I am truly enjoying my time with the kids this Summer. They are growing and don't play with toys that much anymore. So, we watch movies and read books. We talk, we go out to lunch, we do a little shopping. We spend hours together.
This week Phillip is in basketball camp all day, so Maya had I have spent some time together... just the two of us. At Panda Express today, she just looked at me during lunch and said "I love you, mommy".
Phillip had his turn last week while Maya was at playdate. He also chose Panda Express. We talked about Politics, wars and, of course, sports.
I am so privileged to be able to spend most of my days with these two children. I don't take it for granted.
To finish, just a silly moment I don't want to forget:
We were reading this amazing book before bedtime (yes, Phillip still allows that and I love it!) and were completely absorbed by it. I read this beautiful psalm:
"O praise the Lord.
How good it is to sing psalms to our God!
How pleasant to praise him!
The Lord is rebuilding Jerusalem;
he gathers in the scattered sons of Israel.
It is he who heals the broken in spirit
and binds up their wounds,
he who numbers the stars one by one..."
Phillip, who cannot keep his hands quiet, had the remote control for the light/fan above us. When I finished the last verse, he turned on the light by accident. I looked astonished at the light, as Phillip said "I'm sorry". We bursted out laughing when I told them that for a moment I thought I was looking at the stars with the characters in the book and God was making them bright for us.
I really did get transported into the book for a couple of seconds. And happy about how much the kids laughed afterwards.
Silly children. I love being their mom.