Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Little Moments...

So often lately I have had to take the time to love the little moments. Take the time to laugh at them, because if I did not laugh I may surely loose my mind :)

This sweet little Madeline decided to finger paint even though it was not time to finger paint. I keep our painting supplies on top of the safe in the basement. I have yet to figure out how she was able to reach them. Of course when I ask her, all she says is "I paintin mommy" Its hard not to laugh, even though I want to scream "Madeline, your outfit is ruined" Take the time to laugh at the little moments...

You also have to take the time to smile with pride.

I have been very blessed with children who will go to sleep very easily. Well for a few nights Jackson wanted to leave his bedroom door open and the light in the hallway on. I could not figure out why so after about 3 nights of this, I asked him. He said "because I can see my daddy's picture" See I have a big picture collage hanging in the hallway and Jason's picture is scattered all throughout it. I layed down next to Jack and sure enough it was a perfect view of Jason's picture. So as I layed there next to Jack as he looked at his daddy's picture, I smiled (and fought back the tears) I smiled with pride because I am so blessed to have a husband who is such a wonderful daddy that even though he may have been gone for almost a year now his little boy thinks the world of him...what more could I ask for?


So take the time to love the little moments:)

Jessica

6 comments:

The Allen Family said...

how funny and how sweet!! i started out just grinning and chuckling to myself (about madeline) and now to tears in my eyes at how sweet that is (about jackson) and how sweetly you put it. wow!! it does say so much about how wonderful of a father jason is for such a little mind to say something that sweet after a year has gone by!!! what blessings you have!!!

praying for a swift homecoming for jason!!

Aimee said...

You really want me to start crying dont you!!

It is so true. Its so important to enjoy the small things in life. I love to just sit and "watch" my children...

That Madi! What a stinker in that paint!!

KristinRanae said...

Oh how precious! I started to cry when I read about Jackson wanting to see his daddy's picture! What precious children you have!!!

Nancy said...

Thank God for our children! They are so precious, Jessica. What a blessing to hear Jackson say that.

Sherri @ Teaparties and Toads said...

Just found your blog,I have a story that the finger paint reminds me of....when my 7 old was about 2,I left the room for no more than five minutes and when I came back,he had stripped down completely,had poster board and finger paints on the floor and had painted his ENTIRE body(minus face) and had sat down on the posterboard.Yes,there was a perfect print of his backside. We still have the posterboard and call it his butt painting:)

Sherri said...

Hi,
Thank you for visiting my blog and for the compliment on the name.
I see that you live in "A" (Since this is a public place,I'm being discreet)..I'm 30 minutes away in "PC".I'm sure you can figure that one out:)I'm going to put you on my blogroll and please come back often to mine.