Saturday, September 24, 2011

Five Minute Friday: Growing

Today isn't actually Friday, the late hour has turned to Saturday...But I am still linking up with Lisa Jo at www.thegypsymama.com for Five-Minute Friday....

Today's subject GROWING

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The clock reads a bit after midnight as we carry and lead the children in the dark house.  We come home late night, stars bright...sky dark after a warm visit with friends who are more like family...The chill of autumn nips at bare arms and bites a bit but in a good way, we are home...

I had told Micah that I found his baby blankets earlier today in the attic while I was looking for something...He begs me to get them for him.  I tell him that they are dusty, would aggravate his asthma...He pleads with me that he just wants to see them...

So I tell my sweet middle child, who keeps mostly to himself and is so much like his mama-this middle sister, that I will get them for him...just to glance at before his eyelids shut and he dreams deep...

I flick the light on in the garage and pull down the chord to the attic....

As I climb each wooden length I recollect the tiny baby I held in my arms 8 and a half years ago...

He was so bright eyed and  chubby-cheeked...my precious Micah...who resides quietly in the middle, sandwiched between siblings...oh how I can relate....

And as I grab the dusty blankets in my hands memories flash of the day we brought him home from the hospital...

His big brother, Jonah was 2 years and five months...

He begged us to bring Micah directly into his playroom and after we did, asked us to take him out...he thought that his new playmate was gonna start to play right then and there...

And as I gather the blankets in my arms, these thoughts are fluttering...

I carefully make my way down the ladder and back in the house...

I tip toe upstairs  and into his room making my way up another ladder and whisper..."are you still awake?"

He pops up, all bright eyed as I flick the switch..."Yes!!!"

He's been waiting...and I show him the blankets and he smiles big...cheek to cheek that are not so chubby anymore...

I tell him that I'll wash them tonight, he can have them tomorrow and he hugs me and falls down fast...

And as I make my way down the ladder of his bunk bed, I think about my sweet boy and how fast he has sprouted...growing up right in front of me, so rapidly...

And my heart swells...grows with love overflowing...

He and his big brother are best buddies and favorite playmates...it's all more than I could ever ask for...

And all too quickly he has turned 8 and a half... and I hold onto this love and turn it into a thanks to my Creator, my Lord who is the gardener, the one who waters my soul and grows this mama's heart up tall...

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5 comments:

Jamie said...

This is so beautiful. I always knew I wanted to have another son, and this confirms it! :0) What a lovely post.

Patty Ann said...

This is beautiful. There is nothing quite like children who become best friends.

KK said...

Awwww.... you have such sweet children. This post made me cry!

Meg said...

Just precious Em!! I love to read your posts, you have a gift with words. You are most certainly a treasure to your family! Be blessed beauty!

Tracy said...

Hi Emily - what a great post. Thank you for visiting my blog, I appreciate it and am glad I hopped back over here.
God bless
Tracy