I'm here and I actually have made something to share with you but I haven't taken photos yet.
My mother had surgery last week and, even thought it was fairly minor, it has really set us back. I had to take a few days off work to care for Noodlebug. He and I went to the Schulz Museum yesterday morning and had some fun doing crafts together.
They handed out a poem to glue onto the back of one of the crafts and I was surprised to find myself suddenly crying after reading it. I'll share the poem later.
I have been feeling really emotional lately. Maybe it's because Noodle is growing up so fast and the window for having another child is closing. I don't know. I am so blessed to have had the privilege of being a mom. And I find myself treasuring little opportunities with my son more and more. I read that extra book at bedtime. I take advantage of any snuggle time presented. I try to actively listen to his stories and not get distracted. I take time after work to do things with him instead of sort the mail or get caught up in household stuff. I let him play in the bath a little longer and don't rush him into bed. Because you never know how many more of those opportunities you will have.