Monday, December 15, 2008

monday morning love

My alarm goes off... but I hit the snooze button. Or, did I turn it off completely? Even as I fall back asleep, I miss my husband and the way his back is so warm and how I fit so perfectly against it. But the sound of him showering as he gets ready for work lulls me softly, and in no time at all I am dreaming again, cozy in our bed and my purple flannel pj's. Soon I am awakened by a hand on my back and a kiss on the cheek. He leans down to hug me goodbye and I smell his cologne as I hold him close for a moment. "Have a good day, sweetie, and drive safely." One more kiss, and then he is gone. I hear the front door close and his truck start up, even as I drift back to sleep...
"Mommy. Mommy!" A quiet little voice from beside the bed awakes me again. "Can I cuddle with you?" I smile, because morning cuddles are my favorite. As I pull back the covers to allow Emma in beside me, a wave of colder air hits me. Quickly, I tuck us back in. Her small form is warm and soft, clad in her favorite ballerina footsie pajamas, and I pull her closely to me, wrapping my arm around her as I run my fingers through her long tousled hair on the pillow beside me. We doze, until another little voice is heard: "Mommy, I hungy, I want bek-fast." Raising myself on one arm, I see another tousled head peeping over the edge of the bed, this one blonde and fluffy and just as adorable. Annabelle doesn't want to cuddle... she's too hungry, so I guess it's time to get up.

My feet go in my furry slippers as I climb out of bed, and I grab the sweatshirt that hangs nearby, wrapping myself in it as the chilly morning air causes me to shiver. A couple clicks of the thermostat and the heat kicks in as little girls go potty and pick out their breakfast cereal. I raise the shade on our front window, not surprised at all by what I see. The sky hangs heavy and gray, and our grass and flowerbeds are soggy with the rain from the night before. It is cold, it is damp, it is winter. But I welcome the sight, knowing that today is a day for pj's, snuggles on the couch, hot cocoa, and I Love Lucy DVD's as I fold laundry and clean the house from the mess of the weekend. A day of playtime at home, and story-books, and working on Chrismas program verses together. A day of peace and quiet in our little home.

I turn on the Christmas tree lights, instantly loving the cozy effect, and stand for a moment, fully awake now and glad to greet the day with all its simple blessings before us. Girlish voices from the two small figures kneeling on the kitchen floor in front of the cereal cupboard remind me of the duties that await my hands, and I turn to leave the room. Against the cold gray morning outside, the lights on our tree twinkle cheerfully.
"Exactly!" I think... and I twinkle cheerfully back.

24 comments:

Lee said...

Enjoy those morning cuddles with your little one. The time passes so quickly.

Tristan said...

Such a Sweet post...awe, your gonna have another little girl to add to that soon :)

bFlat said...

I wish I could have morning cuddles....

Jenn said...

So sweet. I can't wait for those morning cuddles and snuggles!

alyssa said...

Awww that was so sweet :) Makes me wish even more I could stay home and not leave home for work! Phoey!

Shelley said...

Aww, I loved reading this :)

lorieloo said...

so perfectly written.
and I too enjoy those snuggly mornings. especially pj days=)

caitlyn said...

how wonderful! i loved reading this. i wish my monday morning was like this except i was in the dentist chair :( boo. well, tomorrow! hehe

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The Thompson Family said...

Beautifully written!

Ashley said...

I want to be a SAHM when I have kids.

My husband reminds me that we DON'T have kids, so I can't plan my life around them yet.

Poo on him, I say.

Lydia said...

that was so sweet!! I hope I get some morning cuddles when all of you are here!! Those girlies are the bestest!

Jerusha Abigail said...

aww, how wonderfully sweet! I so wish I could stay in bed on these cold mornings and just cuddle. maybe when you're all here I'll get the chance! i miss adorable nieces.

Sarah said...

SIGH.

I am sitting in an office.

Working.

Jealous of your life today...

See Sherm Blog said...

This post is just so heart warming. :-)

*CPA* Su said...

YAY for PJ days and snuggles! A wonderfully rainy day like yesterday is the perfect day to stay in PJ's all day long!

P.S. Congrats on your win!! You get another new scarf...YIPPEE!

La Petite Chic said...

What a beautiful post! That sounds like a perfect morning.

Mommy Diffee said...

I think you are missing your calling Tallia ... Author? =)

Band of Brothers said...

been meaning to comment...i am now blaming you for my newly acquired addiction to hot chocolate:) finn thinks it's my *tea*, hee, hee! we have strikingly similar mornings!

Megan said...

Oh TALIA. That was beautiful! You have a book write inside you! I seriously breathed slower for a few minutes while I read this, got comfortable, and was able to escape the temporary madness that I felt surrounded by. Thank you!

Sunny said...

What a beautifully written post! I love mornings like those. What special times and memories you are creating with your precious little girls!

Ashlei Paige said...

i love this post. =] so wonderful.

jennym said...

Wow! 27-1/2 weeks -- is it going by quickly for you? You're at that cute phase where you can still wear form-fitting clothes and look adorable :-)
I am at the swollen whale-like stage of 35-1/2 weeks and looking forward to meeting this little person!

sarah marie p said...

What a sweet post! Your little life really does sound so sweet and peaceful. And I love that you twinkled back at the tree! You are so cute!