Monday Memories: The Little Things

Monday, November 12, 2012

Oh the little things… 

They keep me going. 

Those little things that breathe just enough normalcy into our world and give me an that desperatly needed extra nudge forward. 

I found my recent little things moment in our weekend morning laziness.

Ours is somewhat normal, with a dose of not normal.      

Alli gets her first dose of Viagra each morning around 7am (that’s, ahem, not normal).  John normally only takes off on Sunday so that’s always an extra special day.  This past Sunday I got up, gave Alli her meds, and came back to bed.  When I got back in bed, I snuggled up with my big girls who had snuck in our bed in the wee hours of the morning.  I love, love, love these mornings.  Mornings where there is no need to rush off anywhere and mornings where we can just be. 

During RSV season John and I have to divide and conquer.  Each Sunday, one of us goes to church alone while the other stays at home with the girls.  Churches are some of the best places to catch Jesus AND germs.  So, the big girls even stay home.  It makes me sad to keep them out, but I have to keep my eye on the prize and right now, that’s a healthy Alli.  This Sunday was my weekend for church so I was allowed about an hour snuggle time before I had to get up and begin getting ready.  Anna Claire and Ava woke up around 8:00 and the day was started. 

Around 8:30 Alli started to stir.  I went to her nursery and was joyously greeted by the 

Hands down.

I picked her up, changed her diaper, and took her into our room while I got ready.  I normally would sit her in the floor to play while I got ready, but something was different about this morning.  I placed her in bed with John and the girls. I fully expected her to attempt an escape within seconds, but she went on to snuggle in next to her sleeping Daddy and cartoon watching sisters. 

Normalcy in the little things.  It’s no secret we still worry.  We worry about every little sniffle.  We worry about every single milestone yet to meet.  Never does a day pass where we don’t think of something.  Where we aren’t reminded of something. 

But Sunday brought me a moment we haven’t had as a family since we brought Alli home nearly 15 months ago.  Never before have we had a moment like this with Alli.  A moment of normalcy where our family is just curled up in the bed on a Sunday morning.  A moment I know I took for granted for so long when the big girls were babies.  A moment I’ll never take for granted again. 

With our days filled with kindergarten, clinics, therapy appointments, playing and working to reach milestones, medications and breathing treatments every 4 hours, our businesses, church, dance, work, blogging…the list goes on and on and on so much that we easily forget…

We forget the little things. 

The little things that are really so, so BIG. 

I’m looking forward to more of them. 



  1. I love this. Oh the wisdom you have gained because of beautiful Alli!


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