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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Just A Day At Home

Baby and Mom and Dad and brothers all went home today. My house is quiet and the cats are all walking around freely looking content that the house is back to normal. The dog is passed out under my desk. Trying to take care of busy little boys everyday is a lot of work for her. She would hear them talking in their sleep and want to go out and check to see if they were okay. (Except she gives too many kisses.)
I got to see the new boy that God has been so gracious to give to our family. As newborns go just perfect. Tiny perfect baby. It is always hard to think of that perfect little face having whiskers someday.

Today the twins asked what I was fixing for dinner tonight. I told them I thought meatloaf and mashed potatoes. The said, " Tell Mommy and Daddy to pick us up after dinner." I laughed and laughed.

I had the privileged of seeing the boys see their new baby brother for the first time. I felt like an intruder, it was like a holy, family moment. I was thankful none the less. One of the boys just grinned and said, " Hi baby,
the next one bent down ever so carefully and kissed him on the forehead, but then concerned turned to his Mommy and wanted to know if she was okay. Then- the- used- to- be- baby, said, Hi baby as he climbed into his baby seat.
They left and that was always my favorite part, was when all are safe in your home for that first time and then when you lay down to sleep, it is with contentment and peace that all is well.
 I am thankful for the joy of getting to spend time with the boys, thankful that the new baby is here and thankful that tonight all will sleep in their own beds.
Last night I was sitting in my chair and I had two boys sitting in my lap. I remembered sitting in my grandmother's lap the same way. She never complained of us sitting all over her, and now I know why.
There is something special about this age, something special about having your children's children sit on you and know that you are blessed.

One of my grandsons is not a kisser or a hugger.  He never has been. Last night I had sat and talked to them before they went to sleep. One of them asked for a kiss and a hug and as I kneeled down to do that, the other one asked if he could kiss me goodnight and then gave me a hug. I know that no matter what I may of thought I gave up, it was all worth that one tiny kiss on my cheek.

You know one of the things about me is I never wanted to be a wife or a mother. I never wanted to be a stay at home Mom, none of that. I look at my life and always imagined if I had chose my life that I thought I wanted, it would not have been this.
You know what? I am glad God over ruled and gave me what I love. I am glad God knew me best and I am so happy to be here at home, being a wife and a mother and a grandmother.
Thanks for reading the ramblings of me today. I really do need to go sit and cry for a bit. Life is always full of surprises, thank you so much for sharing mine.

~Kim~

23 comments:

  1. Beautiful heartfelt ramblings...nothing like sweet family to make life good.

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  2. you have an emptier home, once again, but a very full heart...

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  3. What a lot of love and family you've had the last several days! I'd say a good cry is in order! You are such a wonderful mom and grandma. I look forward to being a grandma. I had no time or energy as a mom...by myself and working too hard. I want to be just like my grandma.
    Hugs and blessings to you and your dear family!
    Courtney

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  4. Loved your ramblings...sounds like you had some sweet moments..lots of memories made
    Blessings to you and yours

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  5. Hi Kim:
    Thanks so much for the kind comment you left on my blog...Congratulation on the new
    grand-baby....I can't think of anything better...You really deserve some time to sew...
    Take care,
    Nancy

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  6. This is such a sweet post. You should save this post and give it to the new baby once he actually does get whiskers. I think it would be a great gift to read what your family was thinking the day you first met each other.
    Hugs, Kim

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  7. My goodness - you could have written this for me, especially the last part. My two wee grandsons live far away, but when we're together I am in a state of complete gratitude and joy.

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  8. What a precious post straight from your sweet heart....

    Congratulations on the new baby....and it was just pure joy to read all that's in your heart right now....God blesses us so much in ways we could never have thought of when we were younger.....

    I hope you get to play with the chickens some now..hahahah

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  9. Aww, that's so sweet. You had some wonderful bonding time with the boys. Now you'll sleep so good. I'm so glad everybody's home and the new baby's just fine (and mama, too!).

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  10. Congratulations Kim, how wonderful to have a new grandbaby in the family, you are blessed. Mashed potatoes and meatloaf here tonight too! Hugs, Julie

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  11. Congratulations! Blessings to all. I'm very happy for all of you. I would love to see a few pictures, grandma! I LOVE babies.

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  12. I enjoyed what you had to say. You sound very lucky indeed.

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  13. Kim, I love how you share from the heart. New babies are such a blessing and your grandkids have a new appreciation for the attention grandma can give them now that Mama is busy with the new baby.
    A very touching post. Here's a tissue to wipe your tears. hugs. JB

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  14. This was so precious Kim. I know just how you were feeling. It's such a gift to receive a kiss or hug from the hearts of these little ones. I treasure those moments, and downplay them so they won't think they said or did too much and be embarassed, and maybe so they might do it again one day! :)

    LOVED this!

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  15. Oh congratulations!!!!!!!! to all!!! What a sweet, sweet post! I know you are tired and it is a gooddddddddddddd tired.

    You are truly blessed!!

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  16. Kim
    You paint such a beautiful picture of what being a g'ma is all about! I bet your children and g'children are sure happy the Lord had different plans for your life than you did!
    Blessings-Kimberly

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  17. I'm in tears now - how touching and how true that God knows what's good for us! Sweet , sweet children - God bless them each one!
    Christine

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  18. Hi Kim!
    Aw, how wonderful! New babies are such fresh gifts from the Creator. Granny hugs and kisses are the very best, I agree!
    Mother school and granny school are the best institutions known to man, I think.

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  19. I guess Meg had the baby? I can't wait to hear more about the blessed event. There is nothing and I mean nothing as wonderful as a new baby. I never put my babies down. I just couldn't get enough of that feeling of holding my baby. The smell and that sweet baby breath. Congratulations, a truly wonderful day!

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  20. Congratulations on your new grandbaby! What a sweet post.

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  21. I am so glad God did too. He sure has blessed the work of your hands and your happy family. I love you and sure enjoyed our call yesterday.

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  22. This is just such a sweet, heartfelt post. You captured the true blessing of being a grandma. {{hug}}

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