Friday, May 20, 2011

refuge.

It seems we cannot have enough of one another, Duke and I. Could be that he's studying for an upcoming sectioned CPA exam. He's passed two sections, with two ahead, and he's admittedly anxious, seeking refuge and comfort in my arms.

I'm not complaining. Though we get little time together, it's nice time, close time. Last night we stayed up far too late sharing our current perspectives on any topic that popped up: our children, the new baby, our families, our responsibilities, our goals and relationship. We reluctantly fell asleep with more words for one another on our lips.

We just as reluctantly awoke for the day this morning, choosing to lay together an extra-long time. I think Heavenly Father knew we needed a little push to get going today so he sent Iggy our way, to squeeze in between us in bed and promptly throw up all over our pillows and blankets. Poor darling, he's been sick for a couple of days now, sleeping most of the time.

While Duke studies I do mounds of sick-laundry and sanitize what I can around the house. I am looking forward to the refuge we find in our time together, whether it's just the two of us or shared with our dear sons.

Life is really good.

6 comments:

The Strasser Family said...

do you guys know what you are having yet?

Megan Marie said...

we are not going to find out this time. :)

Natalie said...

You are more patient than I am. I always thought I'd wait and find out in the delivery room with at least one of my kids. Looks like it's never going to happen.

I know what you mean with quality husband time when time is limited. I think the Lord knows how to compensate us, because what little time we have together anymore seems to be top-notch.

So, there's an amazing house for sale just around the corner from us, and it's an unbelievable price. . . If you move this way, the Bishop says you can pick your callings:)

Joseph said...

I look forward to the time when Joe and I are done with school so we can even have the time to talk. We are both so busy and drained by the end of the day, conversations are minimal. It sounds so wonderful to be able to have those moments when deadlines and papers are not weighing so heavily on both of our minds. You guys are great.

Bridget said...

If it does end up being a girl, I got a really great recommendation at a baby shower the other day - limit her wardrobe to 14 (14?!!) outfits in each size, lest your closets explode and your wallets implode. I don't have any girls yet, but as the mother of a toddler who chooses one of the same two shirts to wear every day, it seemed to be sound advice.

Best wishes as you continue to seek and find all that you desire (or all that God desires for you) in life.

Our Little Bubble said...

Such an adorable blog and beautiful pictures! I was drawn to it looking at your 3 little boys. We also have 3 little lovely boys and just recently found out #4 is on the way. We have not announced it yet, and we are still deciding if we'd like to wait this time to find out the gender? We get so few surprises of this magnitude in this life, it would be such a memorable one to wait. Time will tell I suppose :) I have always been a planner so my husband thinks I will cave before the baby arrives.