Beautiful heartache

Sometimes, I have to stop and pinch myself. This life, it’s pretty amazing.

Tonight, I finished vacuuming and put away laundry after working all day; mundane stuff. That’s when I heard it…the sound of hearty laughter coming from my room.

I snuck down the hall to peek in the doorway and found that all three kids (15 yrs, 12, and almost 5) were involved in a very intense wrestling match/tickle war/airplane ride on my bed.

I stood and watched for a while. Listened to their laughter, watched their smiles and red faces as they pummeled each other and tossed themselves down on the plush white comforter.

This image…this is what happiness looks like.

I ignored the urge to go grab my phone for its camera. Instead, I just stood there, soaked it all it and said a prayer of gratitude for each one of them.

My heart aches it’s so full of love for these people.

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One thought on “Beautiful heartache

  1. You are so right!!! I love when I find my kids doing the same thing and we often don’t ear it enough as our lives are busy going from this game to that game or function to function. Awful nice to stop to watch the smiles and see their love for each other. Made my heart warm hearing your story and even got me teared up a little. These are the days we will want back! Thanks for sharing it!

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