Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Sweet Forrest

I was rushing to get my little Forrest home for his nap today. I hurried upstairs, laid him in his bed and closed the door. This nap time of his is also precious time for me to get things done around the house. I got downstairs and heard Forrest crying. He was crying out saying, "Mommy, Mommy". When I rock Forrest I hold him and sing, "Mommy loves you, Daddy loves you, Summer loves you..." He loves it. When he is sad, he says "Mommy, Mommy" which means, "Mama, hold me like a baby and sing to me". These little ones really make you get your priorities straight. The laundry can pile up, the dishes can wait, the house can fall apart but what is most important, (which Forrest reminded me of today) is this blink of time that I have with my little kids. I went back into his room and he had a puffy face wet with tears and was standing next to his bed waiting for me. I held him in my arms and rocked him like a baby and sang to him our little song. I know someday I am going to really miss this time. I feel like it is falling through my fingers each day and I wish I could just slow down the clock. I love motherhood and Forrest reminded me today just what a blessing it is to be a mom... his mom.