Monday, November 16, 2009

There Were 6 In The Bed

It just takes one moment, dawn breaks and the light floods through the cracks of the black-out shades in McClaine's room. It is predictable, every morning, just one moment after that radiance breaks through, I hear his feet softly scamper into my room. Eyes mostly closed, hair messy and unkempt, nose stuffy, forcing morning breath my way. He grabs my thrift-store t-shirt as an anchor to pull his little body close to mine.

Sneaky as he is, he is not quiet enough to steady her slumber, and Avery follows. She stumbles into the room, always without her pajama top, warm natured as she is,
she still joins the snuggle time.

Stifled giggles wake Audrey, who is temporarily nesting in the crib beside our bed. Within moments of daddy scooping her up and snuggling her in with the rest,
I hear the cooing of Reecey.

There were 6 in the bed and the mama's heart said, "I'm grateful, I'm counting..."

holy experience

0017... A quiver-full, even if they are all in my bed at 6 AM.
0018... Oma and Opa getting to spend the week in Hawaii.
0019... Malt-o-meal with lots of butter and sugar.
0020... Kids that will actually eat that.
0021... Conveniences- like a washer, dryer, dishwasher.
0022... Countdown, one week until my mom gets here.
0023... The birth of baby Kenze.
0024... A cold-front and a new winter coat for little man.
0026... God's love surpasses my inadequacies, selfishness, exhaustion, self-reliance, filth, impatience.

0027... My husband's strong example of manliness and godliness for my little boy.

McClaine is not REALLY shaving. And yes, he knows the danger of razors. And yes, we keep them out of reach.

0028... A quiet house at nap time, to hear His still, small voice

0029... Encouragement from a friend far away.

0030... Starting the day with a family snuggled in bed

and finishing it off with a family Jam Session


LeeAnn said...

Quality!! Sweet family, I miss you guys :)

Katie W said...

Aw, I loved that post. You're such a writer, Tyne! The picture of McClaine "shaving"? Magazine-worthy!

Thanks for your blog comment. I am telling you, those pancakes were SO good I have been dreaming about them! We had SUCH a praise today-John's spinal fluid results came back clear! This means he won't have his spinal chemo treatments as often (originally planned for twice weekly), and he was able to go home to my Grandad's this evening. He'll be heading to UT Southwestern in Dallas tomorrow, for his first appointment regarding a stem cell transplant.

Thanks for helping me to remember how important it is to dwell on our many blessings.

Can't wait for your next post :)

Anti-Supermom said...

You have the cutest, sweetest family, Tyne. That picture of the two 'shaving' is adorable.

wardy said...

I guess McNugget didn't want to play along with No-Shave-November either,- bummer

Mrs Montoya said...

Always perfect, Tyne. This post is fantastic. I have an award for you. Please come by and pick it up and know how much I admire you.

DR said...

So you know how I've read your blog... and followed the Casa Blanca from the RGV to East Texas... well, I for whatever reason - here at work - I am never able to view the videos... however, today, God said - you need to see The Partridge Family... oops, I mean The White Family... anyhow, I loved, loved, loved the video. Avery looking beautiful as ever... McClaine, boy he has grown up, talking a lot, in full sentences. Audrey - cute as ever... and Reece looks adorable she looks like Avery. Thanks for always reminding me about the blessing of our good Lord. Much love to you and Caleb and your angels - this thanksgiving.

Heather of S-A-M said...

LOVE the video!

Tyne, Thank you for your sweet words on my post today about difficulties. I'm always gonna be floored by what I learned about grace!


A Musing Mom (Taylorclan6) said...

I couldn't stop smiling! I also couldn't stop thinking about all those video game "Rock Band" and knowing that I won't be getting it for Christmas now. I like your idea better.

Oh, and the way your children acted in public? I am soooooo judging you.

Did I mention that every Sunday before church begins, as the organ plays peaceful prelude music, my brood shuffles in and, before I take my seat, I preemptively apologize to those who will be "blessed" with our presence?

Shabby Chica said...

It's good to be reminded to count our appliance blessings. I do not, do not want to hand wash dishes or laundry, so that was a healthy reminder for what to be thankful for :)... and ... "Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one's youth. How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; They will not be ashamed... Ps 127:3-5

Deborah said...

Beautiful! Those are wonderful things to be grateful for! I love the shaving photo. Lol!

Thank you for stopping by my blog!


Vashey Fam said...

Wow! Look out Partridge Family!