My Sleeping Babes

Sunday, March 04, 2007 17 Comments A+ a-

Every so often, but not nearly often enough, there are moments in my life when I’m brought to my knees in awe and disbelief that I’ve been given such precious gifts. Tonight was such a moment…

Jon was lying on the couch with Hudson sleeping on his chest, while Devyn and I were sitting together on the other end of the couch. Without a word, Devyn crawled from my lap, across the couch, and lay on the other side of Jon’s chest, facing her baby brother. Softly, slowly, and in rhythmic motion, she started caressing Hudson’s face, his neck, and his hair; all while watching his face adoringly. Within moments, her eyes began to close and she fell asleep while embracing Hudson. Needless to say, I was moved to tears.

The new photo that I’ll treasure the rest of my life.

I’m a coffee drinking, book reading, laundry procrastinating, husband and children loving, mess of a woman who believes that chips and salsa can fix anything. We have chickens running around the backyard, a mountain of dishes in the sink, and on any given morning, I have at least 10 school forms that need my signature or initials. It’s a crazy life, I prefer to call it controlled chaos, but its ours.

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Stacey
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9:59 PM delete

Oh please, please tell me you are getting that blown up and framed!!! It is the most precious story to accompany a treasure of a picture!!

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Wendy
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6:46 AM delete

That is so sweet! Definitely a framer!

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Elise
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6:49 AM delete

I'm heading out of town this morning, but I saw your site highlighted on my Bloglines, and I had to come by to tell you that this is the most beautiful, precious picture I've ever seen. You are so blessed, my friend, and it is so good to stop and really look at what is happening around you, and rejoice.
Blessings!

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Dareth
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7:42 AM delete

Precious, absolutely precious!!

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Amy
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9:41 AM delete

Oh, Jenn...what a gift!

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Jill Davis
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12:19 PM delete

This picture brought me to tears too! So very sweet!

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Shawnee
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1:56 PM delete

They are so adorable!

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Mamacita Tina
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2:45 PM delete

So sweet. Those are the moments we treasure!

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HappyMama
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1:35 PM delete

What an absolutely precious photo. These are definitely memories to hold on to.. I can't get over how sweet that photo is.

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Haley
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3:52 PM delete

Oh my gosh I'm balling. How fricking adorable is that!? Kaydence woul dnever be so sweet lol. You are a blessed woman. What a beautiful moment.

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Christine
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6:37 PM delete

That is the joy of seeing your children together. There's absolutely nothing like it.

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Paula
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8:34 PM delete

I am crying as I write this. That is the sweetest picture I believe I have ever seen.
I agree with the others, that is a FRAMER for life.

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aggiejenn
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12:57 PM delete

So sweet!! I hope to have a picture like that in about 6 months.

Definitely moments to treasure!!

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Overwhelmed!
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3:12 PM delete

Oh, this picture has brought ME to tears! How beautiful! I'm so glad that you have been blessed with these two precious children.

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Susie
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11:41 PM delete

Wow. This one made me a little teary, too. They are so precious!

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Laura
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10:38 AM delete

That is the sweetest picture ever. Made me tear up...and want another baby really bad.
:-)

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