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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sweet Moments

So I was reading the blog of just a wonderful woman who has 4 kids and a busy life! She just posted the most beautiful picture of her son and his dad napping together on the couch, but.... the little boy is peeking! This reminded me of some sweet moments as a child. I'm just going to divulge one for you here, but it just reminded me of some of those really great times with my parents.



So when we were very little, my sister (L) and I shared a room. She was my confidant and my best-friend! This however did not mean we never fought. There are so many hilarious moments that I could share with you (some my parents found out about once we were in our 20's haha), but this moment is a combo of L and my parents. So we got to take turns being rocked good night by our Mom. She would let us lay in her lap in the rocking chair, feet up on one side, head on her arm on the other side, and she would sing Edelweiss to us (Sound of Music is one of Mom's favorite all time movies).

I always thought L was so lucky because she would fall asleep while being rocked. Mom and Dad thought it was so sweet that they would carry her to bed and tuck her in. I thought it was sweet too! No matter how hard I tried I could not make myself go to sleep in that rocking chair, but I desperately wanted to be carried to bed and tucked in. So, I would pretend to be asleep, trying hard not to squeeze my eyes too tightly shut and give myself away. I loved being rocked and soon discovered I loved being carried to bed and tucked in. Sweet sweet time.

L was not convinced, however, and would promptly turn over and say "faker!" She knew me. She knew I was only faking because I wanted to be carried and tucked in. But I was not about to give up those moments in the rocking chair and the thought of being carried to bed. I would not open my eyes nor acknowledge my sister because I was determined to be asleep and cherish my moment. (In hindsight, she probably should have encourage me to fake sleep so I wouldn't talk her ear off every night while she tried to sleep which was more the norm)

Despite hardships and trials, isn't it wonderful to have family?

Edelweiss, Edelweiss
Every morning you greet me
Small and white clean and bright
You look happy to meet me
Blossom of snow may you bloom and grow
Bloom and grow forever
Edelweiss,Edelweiss
Bless my homeland forever.

Small and white clean and bright
You look happy to meet me
Blossom of snow may you bloom and grow
Bloom and grow forever
Edelweiss,Edelweiss
Bless my homeland forever

1 comment:

  1. I don't remember that AT ALL! I remember you being rocked way after I wasn't but that's it. Maybe the rocking got blocked out when I blocked out all that Barney swaying... hahaha
    Would you please post or send me the pics of the cake we made?

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