I was wracking my brain to think of something for Emily’s Tuesdays Unwrapped. Then I gave myself a mental kick because it’s not supposed to be something special. It’s supposed to be something ordinary that is good; something good that is overlooked because it is normal. As soon as I was done kicking myself I knew what I could write about. Yesterday morning.
All 5 of us were out of bed before Daddy went to work so everyone got their hugs and kisses. It was one of those nice mornings when my kids actually got along and hadn’t bruised each other, or themselves. As I sat down to read my Bible they each grabbed a book and sat on the couch beside me. Beside me is key here – much nicer than on top of me.
After I finished my reading we naturally and easily cuddled together with their books. For that short time I enjoyed their questions and proclamations without dwelling on the baskets of laundry, the schooling, the meal planning and grocery shopping. For a short time we just held down the couch and enjoyed the books and each other.
Everyone is invited to join in the Tuesdays Unwrapped carnival. You can find the link-up here.