Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Hold Them a Little Closer


There was a time when almost without fail, I would slip into my children's rooms at night to tuck their covers up to their chins and softly kiss their cheeks long after they had fallen asleep. I remember when they were very small, I would often pick up whoever was the baby at the time (even though he/she was already sleeping) just to sit and rock in the darkness and feel their sweet little warmth in my arms.

Now they are getting bigger, and I don't always go back in for those late-night kisses after they've fallen asleep. More often than not, I just sigh in relief that they've fallen asleep at all! But stories like the one I mentioned in my previous post remind that I need to hold my children closer ... cherish every moment ... for each moment is truly a gift.

3 comments:

Rebekah said...

I have a question about your paypal account. I just set up a paypal/chipin account, but I was wondering what kind of fees paypal charges. For some reason, my brain just isn't comprehending what the paypal site tells me :(

Terri Fisher said...

Amen to that!

ilovemy5kids said...

Stephanie, I love getting you letter. Thank you! I love your blog as well.

I pray everything is going well.

Blessings,
lana and gang