Friday, June 30, 2006

Everyday Smiles


This morning, Squirto (aka Frodo) came pitter-pattering into our room at about 6. After my "Good morning, Squirto" hug/pull him into bed to see if he will accidentally fall back asleep so I can sneak another 30 minutes of sleep out of my night, I closed my eyes and pretended to sleep.

He played with my hair, he played with his stuffed R.J., he played with the sheets, he played with his fingers. Eventually he began to prod at my face. I think it was supposed to be gentle caresses. Wanting to scream from this drip torture, I opened my eyes pretty abruptly.

I was greeted by the most beautiful smile that extended all the way to the crinkles at the corners of his eyes. His whole countenance shined that I was awake to interact. I'm so thankful for the smiles of my children. I'm so thankful that I can still cause them.

Just by waking up.

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7 comments:

Susanne said...

I can just picture it even I don't know what you all look like! How sweet!!

Jen said...

How precious! Don't those smiles just melt your heart???

Beck said...

Awwww... that is sweet. Good choice.

kpjara said...

Nothing like an unmerited smile! Kinda like grace...

Michelle- This One's For The Girls said...

So sweet. I loved that.

Maria said...

sounds like trying to get my four year old down for a nap.... but how sweet!

PastorMac's Ann said...

Ah, that's sweet.

Those smiles are truly a treasure.