Monday, November 9, 2009

Today I am thankful for...

...my three incredible, funny, sweet, crazy-making, loving, smart, goofy kids! Seriously, my life must have been so boring before I became a mom. We went to the children's museum today (Discovery Gateway up in SLC -- one of our fave places) and I had so much fun watching all three of them running around playing, experimenting, laughing, and just generally being themselves. Sammy built a huge, intricate building out of magnet blocks; Josh "fed" plastic carrots to the stuffed bunnies by throwing them in large quantities; and Eliza, finally liberated from the confines of the stroller, ran from one area to the next with a look of serious concentration on her face, obviously intent on trying every single thing she could get her hands on. They are their own little individuals, and it is an amazing experience to watch them grow and develop and even have a hand in shaping that process.

But even as they become more independent each day, all three of them still love to come to Mommy for a cuddle, for comfort, and to tell me their nonsensical-but-completely-hilarious-to-them jokes. I am trying really hard to cherish each moment I have with these little ones -- I know that all too soon they'll be too big to have Mommy at the center of their world. Thank you, Heavenly Father, for blessing me with these three wonderful little ones and entrusting me with such a responsibility.

1 comment:

Carrie said...

You write beautifully Tomi Ann! I'm thankful for your little ones too!