Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Do you think it means she loves me…

when this…

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acquires the name “Trytle” (Krystal) or “Mama”??


I’m not quite sure.

But I figured seeing the care she gave and the tenderness she loved on her with, I decided…I’ll take it!

Trytle got a try of all of Ah-Ah’s (her self-pronounced name) snacks…


She and her friends had some quality rocking and lullaby time in the bassinet…

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And then there was a minor catastrophe when the bassinet “bhoke”…


Mama’s response…“I don’t know honey, it could be that you’re rocking them at 90 degree angles.”


“Or that you stuffed 52 of them in there at once”…


We righted it back up, and then moved right along.

Trytle even got her diaper changed…

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“Honey, we usually don’t put dirty diapers on babies faces. Is that what mama does to you??”

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Well, as long as you love me up afterwards, I guess it really doesn’t matter…

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Or just sling me over your shoulder caveman style, that works too.


As long as I get tucked in with some hugs and kisses and put to bed at night with my 52 friends in my bassinet, all is well in this house.


My cup runneth over with love and admiration from my wee one.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Thanking God today!!

for the gift of my mama and for the gift of being able to be a mama.
Got to wake up at my mama's house this weekend, after spending the weekend there on "retreat" since the hubbs was off at his little sis' graduation in Idaho. Spent a few days refreshing, reflecting and restoring and also had a chance to realize just how loved I am by my mama through all the kazillion ways she shows it. There is nothing she wouldn't sacrifice for her chicks, whether in the nest or out. I can only pray that my little bug will someday know the depth of her mama's love for her too. It's a good place to find rest and peace.
The best gift I could have received today was opened up when I peered over at the Bug's monitor this morning and watched my girl counting 1...2...3...4 as she passed her pacifiers from one pile to the next with her Mimi. It was one of those "aha" moments for all 3 of us that there is fruit being stored up, grown and born in this lil babe o' mine. All the laboring is worth it...beginning from the Mimi down!!! She's always ready to pass down a legacy of love and a love for learning and we are so blessed to have her training us up in the way we should go...lil Bug and I both! Thanks Mimi for loving us both so deeply and dearly. You are truly are, in every detail of the word, a BLESSED mother...
"Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her: "Many daughters have done well, But you excel them all." Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands, And let her own works praise her in the gates."
-Proverbs 31:28-31

Praying you all are enjoying some of the fruits of all your labors today, the literal labors and the dailies too!!