voice quoting every word, every inflection, from the many times big sisters or I had read that same book to him...

...his admonition to his little sister to be gentle with books...

What if I had sent him away? After all, he was interupting my quiet time. What if I had rejected the blessing of this child? After all, he was the ninth! Who needs/can afford/has the patience for NINE children? (Not me!!) What other blessings do I miss because I'm too busy or too annoyed or too...

What do you miss?

1 comment:

growingwisely.com said...

I've often wondered if people who say they're done after one or two kids have any idea how many potential blessings they are refusing to accept. It's so easy to see all the challenges of raising children--but I am often reminded that nothing good comes without challenge!
Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's fun to make new friends online.

--Sarah