Here is my post for Five minute friday from Lisa Jo Baker's blog. I recommend these prompts to anyone stuck in a rut or if you just want to remember your life.
I had a feeling of ultimate togetherness this morning. I went to get my 18 month old, William out of bed. He was happily jumping and babbling in his bed, so eager for the opportunity of a new day. I pulled him out and smelled his new head, though not the same smell as brand new baby, he still has the smell of a new soul. A toddler about ready to become a little boy. The smell of heaven and sweaty head and just that sweet baby smell. I laid him down to change his diaper and hugged him and as I hugged him, I just couldn’t stop hugging him. We pressed our cheeks together, left cheek on left cheek. He began sucking his thumb and making his happy sound, “mmm, mmm, mmm”. The one he makes when his whole world is perfect. I found myself tearing up because the sweetness of baby is one that is so fleeting and so short. It is that smell, that soft baby skin, that happy gurgling and babbling and the clumsy walking. That is what makes my world a happy one. His only interests are playing trains with me, sitting with me, running, laughing and eating applesauce. For that moment, our warm cheeks pressed together and we were alone and still, it was the ultimate feeling of togetherness and I hope I never forget it.