the sounds of motherhood

I found this hilarious video. Here’s your chance to hear my ever-so-delicate southern accent. Hang in there for the funny, and maybe turn your volume down a little. This gets me rolling. 

Also, excuse me if I edit this a time or two. I know I had something else I wanted to write about. I just can’t remember what it was. Imagine why.

Oh wait. I remember. It had something to do with how sometimes the very things about which we want to complain are the very things about which we remember with great gratitude. What if we faced them with gratitude from the get-go? I mean, just what if?

Oh, and remember that tomorrow I plan to plug and laud a few of my favorite things and people. I would love for you to join me.

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Adventures In Babywearing
Reply July 15, 2009

That is SOME harmonica playin! I know those sounds of motherhood!


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Lora Lynn
Reply July 15, 2009

That kid of yours is talented. That's some good harmonica music! And I'm pretty sure God wired mothers to hear differently, because anyone else would walk in the door and call that noise. But instead the mommies snicker, because God gave us the ability to choose between laughter and tears. And (most of the time) we'll choose the giggles.

Good to hear your sweet voice again, too.

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Reply July 15, 2009

Really, though, the fact that I'm a mother just has JESUS written all over it. I don't feel very equipped in the nerve department. Only God's grace is made for this sort of noise. That harmonica playing sounds exactly like a bunch of racket, but yes, there is something really beautiful about it --- looking back.

Heather of the EO
Reply July 15, 2009

SO true, that last comment.

Oh my nerves! But such beautiful noise, really. Whenever I'm home alone (and that's rare) I feel suffocated a bit by the silence. I immediately miss the racket, even if it drives me nuts.

Another one of those clashing of emotions things, I guess.

I LOVED it when he went all nuts, shaking his head back and forth - Hilarious!

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Aunt Pam
Reply July 15, 2009

OH! That was awsome!!! I miss them so...
I was laughing my head off!! Too cute!!!
Hugs to you and to the sounds of joy... 3 happy, healthy kids playing!
Loved it and thanks for sharing!

Janna Barber
Reply July 15, 2009

Harmonica solos are my absolute favorite! Guess that's why I dig Bill Mallonee and Eric Peters so much. Quick question -- Isaac is how old? And then who's next, and what be their ages? Just curious.

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    Reply July 15, 2009

    Janna, Isaac is 4. Jude is almost 3, and Ian is 1. That video was made last October, so they're already completely different little people.

Reply July 15, 2009

This video makes me long for the sounds of motherhood! I can't wait to have a little family.:]

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Reply July 15, 2009

I love your kids so stinkin' much. I want to play!

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Reply July 15, 2009

This brought a great big smile to my face. First, the sound of your southern voice (now I can finally hear you when I read you!!). Then, the sight of that precious boy going nuts on the harmonica. (That said, as cute as it was, I refused when my 4yo Caed asked to "Play that funny boy again!!") :-)

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Reply July 15, 2009

Amber, I loved that toward the end there when his playin was really gettin in the groove, I could her your laugh in the ebackground. I mean that is how it feels, like, I HAD BETTER laugh in this CRAZY moment or I am gonna scream! Thats how it is for me at least.

Reply July 15, 2009

too cute. i love how he both inhaled an exhaled into the harmonica... :)

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Reply July 15, 2009

Oh my goodness, that was adorable. Your little Harmonica Man looked so serious, but boy, he really did a good job on that.

I, too, liked hearing your voice. :)

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Reply July 15, 2009

I was rollin with you!

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