Friday, October 24, 2008

Oh, to catch ALL the memories!

I find myself at 2:30 in the morning wishing that I could be past Micah's late night bottle, and the times Abby wakes up with weird dreams and wants to come to our bed . . . . I find myself wishing at 6:30 in the morning that I had another 8 hours to sleep unhindered and uninterrupted . . . . I find myself wishing that the cup of coffee I sheepishly cannot do without would somehow restore my tired face to an unscathed glow . . . . I find myself wishing all these things until I come to my senses every day and see the beauty in my life - the family I am so blessed to be a part of. I find myself smiling because, even amidst my weariness, I wouldn't have it any other way. I find myself laughing because my daughter has my millions of goofy laughs and a couple million of her own. I find myself in awe of the way my heart breathes when I see my son smile and coo when I come into sight. I find myself softening when my husband wraps me up in his perfect hug. And then this, tonight, I watched in wonder as my daughter, so young and so bright, read her little brother a nighttime story . . . from one of my favorite books. Who ever said speaking in tongues wasn't an amazing thing to behold. You'll understand when you see. I am so blessed. Yep!

5 comments:

Lindsay said...

This is adorable, and it makes me so happy :)

Kendra said...

I watched this several times and tears came as I realized what an amazing best friend I have and mother and father they have. She has learned all your good traits I can tell. Wish i was there for her to read to me! ;) Miss you all and love you all1
Auntie Kendra
To Heaven and Back

Lori said...

That is the sweetest video ever....your mom said it was. I thought she was just being grandma...but it is!!!
Hang in there.....you can sleep later...20 years later....wait....Luke still keeps me up.
love ya
Aunt Lori

Karise said...

This is the first time I have read your blog and this is the most precious, straight from the heart of a mom post. It makes me just want to go hug all my kids and tell them to slow down(especially Kasey!). You know, the more I know of you, the more I like you!:)
By the way, that book was also one of my favorite books to read to Kasey when he was little. It is still our family's way of telling each other how much we love each other....to the moon and back!
Karise

Mike & Sydney

said...

Hi Reiter family! I just found your blog through Ryan and Angie's. I've been following their's since before India. I'm glad to have found you guys again! David and Jessica have kept me updated on your kids and stuff. :) Hope all is well!