27 February 2012

This Moment

Dirty dishes are overflowing in the sink. Leaves tracked in from the outside are strewn across the living room carpet and the kitchen floor. My coffee table is completely cluttered. I'd like to say I don't care about these things, but I do. To tell you the truth, they are driving me nuts.

But I'm making a choice to let those things sit for a bit, to let the people who are here to do those things for me, do those things. Right now, I've got to cuddle a baby girl. 

I'm the only mama she's got. She's the only baby Austen I have, and this moment won't last forever.


The cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow
But children grow up as I've learned to my sorrow.
So quiet down cobwebs, dust go to sleep
I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep.

from "Babies Don't Keep" by Ruth Hulburt Hamilton