Thursday, July 29, 2010

In These Small Hours

I had the most amazing afternoon. It began with snuggling Dakin on the couch after his nap. Then I mentioned making tortillas, and he decided he wanted to get in his chair to help (or so I thought. Turns out he just wanted to eat them). We put his new favorite book (How to Potty Train Your Monster) on his tray and he had a ball...all afternoon...turning pages and having me read them. I must have read that thing 15 times total today. He just loves it. One of the pages just cracks him up--there's a monster named Cranky on it, and Dakin waits with a giant grin on his face for me to ask him what Cranky says ("rroooaaarrr!"). Dakin will reply with a 'raaaar!' It's really cute.
That's how we spent the afternoon. Snuggling, tortilla making, putting laundry away and doing dishes, sprinkled with huge smiles and potty training monsters. It was amazing.
The whole afternoon made me think of another of 'our' songs--"Little Wonders", by (of course) Rob Thomas. It's about the little things making up a life. Memories and experiences that, no matter what happens, will never cease to exist. That was this afternoon.

Let it go, let it roll right off your shoulders

Don't you know the hardest part is over?

Let it in, let your clarity define you

In the end we will only just remember how it feels

Our lives are made in these small hours

These little wonders, these twists and turns of fate

Time falls away but these small hours

These small hours still remain

Let it slide, let your troubles fall behind you

Let it shine until you feel it all around you

And I don't mind if it's me you need to turn to

We'll get by,

it's the heart that really matters in the end

Our lives are made in these small hours

These little wonders, these twists and turns of fate

Time falls away but these small hours

These small hours still remain

All of my regret will wash away somehow

But I cannot forget the way I feel right now

In these small hours

These little wonders, these twists and turns of fate

Yeah, these twists and turns of fate!

Time falls away, yeah but these small hours

And these small hours still remain.

11 comments:

Skye is the Limit! said...

that smile is so cute!

Junior said...

such a perfect day, love Dakins big smiles.

Heather said...

That song,means everything to me.thus the title of Zoey's blog.To this day,As I listen to the lyrics,I can barely get past "Don't you know the hardest part is over."...I am immediately taken back to my daily drives to the NICU and Zoey's early fight for life.

Your little wonder,is just that,a wonder and a miracle and seeing the beauty in these moments,all of them,is half the battle.

Much love from California.

April said...

What a magical day to be together doing what you love most-

Kristy said...

I love those perfect days. I'm glad you all ot to enjoy it together.

Bugg's mama said...

That boy is just awesome!

Love, Bree

Victoria Strong said...

Love this little boy! I am so, so glad you had such a special day. Sometimes those simple moments are just simply the best!

Stitch 'N Love said...

I am so glad that I found this post! D is adorable and this really spoke to me, Thank you!!!!!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Love that song! The pictures are all adorable. :)

THE SPECTRUM SPECTACLE said...

He's getting so big!! Love the look of your blog! How are you doing? How's your summer been? Ours is crazy busy but good. :)

Azure said...

Okay, that made me cry... Probably didn't help that I was listening to that song while I read your entry!

Good tears, though. Proud ones. And hopeful ones. :) Dakin is such a little heartbreaker!