I experienced a time of true contentment this evening.
No, I did not have a moment all to myself. Nor did I have a piece of really good chocolate. I wasn't even out on a date with my husband.
I was standing at the stove in my kitchen preparing tomorrow morning's breakfast. My little ones had just been bathed and dressed by their older sister, one son was playing with the dog, Eric was playing a game with one daughter while 2 more children were playing another game - without fighting.
It was almost like being a part of an idealistic family. It was a time when I believe the Lord was truly pleased with the 9 of us. I just wish it happened more often.
Taking care of my family. Enjoying one another. No arguing...for a few minutes.