Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Thankful

I'm looking out my window at the rain. A rack of sweet potatoes drips and caramelize on the oven floor. The kitchen smells like smoky sugar. Andrew taps his Legos to the beat of the African drummers we heard at the library this morning. The baby's blue eyes twinkle as she attacks a teething ring with slobbery fervor.

Perhaps it's the Halloween candy talking, but I would not trade this life for anything.

14 comments:

Mary Ann said...

Oh, she is so cute!!

Honey said...

You lulled me with the imagery. :) I never knew how sweet a plain sweet potato could be until I baked one for my first baby and the sugars oozed out and carmelized into a sweet treat. I told my family the other day that I am finding joy in this life that others might think mundane. :) Thanks for sharing your happy thoughts. Your Pumpkin is beautiful. :)

Jordana said...

What a sweetie she is! I can't believe how big she has gotten.

~Kayla~ said...

Oh if she gets any cuter......

Grim Reality Girl said...

She is so cute!

Even if it is just the sugar buzz from the candy -- life it good, live it up!

Donna said...

I hear you...life isn't perfect but it is blessed!

Goslyn said...

What a lovely image, although I don't envy you cleaning burnt sweetpotato off your oven floor.

Love the picture of your dear daughter.

thehomespunheart said...

So true and well said, Meredith! Our lives as wife and mom are certainly not easy - but oh, so sweet!

Have a great day!

Lindsey @ Enjoythejourney said...

She's gorgeous---no it isn't the candy at all :) It is a wonderful calling.

Ruthie said...

LMS ~

I absolutely love your blog. It's like a Martha Stewart Living magazine! :)

Anonymous said...

Sweeter than a roasted sweet potato, that one!

debbie

Alison said...

Beautiful writing and beautiful baby!

(And third time I've tried to post this comment!)

Carrie J said...

What a cute little pumpkin, and a lovely image.

Meredith said...

Thank you.

Ruthie, that's the nicest compliment Like Merchant Ships has ever received : )