having a 1 yr old, a 2 yr old, and a 3 yr old . . . i'm sure you can imagine the amount of whining, crying, yelling, screaming (they are all girls) that we hear in our house on a daily basis!!
tonight while i was putting the girls in bed . . . before 9 pm again . . . the big girls were on their pillows and little brown eyes was laying on my belly at the foot of the bed. little miss had already fallen asleep, but little shrimp was still awake talking up a storm . . . she doesn't stop to take too many breaths! little brown eyes sits up and looks at the girls and crawls off of me and makes her way in between her big sisters to snuggle with them! it was so sweet! but it didn't last long because she started pulling shrimp's hair and she didn't like that too much!
fast forward a couple of minutes . . . little shrimp sits up. i can't remember why she sat up . . . isn't this forgetful memory thing not supposed to start until you get old? . . . but she was just sitting there looking at her "sissy" (aka little miss) and she picked up her hand (little miss is sound asleep) and just holds her hand for about 3 minutes or so while looking at her like, "wow i'm so lucky to have such a cool big sis," and then just lays back down!
it's moments like that when you realize that you are the luckiest person in the world! and there isn't a better blessing from god than your own children.