Tuesday, January 19, 2010

and we dance

I know I say it a lot, but it's only because it's true: I feel immeasurably blessed/humbled to be married to Phill. And I'm only saying it again right now because it's a lead-in to my favorite part of today (so far, I still have some chocolate to eat and reading to do):

Phill dancing in our living room to "Let It Be" and "Hey Jude" with Savvy holding onto his fingers (this includes bouncing up and down as if jumping rope....incredibly exhausting, but little 2-year-olds do it for five minutes non-stop without breaking a sweat), and the boys rocking out nearby in their respective styles. (Jaxon laying lax on the couch, nodding his head up and down, chill as can be; Reed running around in circles, somersaulting, and bellowing with abject happiness.) We laughed so much tonight that my stomach hurts....Savvy was using a light saber as a microphone stand (she caught some Fergie today with me on TV; Glamorous held her spellbound)

The boys are in their beds, with their headphones in and their mp3 players on. Reed is singing, "NAA-NA-NA-NAAAA....HEEEYY JUUUDE" at the top of his lungs (unaware, of course, of how loud he is being to the rest of us), and Jaxon has his eyes closed, only quietly humming here and there, off in dreamy Hendrixland.

Oh, these babies. I used to wonder what it meant when people said, "My heart swells with joy"....and I am telling you, I get it. I feel like my heart is so full, at times like these when we are all laughing and smiling and connected and dancing and free, I wonder that my heart doesn't simply beat its way out of its cage of ribs.

10 comments:

leslie the licorice stick lady said...

What a beautiful picture you painted in my head. Families do bring such joy.

Kelly said...

Life goes by so fast, but with times like these, the world stops and goes at your pace. Don't you think?

Andrea said...

What a sweet memory.

Lara said...

You know, I think those "surges of love" (that's what I call them) that come regularly with my children are what keep me sane. And make life beautiful.

Michele said...

Awwwww...

Kristy said...

I love the way you write. It makes me smile! I love this because those really are the best times...just home with the sweetheart and kiddos....love it!

Christine & Brian said...

I love this story, and I totally know what feeling you're talking about. I think that's what helps get through the crazy times. :)

Shayanne Snodgress said...

I love those times. I even get to experience the daddy daughter dancing thing. It's so fun to see that. Maybe when I get myself some boys, I can have it all. Those are the moments you never want to forget. I love it!

carajean said...

I am starting to feel it too...the joy I mean. Did you know it was going to take a few years into it for you to wholly feel it? I didn't. I guess I thought I was supposed to feel it right away. Either way, it is a great thing to feel.

Qait said...

:) I love your family!

I don't have much to say, which could make this a lame comment, but you know, if I were with you, I'd be swelling, too, and laughing with you and everything. I love you! :D