You know those mornings where the kids sleep in till 9, you made home-made cinnamon rolls the night before and your husband woke up early to pull them out of the fridge so they could rise and be ready for the oven right when you wake up. Where you kids wake-up refreshed with smiles on their faces, get themselves breakfast and want to spend the better part of the morning in your lap in jammies reading books? K' I don't either, but even IF I had experienced that kind of a morning it wouldn't have anything on a morning, much less a weekend, with company.
This weekend we had visitors!! The perfect visitors, the kind who from the time they walk in the door till the sad time that they have to leave there is never silence just constant conversation and the chatter and playing of their kids with yours. I LOVE having company and entertaining and when its friends you have been missing since you moved it just doesn't get any better. Of course you know that the weekend is going to be filled with late nights, early mornings, and jam-packed days, but even 2 hours of sleep is enough to reeve you up for the next day. The energy company brings when you initially stumble out of bed to retrieve a jammied little and run into another jammied little and a stumbling mom. The way you instantly smile at each other and pick right back up where you left off the night before. The way you feel invincible to the need of sleep and think *I can sleep later, nap after they leave, because this moment, this conversation, this is worth it..SOOO worth it. And after a tearful goodbye you are so energized from all the heart-filling conversations that you don't even nap, your high on life and high on company. Of course like all good things this too will pass and by 6pm that evening you will be begging the clocks to say 8pm because now company is gone and the high feeling is wearing off and the reality of 6 hours of sleep in 2 nights is setting in. Even then its all worth it...so very worth it.