The little two and I worked in the garden today before Kaleeya had to go to school. We planted all sorts of fruits and vegetables. We got laughing at Tytus because he was so excited he would jump up and down and almost fall over every time we started a new bag of seeds.
The little things. Sometimes I forget how simple life can be.
For the first time, I have been able to see what it is like to have just one child at home. It is so weird when we take Kaleeya to school and it is just Tytus and me. Sometimes it kind of makes me sad I haven't been able to have that with each one of my kids. The twins never got to have me to themselves, and Teage and Jordyn and Kaleeya for real are never one on one.
I was thinking about this today as I laid Ty down for his nap. As I was leaving he said, "Mom, I love you . . . but I miss the kids. Maybe you shouldn't go on a date anymore so we can all just be together all the time."
I forget sometimes that kids love the consistency and love of just being together. He loves me, but without his brothers and sisters he does not feel complete. I love my little guy and his excitement for life, his ability to see joy in his large family, and the tender excitement of planting a seed and watching it grow.
These kids teach me more than I ever knew possible. I love being a mom and watching each of them, that started out as tiny little seeds, grow into amazing people with great big missions. I look forward to seeing them in each phase of their lives and each step in their journey.
Grateful that Heavenly Father made me a mom. It is the greatest blessing of my life.