Tuesday

these are the days...

anyone hear natalie merchant singing?
 
i used to write stories here
a lot.
and then i was pregnant, and then i had pearl
and now i have seven children to love,
care for,
teach and about all i do on here now is post
pictures and
daybooks and
little bits and thoughts i have and
i'm sorry if you have been here with me from the beginning,
and you are wondering where my writing went and
what the heck happened,
but i think i am okay with this,
for now,
this being at a loss for deep thought and the words to express it,
for story telling and
painting pictures with words.
and there is a season,
and this season
for us
is simple and
simple words and pictures best express who i am
right now.
 
some days pearl sleeps and i put her down to spend some time
snuggling with and reading to little ones
or
baking cookies,
folding laundry,
sometimes i even steal a moment to knit.

but somedays she sleeps and i just
hold her,
just
watch her because i know
these newborn days are fleeting and
soon she will be crawling,
and off
running with her brothers and sisters and
i just want to
slow
down and
drink in each moment.
these are simple days and
simple words and pictures are
all what i have to give
right now.



4 comments:

  1. yep! I know its busy with only 3 kids, I can't imagine finding time for anything with 7! Enjoy them :)

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  2. They do grow so fast, enjoy every moment and take pictures too.

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  3. Oh, yes, they are the days. My oldest three are 20, 18 and 15 now and even though I still have little ones too, it isn't the same days as when my oldest were young. Enjoy it, it really does go quickly! :)

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  4. Oh, and yes. I can hear Natalie Merchant. :P

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