Friday, January 22, 2010

Joy in the Green Glow of the TV Light

I'm folding clothes the other night with the family while we're all watching TV.  It's interesting that I am always busy with my hands doing something--I never just sit and "watch" TV--but they do, and I rarely notice them as I'm busy making my clothing piles.  But this night, I glance back and see my family in the glow of the TV light.  The house is warm, it is raining outside, and the sweet, soothing smells of home on a Sunday night are permeating the air.  DG in the center is bookended by twins on either side.  T1 holds his hand; T2 has her head on his shoulder.  They're all covered with the same blanket.  It's the sweetest sight I've ever seen.

My heart is so overwhelmed by the sight that a little tear comes to my eye.  How did I get so lucky?  How do I deserve this?  My hopes for a family dwindled and all but died in my 30s, but somehow, here I am.

I want to remember this picture in my head, especially when they kids are yelling at each other or I'm frustrated because I have to go in and clean the kitchen after my husband "cleans" the kitchen.  It's a small price to pay for the big joy that family brings to my life.

5 comments:

clueless but hopeful mama said...

OMG. So sweet. This made me cry! TRUE STORY.

It is so good to soak in the good moments. They have the power to carry us through, I think.

Existential Waitress said...

So, so sweet, and I know exactly what you mean! Sometimes I wish that I could just freeze time or bottle the moment b/c it is just so very precious - in those moments I feel like I finally understand the meaning of life.

Amie said...

I got to your blog from EW because your comment about your child and lack of fear of dogs is exactly like my daughter.

This post is so sweet. It really is a moment like that that we moms live for.

Grateful Twin Mom said...

Amie, I'm so glad you dropped by. Guess we gotta stick together on the hover over the daughter thing around dogs...Thanks for your comments. I'll check out your blog too..

Happy Working Mom said...

You pained a beautiful picture! And you're right, moments like those erase all of the bad ones...