Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Smelling Coffee

The other day I was having a moment
a sad moment
I just needed to be alone.
I needed a few minutes by myself
to cry in peace.
And I did.

Once I collected myself and started walking down the stairs
the smell of coffee seemed to fill the air.
You need to know something.
I don't drink coffee.
I love the smell but I don't like the taste
so there is never a pot of fresh coffee brewing in my house
except if maybe I am having company (I wasn't)
which is why the smell of coffee was so odd....

And then it all made sense.
As I walked into the kitchen I found this:

I was not thrilled with what they had done
with it happening right on the heels of "my moment"
it just made me so very thankful.

Thankful that I have these little ones
to play with
to hug
to discipline
to clean up after.

As I cleaned up the yummy smelling coffee
I cried
only this time
they were tears of joy.


  1. haha...and here I thought 2 girls close in age equals LESS trouble. I stand corrected :)

  2. Love, Love, Love this post! I have been there so many times :)

  3. Love it. The last pic is especially priceless. I think it's great to chronicle these kind of moments because they are definitely part of the mix. ;-)

  4. Great post! I have found that too when I am lonely, the Lord uses the boys to just lift my soul - or distract me & then remind me I'm not alone! Cute pictures!

  5. aren't they darling, even in mischievousness.

    life happens, even when we are our moments. you handled it well.

    i should write coffee directions on my bag o coffee. i don't make it enough to remember how to make it.

    i like coffee, but i only drink it socially.

    hot tea is my daily beverage.

  6. Well, at least this mess left you with a wonderful smelling kitchen!

  7. oh man, I have two little BOYS who think messes are cool, too. I love that you took photos of this! Sweet babies. They are both so beautiful and those adorable smiles...it is probably pretty hard to stay mad anyway! You are a blessed momma.

    your cookies look delish- what a great friend!

  8. i don't like coffee either.... just the smell.

    i think sometimes these things happens with our kids to remind us to be thankful, appreciate our blessings, and try to remember not to sweat the small stuff {easier said than done}. i am glad that spill and those sweet girls brought you out of your moment. isn't it funny that a few years ago we probably wouldn't have taken a picture of the moment but now that we blog we document it all.

    btw- i am emailing you that recipe this weekend. i have the card by my computer {i am on another computer procrastinating washing my kitchen floor}.


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