So, things have happened. Small things, like school started (2 weeks ago). I can't believe I have kids that are so old. It's super fun to watch them grow up. Of course, because this is my family, I had 2 kids home from school (sick) last week. Ahh, the joys of new germs and asthma. I'm loving it.
We have also entered the land of orchestra. Hot dog. I can't believe we are here already. This is the age I started taking violin. Of course, I always took private lessons, and I didn't really enjoy playing in groups....ah well. Madeline has been wanting to take violin FOREVER, but I made her stick with piano because I think it is easier.
Now today is Sunday. I love Sunday's. They are generally quieter, calmer, and time for reflection. Time to prepare for the upcoming week, to recharge our batteries, to recommit ourselves to the goal of perfection. Today as we enjoyed our Sunday, my daughter pulled out the video for Emmett (my nephew who died in October).
I was unprepared for the flood of emotions that filled my heart. What a sweet baby he was, and I didn't even know him. As I watched the pictures from his short life, all that filled my mind was Dani, his mom. A mothers love is so strong, so binding, so eternal...I can only imagine the feelings she must have. Our babies are cousins, and oh my...can I see the resemblance. Not only do they have similar looks, but Noah is wearing all of Emmett's clothes.
My heart feels tugs of pain.
I have a resolve to cherish each moment.
To take even more pictures.
To take more videos.
I have a resolve to lift up the weary.
To listen to the whisperings of the still small voice.
To be less selfish, and SEE.