It is the sound of the alarm clock on the nature setting going off two hours before I have to get up. It is the same sound I hear soon after there are little feet running down the hallway to Nana and Papa's bedroom. A little Simon spent some time with us this weekend and as I was cleaning yesterday I apparently bumped the alarm to the "on" position and it came on playing Simon's favorite tune on the alarm clock. At least it was the gentler of the two he usually picks. When he pushes the other button the cd player will crank out some worship music and he and I will dance to "I'm Trading My Sorrows" or "Yes Lord, Yes Lord, yes, yes, Lord - Amen".
We never seem to get past the first two songs, because by then his attentions have turned to something else in the house and off we go. Or maybe it's because at 19 months he really doesn't have a lot of sorrows to trade and so he can quickly move right along.
I've been working on rearranging my time lately so that it better reflects my priorities.
After all, it will be all too soon until shoes like this fit his feet.
And who knows what paths he will take in life.
I just want to make sure I don't miss a moment of it. Thank you Jesus for the gift of this little boy - yes, yes Lord- Amen.