Here's a cute photo from this morning...and then a behind-the-scenes video, also from this morning! Jacob is a regular copycat of Micah most of the time. In fact, this past weekend, he learned how to climb up on the sofa and "jump" off onto a cushion (more like "step" off in his case) by watching big brother. I can't say I'm entirely happy about that development. But I guess I can't stop him from wanting to do those things forever!
Dan and I are celebrating our 11th wedding anniversary this weekend! I am taking Friday off and we are going to do something fun, TBD, while the boys are in daycare. It doesn't seem like it's been that long, and at times it's been kinda crazy with moving all over the country, etc., but I wouldn't want to share that craziness with anyone else. In honor of that special occasion, I will print one of my favorite love poems. In my mind, it's about appreciating every moment, even mundane moments, and how love can change your perspective. (Thank you http://inwardboundpoetry.blogspot.com for the link)
AFTER PARADISE - Czeslaw Milosz
On the roofs of the city. How perfect
All things are. Now, for the two of you
Waking up in a royal bed by a garret window.
For a man and a woman. For one plant divided
Into masculine and feminine which longed for each other.
Yes, this is my gift to you. Above ashes
On a bitter, bitter earth. Above the subterranean
Echo of clamorings and vows. So that now at dawn
You must be attentive: the tilt of a head,
A hand with a comb, two faces in a mirror
Are only forever once, even if unremembered,
So that you watch what it is, though it fades away,
And are grateful every moment for your being.
Let that little park with greenish marble busts
In the pearl-gray light, under a summer drizzle,
Remain as it was when you opened the gate.
And the street of tall peeling porticos
Which this love of yours suddenly transformed.