Recently, I made a decision to turn down some design team work. As I pondered over whether to take the offer up, the thought flitted through my head: if only they were older, and I had more me time. There are times where I admit I half look forward to being able to have more time to craft. Having no need to nurse a little one that still wakes up many times a night. Not needing to be an octopus during meals and have to feed two little mouths, plus my own.
And then I am reminded that these times, right now, are so very precious. The times when the boys still want to hold my hand, and enjoy doing it. The times when the main word that comes flying out of their mouths is "Mama! Mama! Mama!". The times when they still retain that childlike faith and wonder. No amount of me-time spent cutting paper is going to be able to replace that.
So I am thankful for right now. For:
:: A little heart that shows concern for the welfare of his animal friends.
:: The everyday messes that celebrate growth (and yes, he's finally growing after we took him off dairy and eggs)...
... as well as the messes that encompass learning:
:: The privilege to stay home and experience all that with the boys.
:: The times spent growing together as a family.
I am thankful for times right now. How about you? What are you thankful for?