Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Cherishing Every Moment

Cuter and cuter every day. I know I'm a little partial but hey, I'm allowed. Luke has been "talking" more and more and Taylor was "talking" this morning. Last night Luke was up after his bath making sounds. It was so cute. I didn't want to go to bed...I wanted to keep "talking" to him. Taylor was all excited beside him listening. Then this morning after her morning bottle, she started. She was making sounds the whole time I was in the shower. They really stare at your face now, and they move their mouths while watching yours. So cute.

I honestly will be able to say that I didn't let a minute pass by without cherishing it. I watch them sleep at night and take them in...hoping I don't forget how sweet they are at every moment. Ya know, when I was pregnant, I would joke WHY do women do this AGAIN? Nick said to me the other night..."I think I know why,........they grow up so fast." I'd have to agree. I'm home with them everyday and I think it's flying. I can't imagine going to work all day and missing them. I'm so grateful we've made the sacrifices we have. We sold houses, cars and cut our income by more than half so I could stay home! Sure, I miss shopping, going out to eat, having a career.......but those things don't last....and they will never take the place of spending time with my babies. Luke and Taylor are an eternal investment and I'll never regret the sacrifices. 

Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God
–John 1:12

Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.
Proverbs 22:6

Nick told me over the weekend that he was going to take the crib down in our room and set them up in their nursery. I told him I wasn't ready. I don't know what is "right" for them developmentally as far as sleeping on their own but I do know that I love waking up in the middle of the night and being able to do nothing more than open my eyes to see them. Sounds lazy, I guess, but I love to be able to see them breathe and touch them whenever I want. Nick says this is selfish of me but I know they won't be there long and I just want to cherish every moment.

Of course they didn't "talk" much once the video was running...but we have plenty of time to catch it in the future. :)

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