The house is quiet except for my ipod that continues to play in the kitchen. It is because the children are with grandparents and the tv is blessedly off. I should be packing boxes or sweeping the dust balls that I keep kicking around but it feels so good to just be still for a minute. I found this picture on the camera - it's a present from Court. He wrapped up a stuffed bunny for me after dinner and gave it to me at bedtime. I had just fallen in his bed, reading book in hand and was thinking that I couldn't possibly take one more second of...anything. He asked me to close my eyes and that nearly put me over the edge. In fact, I think I even told him that I was tired and wanted only to read the book and go to bed when he presented me with his gift wrapped in craft paper and embellished with a painters tape pouf.
This quiet moment has allowed me to remember that moment. A moment where a Mommy most tired remembered she was a Mommy most loved.