Friday, January 16, 2009
I walked into my bathroom tonight and found the puppies lined up in their "house". I smiled and seriously felt all happy inside as I thought about my girls and how they play and leave their mark wherever they go (all throughout my house!). I could have picked them up, but I decided to leave them right there so that when the girls wake up in the morning and go to check on their puppies, they will find them safe and sound where they put them to bed. I thought about something that my mom said the other day. My whole family was at my parent's house for Christmas. After we had all gone and the house was quiet, my mom and dad were cleaning up the kitchen. My mom reached down to pick up something off the floor and saw a perfectly formed, sticky little footprint on the floor. She and my dad decided not to clean it up, but to leave it for a few days to remind them of the sweet kids that filled their house a few days before. I thought about the puppies and how much I appreciate moments like that when I am so incredibly grateful for my children and their presence in my home. A line of puppies to make me thank Heavenly Father that I have three healthy children that are mine, and to send me into their room to give them an extra kiss and squeeze before I came downstairs.