This past weekend my parents were camping about 30 minutes out of town and wanted the boys to come hang out for a few hours.
Yes, they are amazing.
My only mistake was in assuming they didn't want the 'baby' so I didn't take along any toddler supplies, like diapers. When we got up there to drop off the three big boys my mom was like, "Oh, aren't you leaving B?" and I was like, "DOH!"
It all worked out, though, because we got to spend some quality time with just the toddler, which is kind of hard to come by when you have three older siblings.
Toddlers seeing squirrels for the first time
Rain in the still of the night
Wounds that are healing without visiting the doctor
Unexpected date nights with good food, good coffee, and a good play
Laughing with the one I love
Family movie night
Rowan singing a spontaneous song all about the wonder of spiders while his dad accompanies him
Someone tracking me down to tell me about something sweet and kind my child did
Listening to Corrie Ten Boom books on tape
Forgiving and being forgiven, and the reminder of how much easier it is with His help