Monday, April 25, 2011

"Surprised By Joy"

Surprised by their color against white t-shirts.
Surprised by brothers love.

The yard, "their turf" and their room is always
a mess but these two can always be found even
in the mess of the every day. When things are crazy,
when things are busy, my boys are there in the middle
of it all and I'm surprised that it brings me so much joy
seeing these two lean into my car window as I'm about
to drive away. Standing on the edge, leaning in, giving me one
last kiss. One last kiss before they grow into men and I have
no more little guys that hang on my car and beg me not to leave.
One last kiss..
it's always the best.
I lean toward them and hold on hard.
Never being the first to let go.
Always remembering the "clock" that is always
ticking my time away.
Trying to remember to not let this moment pass as in a blur
but to look, really look, at these two.
These two bring me Joy.  

So by the words of C.S Lewis, I'm always surprised by Joy.
God given and mama receiving Joy.


Kim M. said...

Still enjoying your blog. I hope you are doing well!

Sarah said...

love, love, love little boys growing into young men...holding on tight to my two, as well.

A Baker's Dozen Barnhouse News said...

I'm smiling! What fine sons you have...all of them:)...and daughters! When I've been on an errand without the children, I love it when I see them run out the front door and from all directions to meet me. I guess they hear the van coming about as soon as it hits the driveway:) My husband experiences it every day, but they are usually with me. It always brings a smile to my face. These days are passing so quickly...thanks for the reminder to enjoy them.

Aunt Kathy @Teaching Good Things said...

Blessed indeed!

Renata said...

Hi Robin
What a beautiful post & such wonderful boys you have there! Enjoy those kisses - time does fly by too quickly!


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