What Did I Do Today
Author - UnknownToday I left some dishes dirty,
The bed got made around 3:30.
The diapers soaked a little longer,
The odor grew a little stronger.
The crumbs I spilled the day before
Are staring at me from the floor.
The fingerprints there on the wall
Will likely be there still next fall.
The dirty streaks on those windowpanes
Will still be there next time it rains.
Shame on you, you sit and say,
Just what did you do today?
I held a baby till she slept,
I held a toddler while he wept.
I played a game of hide and seek,
I squeezed a toy so it would squeak.
I pulled a wagon, sang a song,
Taught a child right from wrong.
What did I do this whole day through?
Not much that shows, I guess that's true.
Unless you think that what I've done,
Might be important to someone
With deep green eyes and soft brown hair,
If that is true... I've done my share.
I had the priviledge of spending my Mother's Day Weekend away with my own special Mom http://elainewmiller.blogspot.com/ and Dad, my sister, and my brother and sister-in-law. What a special 48 hours it was, deep in the heart of amish country. I brought just the baby and enjoyed being able to dote on her for two days. There were sunny walks, rainy drives through the countryside, games by the woodstove and lots of silly laughter. And it made returning home on Mother's Day all the sweeter :) I was greeted by lots of hugs, homemade cards, a new gardening spade, and dinner lovingly prepared by Joe. A lovely weekend indeed. Happy Mother's Day.
The house we stayed in
The old mill and covered bridge on the same property
My brother- Sam, Sam, the fly fisher-man.
Amish working the fields right outside our door. A beautiful sight. And they were always smiling.
Grandpa and Charlotte
Charlotte and the claw foot tub :)
An old church with tombstones dating back to the 1700's
And... it seems we just can't get enough of all these babies. We found out a few weeks ago that baby #6 is on the way! Due to arrive in December sometime. I postponed announcing it here because my HCG levels were quite low and we weren't sure if it would be a viable pregnancy. But weeks have passed and I am comforted by the pregnancy symptoms I've been having and the fact that my clothes are already tight. I feel deliriously happy and nauseous all at the same time :) And I'm really struggling with fatigue. Not sure I've ever been more tired in my life. Planning to try taking it a little easy the next few months (if that's possible). I'm going to try to spend more time on the couch or sitting in the sunshine just reveling in the new life soon to become part of this boisterous bunch. Thank you God for your blessings too numerous to count.