Sometimes bed time at our house goes a little like this:
“Mom, can we stay up late?”
“No, not tonight.”
“Please! We will give you a massage.”
“Well, okay then.”
Then Stella proceeds to set up her “Shop” in my room.
I get the full treatment.
Foot rubs, back rubs, scalp massage.
Sometimes I even get my hair and makeup done.
Stella is marvelous at massage, and combing my hair.
Isaac and Jex always get a little distracted, but Stella just keeps on going.
During my massage on one particular night, the boys had gotten a little distracted. Jonathan decided to let them have a snack. Stella decided to join them, but promised to come back.
I laid there in the silence of my room. Thinking to myself, “I am so glad I let them stay up.”
I was enjoying myself so much.
I particularly enjoyed the moment when Isaac was rubbing my legs with lotion. Stella was massaging my feet, and Jex was reading to me from The BFG.
It was one of those surreal moments.
The serenity kept on going.
After the boys went on their way, Stella wanted to make it even better. She dimmed the lights, and turned on my favorite CD; Mindy Gledhill.
Once she left to go have her snack I was left contemplating how great my kids are. How wonderful my life is. How much I love my bedroom. How much I love my Mindy CD. How blessed I am.
How long has it been since you had a quite moment to take it all in?
This was my serene view:
Can you picture it?
Can you hear my singing along to Mindy? Here is a my favorite Mindy song. Her words helped make me the person I am. I reflected on that too.
After much thought and reflection, I felt a small hand begin rubbing my back again.
I had drifted off to sleep. Stella came back as promised.
Then the two of us drifted off to sleep together.