Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Motherhood - Chapter 4 - The Power of a Simple "Thanks Mom"

My sweet Sabrina! How lucky I am to have this girl in my life.

Last night we were kneeling down to say family prayer. It was late. Okay it was only 8:30 ish but these days that feels late. Jon had been out of town for the day. Luckily it had been a low key day so I was doing pretty well. But like every night, I had reached that point in the day where my belly just hurt. 

As I kneeled down, I grunted in pain. My pelvis is separating too much again and it can be rather painful. We got the kids settled and said prayers. Then after our prayer was over I told Sabrina and Annie to go brush their teeth. As Sabrina walked past me to get to the bathroom she bent over and gave me a hug and a kiss. Then she said, "Thanks for carrying baby Snickerdoodle for all of us, Mom." 

You know, this whole pregnancy I have been feeling so bad that I am such a gimp and can't be the mother I want to be for my older children. I hate that part of being pregnant. It is hard to be physically limited by sickness and then all that comes with the big belly. In that one simple statement of gratitude my sweet daughter made me feel so much better. I just love her. And I am so grateful that she sees the bigger picture and appreciates me. Moments like this are the real "payment" in Motherhood.

11 comments:

jacs said...

Love this. It's exactly how I've been feeling lately. We are expecting our third in the next couple weeks (or less...yipes!) and I've been struggling with the frustrations that come from not being able to do the fun things with our girls that I'm used to being able to do. Then they say or do something and I realize it's just me that is having a problem and they, at just 3 and 5, seem to understand the situation better than I. Such blessings.

a.k.a. Jack said...

That is the sweetest thing ever and made me cry, as I can SO relate to what you're saying, being almost 31 weeks myself. Thanks for sharing!

Sue said...

Oh dear...I remember that awful feeling of having the pelvis separate like that. It got worse with every baby!

What a thoughtful daughter you have.

=)

Anonymous said...

Sabrina is a very sweet, darling girl. I really enjoy all of your girls. They had so much fun on Saturday ~ they discovered we had the "ABBA" CD ~ they all danced and put on little shows for at least an hour. SO FUN!!!! Hang in there girl ~ you'll have your new little one in your arms before you know it. :)

Nikki K.

Diana said...

You are so right about that. She obviously does see the big picture of the blessings of your family. Wonderful post. I hope you are feeling better soon.

Anonymous said...

She is a very special girl.

Love,

Jane

Tristina said...

Thanks for this reminder. I needed this today. I am 26 weeks pregnant and have a great deal of issues with my sciatic nerve. I am not at all the mom to my 2 1/2 year old that I want to be! It can be so hard.

Emily in Wonderland said...

Sometimes God speaks to us through others! From the mouths of babes...! :)

That is very, very sweet and very refreshing and lovely.

Tournesol said...

That is very sweet. You are lucky to have a girl like that.

Cardalls said...

Very sweet! I always had to remind myself that it was a short time that I was unable to do everything for my other children, they won't remember that, but they will remember that sweet baby and the incredibly sweet spirit that can only come into your home when there is a new spirit there!

Anonymous said...

That is so sweet. Sabrina sure is aware of those around her - that is very mature for someone her age. You have such a cute, sweet, special family. I have so enjoyed getting to know you and your darling family through your blog. Thank you for sharing your life with us. :) Erin G.