Cleaning around the kitchen in the early quiet of this morning I heard a little voice at the top of the stairs, my Adelynn awake. As I came up the stairs approaching Addie, I was in awe as to how she had gotten there so quietly – and seemingly unscathed – she and Sis suddenly learned how to climb out of their cribs! We can’t change to toddler beds quickly enough! She was very concerned about her sister Sarah still sleeping and asked me to “come see hew”. We tiptoed together down the hall and peeked into a most peaceful scene, there was Sarah snuggled in her creamy crib, a small flannel quilt tossed around her. Mmmm, she looked so comfy. Then I showed Addie a surprise, peeking into my room that was filled with morning sunshine, the big, soft bed looking so inviting, with a little being dressed for school on it (a tummy ache and sore throat had kept her from actually going), “Caawa!” Addie whispered in happy wonder.
We went downstairs together and I made her (& her sisters, knowing they would wake soon) some simple eggs and toast. I visited with tiny, 2-year-old Addie telling her again about her upcoming weekend as I cleaned around the kitchen some more. (The mess we had left last night for the sake of the missionaries we were preparing packages for as our Family Home Evening event. I had even left the remaining pans from the delicious, healthy stir-fry I’d made for dinner! Ew, it was delish! If you need an idea for dinner, just buying a great bottle of stir-fry sauce is the secret I’ve found! With Wegman’s you can’t go wrong. Saute chicken and any veggies you want in it–though I feel garlic, broccoli, mushrooms and peppers are a must–and voila! Healthy over brown rice and so yummy!) And yes, before the eggs were done a groggy, darlingly frumpy Clara appeared at the top of the stairs. “Your just in time for your egg!” I greeted her.
She made her way down the stairs and climbed up on the stool beside her sister. I quickly served up their plates and we all cuddled a little closer as I asked Clara to ask a blessing on the food. We folded our arms and bowed our heads to pray. I couldn’t help but, like a child, squint my eyes open to peek at Clara and her little sister, who were both doing the same, squinting and peeking around – haha. I touched my eyes quietly to signal Clara to close hers and closed mine again only to squint them open to peek at her once more. Her beautiful little, just-turned-7-years-old profile, ultimately pure and innocent, with dark eyelashes lining her now-closed eyes, her young, still sleepy child’s voice saying the purest little, from-the-heart prayer, beside her Adelynn who had also started softly saying a prayer of her own “bess Sawa seeping in hew bed…” so Clara blessed Sarah too and then, right there, in that little sunfull moment at the kitchen counter, everything became more clear than ever, my senses magnified to take in every little detail: the brilliant morning sunlight streaming onto our backs, spilling onto the kitchen counter, the coziness of my hoodie, even the feel my yoga pants dancing against my shins, the sound of little Adelynn’s breath between her whispered baby’s prayer, and Clara’s precious, humble voice, going on and on, asking for much more than a blessing on breakfast, asking for ‘all the slaves to get free’ and for ‘our friend’s baby to get better’, and for Daddy and brother and sisters…. the 3 of us there in meek, quiet prayer.
This simple, normal moment became MOST precious to me, I wanted to keep it forever, so I paid attention to it, the sweet experience, and came to record it here.
Sinful moments one may regret for a lifetime but SUNFULL moments are the kind you most definitely want to keep forever!!!!
So I wish you many sunfull moments.
Celebrate the light in your life today!
Lots of Love, CaMarie and Crew
Here’s a few more Sunfull moments I want to keep forever: