Saturday, May 31, 2008

Forgive me my infatuation

I wake up each morning to a life I never imagined, even when I dared to dream for the perfect fairy tale - three daughters, each magnificent and dazzling in her own way, prancing, singing and questing at every turn. A loving husband who looks at me with a mixture of marvel and passion, his hands reaching for mine in the night, at the dinner table and on walks. A house brimming with the kind of electricity born from a life rich with love and memories.

Between morning cuddles, impromptu vocal performances and declarations of love as strong as in our earliest days of courtship, I am blissfully adrift, unable to focus on any one thing, rather alighting on one delicious experience after another.

My laptop sits, slightly dusty and strewn with burp cloths and Lowe's circulars, an old friend. I long to write, to capture the memories of each day in words that will soothe me as I sit waiting for the girls to return from track meets, dates, and overnights. Right now there isn't the time, the pull of little hands and sunny days are too strong.

I'll be back, I promise, but I've got hair to tousle, lips to kiss and shoulders to rub.





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21 comments:

slouching mom said...

They're all so beautiful. Enjoy them.

Amy said...

Complete and utter cuteness! I feel like I say that in every comment to your posts:)

flutter said...

if I'd your life, my laptop would be dusty, too

Chaotic Joy said...

The one thing I love about your blog is that more than anyone I know (do I know you?) you are able to appreciate, to live in, the beauty of your life. Recording those moments is a gift, but living in them is irreplaceable. We'll be here Amanda, when you want to give us a glimpse. Go be happy.

Amy Y said...

I don't think I could pull myself away, either! Happy for your happiness... see ya around :)

the new girl said...

Oh, go and DO that! It is so lovely.

Heather said...

I know what you mean...except with 2 girls and a boy...

When I can move around again I plan to do much of the same!

Enjoy theses days.

iheartchocolate said...

What a wonderful example you are!

Enjoy your family

Lisa Milton said...

Lap it up. We'll be here when you get back.

Janet said...

Blogging seems so much more do-able in the winter, doesn't it? Go, enjoy, savour. We'll see you when we see you.

BetteJo said...

Oh please do tousle the hair and enjoy the man with the wonderful calves! I don't mind reading your blogs a bit less when you have such a marvelous life to enjoy away from the computer. Besides - hopefully you'll share when you have time! :)

Ree said...

We'll be here waiting.

Kimberly said...

I hear you! The weather has been too nice, the girls too fun and the days too short. Enjoy your wonderful life!

Trenches of Mommyhood said...

You take your time hon. Soak up those girls. We'll be here.

Lisa said...

Soak it up. Every glorious second of it.

Colleen said...

Who could blame you???? Good for you for living your wonderful life. Tell us all about it when you've got them time!

Myshka said...

You manage to remember what's important, and never ever change that. It's a gorgeous feeling (but not as gorgeous as your little family). xo

Cheryl Lage said...

Forgive your infatuation? I celebrate with you in your revelry!
Enjoy sans apologies.

carrie said...

Nothing wrong with loving every single minute of it.

Nothing wrong at all. :)

Damselfly said...

Is that a loose tooth?!

andi said...

How can you not be infatuated? So much sweetness and so little time to soak it all up - much more important than a love affair with a laptop, I'd say. Enjoy them.