Thursday, October 28, 2010

Happiness is...

Happiness is...

Wearing your baby on your back, feeling him wriggle and twist to view the world around him, while you walk beside your almost-5-year-old big boy as he proudly rides his new bike around the block.

Happiness is...

Following your fast crawler around a dentists office while listening to your big boy behave well for the nurse, only to have them both run out to find you with radiant smiles just to announce that the big boy has his first loose tooth.

Happiness is....

A child picking out the Iron Man costume only because it lights up and looks cool and, upon being told that Iron Man is a nice guy, listening to him list of the things good people do, including helping you clean your room.

Happiness is...

Blissful silence as your husband, home from his busy day, takes both kids out for a walk while you cook dinner, a dinner that's soon enjoyed by the whole family with no leftovers remaining.

Happiness is...

Rocking your baby to sleep, his face placid and calm, his head resting against your shoulder facing upward, as you listen to the soft murmur of your wonderful husband reading your older son his bedtime story in the other room.

Happiness is...

Waking up every morning to find breakfast and coffee already waiting for you and everyone in the home well rested and happy.

Happiness is...

Updating your blog in the middle of the day while both boys are fast asleep at the same time, one curled up in his bed and the other in your lap, just like his older brother used to take his naps.

I think I can safely say that I'm feeling the happiness today.

3 comments:

jrs said...

beautiful.
i also loved the post that was before this one. if it's ok, i would like to put a link to it on my blog.


happy iclw

Nick and Kristi said...

Thanks for the comment....Stopping in from ICLW...You have an amazing story/perspective...I think adoption is a wonderful beautful thing:) We were actually headed that route but decided to give things a go one more time....and if we experienced a 5th loss that was it but here we are 23wks prego:) Because this current pregnancy has been so difficult we will probably persue adoption down the road as we want more than one child:) So you are def an inspiration and I think if you can you should experience carrying a child it is amazing...then you would get the best of both worlds...There are so many options in fertility land it is almost making options endless...Best wishes:)

Mrs.Joyner said...

I very, very much love your story, and your blog, and I am really pumped that you visited me..and left me love..Thank you..and you've gained a new follower =)