What a lovely blessing children are! God is so gracious to give us this gift- just for the sheer pleasure of smelling a baby's sweet aroma or watching a child jump around in exuberant excitement over a small thing. It reminds me of this lovely quote I have taped in my journal:
" Here is a little mouth to kiss; here are two more feet to make music with their patterings about my nursery. Here is a soul to train for God, and the body in which it dwells is worth all it will cost, since it is abode of a kingly tenant. I may see less of friends, but I have gained one dearer than them all. Yes, my precious baby, you are welcome to your mother's heart, welcome to her time, her strength, her health, to her most tender cares, to her life-long prayers! Oh how rich I am, how truly, how marvelously blest!" Elizabeth Prentiss- Stepping Heavenward
And now I am off to kiss my sweet little boys and cover our kitchen in chocolate.