Tuesday, February 9, 2010

My Heart Is Full

Last week I kept hearing the phrase, "joy in your posterity." This comes from the Bible where Adam and Eve are commanded to multiply and replenish the earth. I was thinking of that phrase, and I kept thinking, "I don't have JOY in my posterity. Where is the JOY?" Don't get me wrong, I absolutely LOVE my girls, but it has seemed lately that the HARD has outweighed the JOY.

But, then today I literally almost started crying as I watched this little angel do this:

And as I took 7-month pictures of this precious gem:

It hit me like a ton of bricks: JOY. PURE JOY. I am so incredibly blessed to have these two special spirits in my life. I love them so incredibly much! And I realized, that for me right now, maybe my joy is not in the overarching themes of sleepless nights, tantrums, and poopy diapers. But, for me, they are in the moments. The little moments every now and then where it's just me and the girls (and sometimes Daddy if he isn't at work!) and the world is perfect. Absolutely perfect.


  1. I showed your video to Jonas and he instantly had to jump off my lap and start dancing too. It was great although his style is a lot different than Audra's (he's more of a bouncer than a twirler). Cute kids.

  2. Thanks for the reminder. Life hasn't been hard for us lately, just rather dull. I need to watch for those little moments to keep my perspective on what being a mom is really about. Audra really IS a good dancer and Claire is adorable.

  3. It's all about the little moments.

  4. Very cute video and Claire is just adorable. I'm glad you were able to find your joy!