Tuesday, August 19, 2008

It is Quiet

My house is quiet. The animals are asleep and Josh is outside playing with his remote control boat and his trucks (more on that later).

As I fold clothes and pick up the house (much needed, I'll tell you!!), I realize the house is silent. I think about what it will be like in 52 days + 12. Fifty-two days until I get on a plane and twelve days until I return.

I wonder how our lives will change? Of course, I'm not crazy enough to not think things will be upside down and backwards for a while, but over the past few days as I do things I stop and think, "When Ellie is here, how will this work?" Simple things like running into the store in the mornings to get a cup of coffee will become a bit more challenging. I suppose coffee will be made at home (as it should be now). Things like waiting in the car rider line -- what if she screams the entire time? Things like grocery shopping with a baby who has a dirty diaper.

So... as my time draws closer, I'm trying to enjoy the things that won't be the same again. I plan to go see a movie with my friend; read a book; make hair bows; paint her closet; clean out a closet or two; paint my toenails; maybe, even scrapbook or make a few Christmas presents (yeah, right -- mark that one off). However, I know the time, although it seems slow, will go quickly until there isn't as much "quiet". I can't wait.
Psalm 107:30
Then are they glad because they be quiet;
so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.
Isaiah 14:7
The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet:
they break forth into singing.
1 Timothy 2:2
For kings, and for all that are in authority;
that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.


Mom to 2 Angels said...

Yes, things will be different, but better! AP and C now both love to go to S'bucks, so you can still have good coffee :) (They like the cake and cookies)

Rachel said...

Ah, to have a quiet day. You will have your "Why did I think this would be a good idea?" days with two (as I'm sure you've had pleanty with one), but never truly wonder. The movie is a great idea though...

janiece said...

Ah yes, the change a child brings. Honestly, it took a year for each one of the children, just for it to feel "normal". Now--it doesn't feel "normal" when they aren't around. But, then again--there truely is no such thing as normal--and it makes life so interesting!

Monica said...

I'm right there with you. I think about this topic often. ENJOY the quiet... and definitely go out for some dinners with your husband and get a manicure & pedicure... go shopping and meet a friend for lunch. This time is going to FLY by and then you're going to be loving every minute of Ellie and the temporary chaos she'll bring to your home.

Lori said...

Hey, I have some students that I am sure their moms and dads would loan to get you in the right frame of mind!! I'll lend you some of my 'activity' if you trade me some of your 'quiet'! Nothing like immersion to work the kinks out!!

Hilary Marquis said...

Things will never be the same...you'll never want them to be :) Flavored coffee creamer makes any at home coffee gourment! You'll figure it all out very quickly, Josh will be a great help. You'll remember how to change a diaper on your lap if you have to ;) Life is going to be so WONDERFUL in 52 days.