Yesterday at Costco, we were killing time in the store while our tires were replaced. The kids were playing in a demonstration play house right in the middle of the store.
He was passing by, stopping to look at the laughing children and placed his hand on my elbow, leaned in close to say, "You have your hands full."
"Better than empty," I replied with a smile.
What happened next surprised us both I think as his eyes began to water and his voice got tight. "I envy you with all my heart." he said, and then I had to look away and back at my kids with a new weight of gratitude welling up in my eyes and he moved on to make his purchases.
Just look at them. I get to be with them, all the time. I am truly blessed.
|The place we hiked with dad.|
|visiting historical sites|
|did you know the spine of a pineapple form a perfect spiral?|
|My youngest BIL on his birthday|
|My mother's day gift that the Girl made and Aaron procured real pearls for.|
|What we do to house guests.|
|"No, I don't want to go inside."|