Tuesday, June 28, 2011
One moment of great serenity came when I went upstairs to check on the baby after I'd put her up for a nap. I wanted to make sure she was sleeping and safe (I've always been a worrier and never "assumed" my children were sleeping when they were quiet!). I tip-toed into the room and peeked over the edge of the pack 'n play to see her sweet face which was the very picture of peace and contentment. I stood over her for a few minutes just soaking it in, this precious little gift of a life which is now part of mine. I felt blessed beyond belief that my family has grown so large and I am surrounded by all these wonderful children. And I knew that no amount of stress in the world could make me forget what's really important in life.
Stress is temporary but this kind of joy is forever.