I am on a mission.
I am starting my spring cleaning a little early this year. I am sorting, dumping, giving, and rearranging everything in my path. On Sunday afternoon I was buried in clothes and toys. My girls tried to help, I really wanted them to help, but when they start digging things out of the garbage I realized it might take forever to get it done.
Yesterday I thought that I would continue where I left off when my older girls went to school and my husband left for work. I got my little one settled in with Dora the Explorer and her chocolate milk. It wasn't long and I heard a little voice from behind me, "Mama will you play with me?"
I tried to keep her busy for a little longer, but I heard her little voice again, "Mama will you play with me?"
My mission was delayed and we played, and played and played.
Last night as my husband and I were settled in to watch the Olympics in a quiet house I heard a thump, thump, thump on the stairs. Nadia crawled up on my lap and wanted to cuddle. She said, "I love you Mama." My husband looked at her and said, "Can you believe we moved here when she was only 6 months old. She couldn't even crawl yet."
I stopped and thought about the last 4 years. A lot of my plans and missions are often delayed. My to do list is often left undone. But I have been home with this little one to see all of her first moments. I was here when she crawled and when she walked. I was here when she said Mommy. I am the one that gets to sit and play Go Fish with her over and over again.
This little face is pretty hard to resist.
So today, as I look at my long list of tasks and then glance over at a little girl just wiping the sleep from her eyes, I realize that today is going to be a great day. I am unwrapping the gift that my husband gave me the day that he said, "The only way we are moving is if you can be a stay at home mom." I am joining Emily over at Chatting at the Sky for Tuesdays Unwrapped. I can't wait to read about the other gifts that are being unwrapped today.