Saturday, May 17, 2008

Sweet Things and Slacklining

Now first let me just say that I'm not one of those girls that looks at every baby and pines for one of her own...C'mon, I mean first thing's first right?

I don't know why, but this week I just kept thinking about how cool it must be to be a mother. How amazing it must be to have that special bond with your very own child...to see your face in their face must be pretty darn amazing.

It just so happen that last night my girlfriend's husband was out of town and she asked if I would want to come for a sleepover. I said sure. She's a dear friend of mine whom I don't get the chance to see that often since our lives are so different and busy.

Well, she happens to have a one year old boy. Pretty stinkin' cute kid if you ask me. Early in the morning I heard him crying and since my girlfriend had been up about 4 times with him I decided to get him myself.

I scooped him out of his crib. He was all warm and baby smelling and I brought him out to the couch with me to quiet him down. I put him on my chest and patted his back. He would lay there with his head on my chest and then every so often he would pick up his head and look at me. He would pat my face with his little hand and then he would stop and put his head down again. This went on and on. It was so precious. I just felt so thankful, that even though I'm learning contentment with were I am in life, I had the desire to be around a baby and had the sweetest time with this little one.

I don't know...it was just really neat....

oh yeah, and I actually had the chance to try slacklining this afternoon with some friends. All I can say is that it's an awesome alternative to working out AND feeling like a kid! Don't worry Mom. I didn't fall too far ;-)

8 comments:

~**Dawn**~ said...

Babies are so sweet & precious. And they amaze & fascinate me. I would love to be able to have one of my own some day...

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

What a sweet time for you with your dear friend and her little guy. I pray that the Lord will continue to show you His love and in His perfect timing, open the doors for you to be a wife and mommy :) How special for you to be there with your dear friend. And I know well those precious moments when a child pats you on the face or back. Tender moments for sure.

As for your slacklining - that is freakin' scary! You really did that? I thought I was brave when I walked across a fallen tree in the woods with my hubby and boys a few weeks ago. It was huge, narrow, and about 6 feet or so off the ground. I walked across it without something to hold onto (I like East Coast hiking, there's always the side of the mountain or a tree to grab hold of). That slack-lining looks right up my hubby and teengaer's alley...

Colleen said...

Dawn- I'm sure you would make a wonderful mother. After reading your blog and getting to know you for a year...yes, it's offical, you would just be amazing. All in good time my friend, all in good time =)

Colleen said...

Susan- Thanks. Right now, since this is where I'm at, I know that knowing His love for me is the most important thing that I can focus on. It free's me up to be about His business, rather than striving after my own dreams...not that that is always EASY, but it sure is a lighter burden to cary =)

About the slacklining...I was a bit of a brat posting that clip. See, when I slacklined I was a foot in the air in my friend's backyard practicing...but I posted that clip because I'm waiting to see what my mother will do when she sees that! Hee Hee Hee...

Jules~ said...

I am so glad that you enjoyed your special time with your friend's baby. Those are precious memories to cherish. I love those cuddle times.
Slacklining...I had never heard of that before. Oh my goodness you are so brave. We have done some rope course dare type things but never anything like that.

bonnie said...

ah,
I'm glad I read the comments before writing or I would have pinned your ears back!! No, really, what the heck is slacklining, or do I want to ever know? After I saw you scramble up that tree that day I think the less I know the better!Be careful!!

Dan Mega said...

The thought of me with a mini-Mega popped into my mind. Its odd that the thought of a long term relationship scares me more than having a kid.

Colleen said...

Hmmmmm...I'm not scared of either =) At least, not any more!