My baby

My baby… could she really be turning 8 this year?  Today my mom went for a car drive with me and the girls, in an attempt to get Amelia to fall asleep.  Lucy has a cold and was coughing, so Amelia of course woke up and couldn’t go back to sleep… at 12:30 am. 
It worked, she fell asleep in the back seat, leaning on me.
I couldn’t help thinking of when she was a newborn, just 3 1/2 lbs.  Pretty much the only time we could take her out of the house was to take her to her many doctor’s appointments, but she would stop breathing after about 5-10 minutes in the car.  So we would have to pull over constantly and pick her up, rub her back, wait for her to stabilize again, and then go a little further.    So today, I’m choosing to be eternally, deeply, and truly grateful for my trials.  Because while I may feel like I’m sleepwalking at times, and feel overwhelmed by life, today I held my baby and didn’t have to fear that she would stop breathing.
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  1. The Lowe Girl says:

    Gratitude helps us see the blessings that are waiting to be enjoyed. I'm grateful we're friends.

  2. Anonymous says:

    You are so full of love and kindness and surely you are a tremendous blessing and light to your children and husband, as I know they are to you. Love Arica

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