Saturday, September 17, 2011

to where you are...

May 18, 2011
still can't believe our baby isn't here. still hasn't sunk in.

Today has been weird. but good. driveway work is underway and oh, what a mess. piles and piles of dirt and tree roots.

I was so busy throughout most of the daytime that I barely had time to grasp that Jack's not here.

I got in the car to run a few errands, by myself...and it hit me. like it always does.

I should have a baby seat in the row of seats behind me. I miss you, JackYoung the Brave.

So, let me get on my soap box. for just a minute...for myself just as much...

CHERISH, hug, kiss, smile at, apologize to your loved ones. Only one life...and it's a twinkle of an eye.

I was enjoying some time with my dear friend, Jennifer P tonight...we rarely, if ever, get to just sit and chat. She's a mother of 6. I'm mothering five. In fact, her and I sat right here in my living room, early in the summer of 2010 and "planned", if you will, our sixth babies. When she found out her March 2011 baby was a girl and my June 2011 baby was a boy, you'd better believe we were matchmaking. She was even on call to be at Jack's birth.

She came to the hospital that sadly holy June evening when my boy took flight on eagle's wings to Christ. (Insert Lord of the Rings, Return of the King, Frodo and Samwise on big eagle music here. it'll knock your socks, or flip flops, off)

All that to say, this girl is dear to me...and I am thankful for the encouragement of a fellow momma. We both got teary eyed recalling how quickly our kids are growing.

Thank you, Jen, for taking the time out of your motherly duties to be with me tonight. Thank you for stressing the importance of spending one on one time with each of my kids. I am blessed to call you my friend and love you, dear sister.

I really could go on but tomorrow, David, our kids, my sis and her family as well as Amanda and Maria, will be visiting the Caribbean Cove water park. I need to get rested up for all that slip sliding and such.

Edit: We are not going to slip n slide fun today. this is for future reference when I try to recall this event when looking back on my blog. 


Jodi said...

Because of you, I went outside and sat on the front porch with my cup of coffee and just watched the boys ride their bikes up and down the driveway this morning. Up and down. Up and down. Up and down. :) After reading your blog post, cleaning the kitchen didn't seem so important anymore.

I love you dearly, Girl!
Enjoy your trip to the Cove today!
:) Jodi

jen said... you made me tear up again...quit that! You are a precious friend, Laurie, and I'm glad the Lord brought our families together! It is a pleasure and a blessing "doing life" with you all! Enjoy your day. Love you!