Monday, November 19, 2007

Whew...

Like I said, I'm trying to be more mature about the whole thing... you know, the lack of "me" time, the constant holding/rocking of an infant who just wants Mommy 24 hours a day, but whew... it's hard on the back, the arms, and the mental stamina...

Not to mention the fact that it makes blogging rather difficult as well!

And, I admit that I'm feeling a bit frustrated by the fact that this is the year I really wanted to focus on handmade gifts for my family, and it's looking less and less like I will be able to do the things I have in mind to do.

So, as I was walking around with Grace in a sling this evening, trying to focus on the positives, I looked down into her sweet little face and saw that she was just desperately wanting to snuggle with me and go to sleep. I mindlessly started humming a tune to rock her to sleep, and then choked up when I realized *WHAT* I was singing:



What better reminder for me as I was starting to feel sorry for myself?

This time is so, so brief. Lord, help me to continue to enjoy every minute of it!

5 comments:

Amy said...

I am totally bawling now! Good thing the girls are not in the room, they would be laughing at me. ;-) I got a picture book out of Sunrise, Sunset a few months ago, and I *could not* read it. Three pages in and I was crying so hard I could barely speak. Hormones. LOL! Thank you so much for this post, since I'm right there with you.

Elizabeth said...

Okay, then. A good cry isn't always a bad way to start the day, is it?
Thanks;-)

Entropy said...

Really beautiful. Thanks for the reminder!

Amy Caroline said...

I had to stop!! I was on the verge of tears and everyone had Shrek the III on in the background, lol.

Stevie said...

I'm going to have to mark this post and re-read it in a few weeks when I'm feeling the way you are now!! Thanks so much for the reminder that we need to cherish them so much - no matter how tired we are!