Saturday, March 14, 2009

From the Mouth of a Stranger

I took the boys to run some errands yesterday, and they both had to use the "facilities."  Cody took Caden into the big boys room and I waited outside the door to make sure they were both okay.  When it was time to wash hands, I took Caden into the ladies room and then came out and waited for Cody to finish up.  Hand in hand, we walked back out and I heard a male voice behind me say, "UGH, I don't miss THOSE days at all, and I'll bet you won't either." And then, as we stopped to turn around, his eyes scanned our trio and he shook his my job must be the hardest one on earth.

(I'll admit, it is the hardest job on earth, but it's one that I wouldn't trade for anything in this world. I love my job.)

And with all the kindness I could muster up (and with the help of God, of course), I looked down at those two precious faces, hands clenched in mine, and smiled.  

"Yes I will miss these days.  I'm sure of it."


Kari Lynn said...

Yes. I miss them.

Barbie @ Mamaology said...

Amen Sister...these days are hard, but so very wonderful all at the same time!

Those boys of yours are so cute I just want to squeeze them!

Kari said...

What a cute photo of the boys-they're so sweet! I'm sure we will miss these days. Right? ;-)

Jody said...

I know we will miss these days. I already miss the days when mine were itty bitty. Now, there are moments when I wonder how I will survive, but the majority of the time I never want it to end.

Just T said...

Good on you for replying back to him. I don't know how anyone could say that. The good, the bad & the ugly, I will miss it all, and I do!
ps gorgeous photo of Cody & Caden.

Tonya said...

I know I will miss them but I kind of look forward to them at the same time...I'm torn!