Does anyone need a 16-month-old for a week or so? He is driving me insane. The last two days have been almost intolerable. Right now...he is asleep! :) We tried to go out to dinner last night...usually a fun adventure and LD was horrid. He was whining and throwing food, dishes, silverware. He didn't want to eat any of his favorite foods or anything new either. At church today, he was the poorest behaved he has been in months. Can we say "nursery?" Good thing I love the kid so much. Good thing that his smile melts my heart. Good thing I love to hear him say "Cristo" (Spanish) as we walk down our hall and he sees a picture of Christ. Good thing he gets excited watching his siblings play basketball. Good thing I can handle anything he gives me since I also have a Mother's love.
On a similar note, I have been thinking a lot about the frailty of life during the last few months. I recently reread an entry in my journal about it (I think I commented here as well). It said something about how I realized that death will come. If not a physical death of my children or family passing on, then death of time. In a few years, we will not hear the patter of little feet or the fighting of siblings for, even if we are granted many years together in this life, the moments are still fleeting and will come to an end. It's just a reminder to live in the here and now for it will never come back.