Wake up, shower, feed Iris in the dawn's early light and cuddle her as long as possible.
A lone candle on the table acts as a peaceful blanket around sleepy children.
The Ink Spots playing softly is fun and is not kids music. Thank God.
Oatmeal with brown sugar and cinnamon. Simple made sophisticated
A brisk walk in the fresh air to the bus stop.
Unload the dishwasher
Dress the girls
laundry,beds, straighten up
Peanut butter and honey, apple slices and carrot sticks with a cold glass of milk
Hot wash cloth to the hands and face
brushing out Molly's hair
A warm hug
a long nap for little girls, a perfect time for reading a long book
A visit with the neighbor as we wait for our boys
Tea and graham crackers for an afternoon snack
A quiet time, perfect for an old movie
Clean up time
load the dishwasher
Girlies to bed
Homework with my boys
30 minutes of computer time for Sam
drink of water, potty one last time
An animated story (Return of The Indian in the Cupboard)
A long snuggle with Iris, rocking her to sleep then kissing her cheeks and just watching her breath. Kissing each finger tip.
Prayer over my house while I fold laundry
A long warm bath while I read.
Mathew 25:23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
And that really is how I feel. Thanksful and joyful to be here right now.