Time Well Spent

Watching Her SleepWhen I had my first baby, I watched as she slept and listened to her sighs.  No one else was in the house and the days were quiet.  While I gazed at her, there was a list of things in my head that should be done.  Sometimes there was even a list sitting on the table.  So, I would get up and do something.

Now there are four kids and the house is a noisy, busy place.  I don’t have as many opportunities to quietly stare at this new little one.  When I do, I drink her in.  There are still things that need to be done.  But I gaze at her peacefully, knowing that this is at the top of the list.

While I don’t feel like I must get to the laundry, getting a photograph is another story.  I have found my quiet times with our baby interrupted with thoughts of, “Maybe I could get that picture of her hand now…”  

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