Tuesday, November 23, 2010

"Mommy, what do you wish?"

Usually about once a day (and some days a whole lot more) Son #6 will ask me, "Mommy, what do you wish?"--meaning if I had a wish, what would I wish for. Usually I'll answer with something related to what I'm doing like, "I wish this kitchen was all cleaned up!" or "I wish we weren't stuck in this traffic!". You get the idea. BUT... if I really could have a wish--and I was allowed to be totally selfish--I would wish that I could spend a whole day with each of my children (all together at the same time) being 2 years of age. I would love to see how similar/different each one was at that age, how well they would play together, and just spend the entire day enjoying them. After all 2 IS my favorite age!! ;-)

Now if I was allowed a bigger wish and could be even more selfish, I would love to spend a week with them all together in this manner: Day 1--3 months old (oh those baby smiles and "coo"s!), Day 2--1 years old (crawling/walking and playing!), Day 3--2 years old (totally adorable!!), Day 4--3 years old (absorbing and learning!), Day 5--4 years old (so independent and funny!), Day 6--5 years old (questioning everything!), and Day 7--6 years old (independent, smart, funny and with their own definite personality!). Son #6 is only 6, so any more than that would be in the future. Yes, indeed, that would be my wish.

There is a song that I love...


In My Arms
by: Plumb
Your baby blues
So full of wonder
Your Curly Que's
Your contagious smile
And as I watch
You start to grow up
All I can do is hold you tight
Knowing

Clouds will rage in
Storms will race in
But you will be safe in my arms
Rains will pour down
Waves will crash all around
But you will be safe in my arms

Story books
Are full of fairy-tales
Of kings and queens
And the bluest skies
My heart is torn just in knowing
You'll someday see
The truth for lies
When the

Clouds will rage in
Storms will race in
But you will be safe in my arms
Rains will pour down
Waves will crash all around
But you will be safe in my arms


Castles they might crumble
Dreams may not come true
Cause you are never all alone
Cause I will always
Always love you

Hey I
Hey I
Will love

Clouds will rage in
Storms will race in
But you will be safe in my arms
Rains will pour down
Waves will crash all around
But you will be safe in my arms

In my arms



My older kids think it's corny for me to be so gushy--but a momma's heart will always keep her children in her arms--even if it can only be through prayer!! And only as they have their own children will they truly be able to understand that fierce and faithful love a parent has for their children.  :-)

3 comments:

Teena said...

I thank you for your encouragement!

I miss those baby days! My Wes is 7 and it seems like yesterday we had a baby in the house and then sometimes it seems like forever!

Mandi is still processing....wow, it has really changed our life.

That is awesome you have sponsored 3... I would say write more! I know it is hard but talking to Maureen I see now how important it is. I try to write our Compassion child once a month!

That is wonderful you are making a difference in their lives!

Hugs,
Teena

Carol............. said...

Thank you for visiting me and especially for sharing a bit of your life through your posts.........this and your last post seem to speak to me. Mike Lowry is definitely worth listening to.... thanks again...

Katrina @ mommyninetimes.blogspot.com said...

Two is my *favorite age, too! Right now my youngest is 2.5 years old and oh...I am cherishing every second of this age.

I like your "wishes" and I think mine would be very similar :)