The first thing that I noticed about Chris on our first date was his smile. I remember standing in the waiting area at the restaurant staring up at him and he broke out into the biggest most genuine beautiful smile and a part of my heart melted away forever.
We have been spending long days at the pool and playing outside a lot so far this summer and that makes for tired babies at bedtime. Last night we got in the car at sunset, rolled the windows down and turned up the music. I started driving and Aiden said, “you feel this too mama?! ” Yes baby! I feel it! This is what summer feels like, this is what it is all about!
Our sweet Apple is funny about her bed, she likes being in her room, with her own space when she is ready to sleep. She doesn’t want to cuddle up in our bed or snuggle a little longer, when she is ready for bed she wants her routine. Well tonight I laid her in my bed for a moment while she drank her milk and I finished up cleaning the kitchen. We had a long day outside and then friends over for dinner so I thought I’d lay her there for a few minutes before I put her down.
About 2 minutes later Chris and I walked into our room and both saw that she had fallen asleep there. Completely sprawled out in the middle of our king sized bed, her tiny body was sound asleep. This never ever happens. Immediately a few steps ahead of me Chris turned around and broke into that huge melting smile that I fell for him in the first place. In a moment where time froze, I realized the significance of us sharing a love, our kids.
Marriage is such a journey and yet with all that comes with it there is something so beautiful about sharing the love of your children with your life mate. They are parts of both of you wrapped into one, you know all their quirks and needs and little secrets and in a moment like something small ( Apple falling asleep in our bed) we share a moment that only the two of us could appreciate on this level.
The unbelievable bond of creating and raising children together, loving them deeply and knowing them…this beautiful thread that connects the two of you for life.
We share a love. Three of them.