Huge rocky mountains covered in red trees and snow with clouds hovering and trees at the base that are orange, yellow, red, green, pink....That is what I experienced yesterday morning coming home from dropping Kenzie off at school...it made me cry. It was beautiful. Thank you Heavenly Father for this beautiful world. This primary song from church came to my mind:
He gave me my life, my mind, my heart;
I thank Him reverently
For all his creations, of which I'm a part.
Yes, I know Heavenly Father loves me.
I didn't take this picture but this is sort of what it looked liked yesterday morning--actually what I saw was even prettier. The mountains where I live are even taller and closer than this Wasatch mountain shot.
This morning I was not ready for the snow. I was in denial that warm weather was not coming back. I was wearing summer shoes and treading Kenzie through a slushy parking lot at her school. I loved how she asked me to pick her up to carry into the school. Of course I will hold my big baby girl who is almost 7! After I kissed her and hugged her a million times at her request at her classroom door, I come outside to find the snowflakes were really big--HUGE! They were falling on my face and hair and I couldn't help smile. The snowflakes were just too big to be mad at the weather.
Today Xander walked into his room where I was folding and putting away his mountain of clean laundry. I came across some big boy undies and we talked about how exciting going poo poo in the toilet is. I put on the biggest drama act of the century about the wonders of the toilet. He was pretty convinced going poo poo in the toilet was a good thing as he smiled and talked his gibberish pointing to his diaper and then to the bathroom.
I kept busy folding and sorting his clothes into piles of too small, summer, long sleeve shirts, short sleeve shirts, pajamas, and pants. Xander isn't feeling 100%. He has a double ear infection along with the pukes and diarrhea. He just came right up next to me and laid down on the floor while I was in the middle of solving his clothes problem. I loved how he was cuddling with me and every now and then I would touch his soft cheeks and rub his head. I think I enjoyed it more than he did. I melt for soft baby skin and soft hair.
My body was starting to feel extra achy and being on the floor that long was killing my knees plus I had a pile of girl clothes that needed to go into the other room. But I couldn't bear the thought of leaving the perfect moment of Xander laying next to me, feeling safe. So I stayed there and within minutes, he was asleep. What a special moment for me. I will admit however, kids are a lot cuter and sweeter when they're sick. :)
I chuckled at myself last night as I stayed up late to glue seashells to a headband for Julia's mermaid costume. I was so excited for her to see it. I then glued plastic spiders all over a headband for Kenzie's spider woman costume. They both turned out so cute- and then it hit me- that I was staying up late to work on my girl's Halloween costumes- which is weird and a new chapter in life for me. I loved how I was actually enjoying it and thinking more about them than me at midnight with my tired overly swollen feet. Wow, I thought, that has got to be progress.
Thank you Heavenly Father for these special moments I have experienced lately.
Life at it's best.
Life at it's best.