like sands through the hourglass


Today is the last day of my life that I’ll have a 3 year old, a 2 year old, and a 1 year old. Tomorrow, Isaac turns four. He is now sitting in my lap telling me all the letters he recognizes. He wants Split Pea Soup for his special birthday dinner.
Ian, my baby, I call him Sweety Petey, turned one on Saturday. His feet have started touching the footrest on his high chair. He drinks cow’s milk all day. He can now have honey and the whole egg. He has four teeth and is so wonderful at being a baby. He hates to cry, but when he does, he alarms the neighbors. He has a few curls. His fingers are long, and he easily controls them like one who will master the piano. He will be a singer. He will come see me when I’m old, and he’ll make his daddy proud. He can say Mama, Dada, dog, bye bye, eat, and bite.  Need I mention how much I love him? 
My computer sounds like a helicopter and makes me half the Mama I should be. I’m less and less attached to it. When it flies off, I won’t be as sad as I thought. I laugh more with my babies lately. My house is a wreck. I don’t remember appointments. I made my bed once in the past two weeks. But I am happier than I’ve ever been. 
Tomorrow night I’ll wipe my mouth with a Star Wars napkin. Life only feels good sometimes, but it is sure good when it’s good. 

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7 Comments

Anonymous
Reply October 13, 2008

thanks for letting us share in Ian's #1. you two are blessed with 3 great guys. they're all unique. tell Ike happy birthday!
nathan

karalaney
Reply October 13, 2008

i'm so glad my dear. love you.

Milton
Reply October 13, 2008

I have to admitt that I kinda hope that one day a very long time from now, we'll look back at Ian's party pix and get to tell him and Wyatt that they were friends even then. Thanks for having us and for putting that crazy game on during your son's birthday party. You're so nice like that.

jennifer
Reply October 13, 2008

happy birthday isaac! Oh how I would love to be able to wipe my mouth with a star wars napkin tomorrow. love you guys!!

Los Cazadores
Reply October 14, 2008

Amber, that was beautiful. Just beautiful.

Although one of the reasons I come to your blog is get my fill of motherhood inspiration, I'm glad I can know that in your absence from the computer, your presence is full of joy somewhere else.

:)

Cindy

laura
Reply October 14, 2008

Just wanted you to know it's so good to hear and sense such a sweet sense of joy in your words! I'm praising God for your fullness of life right now and for your three little princes who fill your days in such wonderful ways! And know that across the continents there's a bed left just as unmade, and the Mommy is just as happy about it :)

GranolaGirl
Reply October 16, 2008

What a sweet post!

Elijah and Isaac had a great time today-- they laughed and held hands and were great friends. We should get them together sometime outside of school :-)

p.s. so you've figured out who I am? I have a "code name" for my blog...

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