Psalm 127:3-5

Behold children are a gift of the LORD,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a mighty warrior, so are the children of one's youth.
How blessed are those whose quiver is full of them

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Just some random thoughts

Today I bought all the things I need for my hospital bag. It was surreal doing it again just 13 months after I got my bag ready for Ben to come. I plan to pack it all up in the next few days. Which will again be surreal. My favorite item to pack... the Hershey Kisses wrapped in blue to hand out to our hospital visitors, nurses and doctors. They are cookies and cream flavored and were a huge hit with last time!
I just realized this week that my poor baby boy is cutting FOUR teeth at once and two of them are molars. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I HATE seeing my children suffer and really this has been VERY hard on him. I can't wait for him to be his happy little self again.... HURRY UP TEETH!
I was overcome today with how much I adore these children of ours. I heard Anna singing a beautiful Easter song upstairs today while playing and made a little permanent etch in my memory for that moment. It was such an innocent and sweet song to Jesus from a loving little heart! Then there is Serene who has taken to running up and giving me the biggest neck hugs EVER! She just holds me and says "momma's here, momma's here"... Since the very day she was born if she would get upset, I would hold her and whisper "it's ok, momma's here". Obviously, this stuck with her and is very important to her. I love how she repeats it to herself and to me!
Then Ben of course who has been sick and cutting FOUR teeth this week has been my little constant companion. He won't let me out of his sight. It frustrates me at certain moments but one thing I keep remembering is that soon enough he will be too busy for me to hold him much at all. So with that I hold him closer and take full advantage of this attached to the hip time!
My husband has really been a source of strength to me this week. Always the loving ear listening to my end of pregnancy woes. Always the literal shoulder to lean on when he walks in the door and I collapse in his arms from weary days of late pregnancy and chasing three other little ones around. My best friend and the only person who REALLY "gets me"... I don't know what I did before November 15, 2003 when I met my man in Southlake for the very first time! I LOVE HIM!!

Just some random thoughts!!!

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I love your random thoughts and I couldn't agree more!! What a sweet mother you are to your children and as you are nearing your due date I have been praying for an extra measure of grace for you as you care for four little ones. Yes, the days will be hard at times, but this too shall pass!! I will say that to myself when my days seem frustratng and hectic with the kids...this too shall pass. There is always tomorrow. Yes, we do need to chat soon before Rivers arrives. I will try and call next week. Anytime day or time the best?