9.28.2007

overheard in our bed this morning...

...our FAMILY bed that is...just in case you thought this was heading somewhere a bit scandalous...it isn't. Let me set our morning scene for you. Usually around 6 or 6:30, Asher stumbles along into our bedroom...walks over to my side of the bed and greets me with a soft sweet "hi mama" or a very LOUD "hi mama...Asher wake up...sun wake up!!" (depending on his mood I suppose). He then will pull his little frame onto my nightstand and climb into our queen size bed that is holding the three sleepy bodies of me, Josh and Journey. Usually, upon hearing just a hint of his voice...Journey will squeak with delight, open her eyes and scurry to a sitting position with a HUGE smile spreading across her face. Asher then pours his good morning wishes upon her with a less-than-gentle embrace that sends them both into the depths of the canyon that forms between their parents bodies. After finding stability, they begin to play and climb and jump and clap and sing...both of them so innocently content with the new day and with the love of those they know best. Lately I have really enjoyed seeing the way in which Asher interacts with Journey in these early hours of the morning...and how she receives his love with so much excitement and joy. There is nothing quite like it. And so it was this morning as Asher woke us up long before we had ever planned on greeting the new day, and after relishing in his own happiness for a few minutes...with a sincere and strong hug for each one of us...he speaks loudly and clearly with each hug he gave..."I YUV FENDS!" (I love friends!). Me too buddy. Especially ones like you.

6 comments:

Debbie said...

That is such a touching story about the love your family shares! It brought such a smile to my face. What a great way to start out a day, even though it was a little bit early!

Auntie Vee said...

How sweet! There are brief moments I can remember as a very young child...one morning I woke up lying beside my Mother and hearing a rooster crowing in the distance...and the over whelming peace and contentment I felt!

daisies said...

oh yes, this is so beautiful, big warm happy sigh : )

Rick Hamrick said...

You are so blessed with your talent for recording these moments, Jess! They will only grow more precious as time goes on, particularly as your kids get older and older, and these kinds of moments only occur in memory.

amanda said...

That is such a sweet story. You have such a beautiful blog! I just stumbled upon it, I love when that happens :)

Goddess of Leonie said...

oh this is just so very beautiful :)