This morning, searching through my blog for a recipe (Mangia Meatballs!) and trolling in the archives for a makeup review, I randomly stumbled on a post that I published on October 26, 2010 entitled, “Life is Good.” The post was short and sweet:
“It’s 8:23 PM. I’m getting the boys ready for bed… Life is Good.
Disclaimer: They don’t actually sleep together. Ryder would eat Reid. But they do enjoy snuggling in Ryder’s truck-inspired bed, and Ryder enjoys wearing his truck-themed pajamas. I love my boys, I am thankful for my many blessings, and Life is Good.”
Ugh! This simple post and picture made me weepy to the extreme! First, because they DO sleep together now, and have shared the same double bed for over two years. Second, because just this past weekend, my husband and I were shopping for two twin beds. At almost 6 and 8 years old, it’s time to give them their own spaces (although they still want to share a room, which we’re fine with).
And third, because OMG. Reid was only five months old in this picture… Ryder was just a toddler. This morning, Ryder slicked his hair to the side to look “handsome” and Reid ran into the schoolyard without a backward glance. Oof. My heart.
Even though it’s been almost six years, one thing hasn’t changed: I love my boys, I am thankful for my many blessings, and Life is Good.