Monday, April 27, 2009

Do you ever ... ?

Look in the rear view mirror and feel your heart twist with so much joy that you can't catch your breathe?

Spy peach fuzz on the cheeks of your young boys and get a tiny thrill at the thought that this beautiful gift of God will someday be a full-grown man?

Hear a song on the radio that perfectly sums up the absolute satisfaction you find in the Lord as you're mopping your floor, of all things?

Realize how precariously close the top of your daughter's head is in relation to your own, and marvel that you were used to bring something that amazing into the world?

See a baby bury his face with sheer glee into a blanket and know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that even if you could stop grinning, you'd never, ever want to?

Pick up the phone and recognize your darling husband's name on the caller i.d. ... and think Holy Cow! It wasn't just a dream! I get him for the rest of my life?!

Catch the scent of dinner cooking and praise God that in His wisdom he filled the world with things to tickle our senses?

Look around at all that you have and feel very, very small and unworthy?

Size up the stacks of folded clothes on the coffee table and feel full to bursting with the abundance of little souls entrusted you that fill those shirts and socks every day?

I have been a weepy mess lately. Everything--everything--moves me to tears. Happy tears. Sad tears. Oh-my-gosh-I-can't-bear-it tears.


I love being a woman.


Karla Cook @ Roads to Everywhere said...


And I hope I never get past it!

G.L.H. said...

"I love being a woman."

Me, too!

Unknown said...


Unknown said...

You are too precious! Yep, I cry at the drop of a hat too-LOVE IT!

Luke Holzmann said...


I want my kids!

[whine over... back to smiling ...for now]


Sarah said...

I was going to ask if you'd read my blog about mopping/worshiping, but of course you wrote your post first. You go, WOMAN!

Missus Wookie said...

Oh most certainly... although when you feel a strong pair of arms around you, hear a heart beating in hairy chest and look up into the eyes of your baby boy... that is rather special too :)

So glad today was a good one!

Erin said...

Oh, so many wonderful blessings! I have been a weepy mess myself lately and LOVE being a woman! :)

Kindred Blessings said...

You are precious! I have those moments too.

Liz said...

yes to all of the above- except the smell of dinner, that is turning my stomach right now!

Mandi said...

Yes! So overwhelmed by the blessing that is my entire life that it stops me in my tracks several times a day!

And I love reading about other women who are passionately in love with their husbands because that's how I feel about mine too!

April said...

This is a beautiful post! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

Benny said...

All the time - and I too am so thankful to be so aware of God's presence and His gifts in my life. Being a woman is truly a gift. I love the emotion that overwhelms me daily (hourly?).

Thank you for such a sweet post.


Robin's Reports said...

yes, yes, yes and more yeses. Beautiful post.