Guess who is back? Back again…OK enough of the Slim Shady references but it has been a long time. When people say it is hard work with a newborn they were not joking – our biggest problem is getting where we need to go and getting there in a timely manner. We have been going what seems like nonstop, and now that I have sat down to do a little writing I hear my little one trying to wake up from a nap – go figure hah!
We are officially 6 months (WOWZAS) in to our adventure with our wee (big) one. Kinda crazy that we have also kept this kid alive for that long. Somehow we have survived. This has been the best, most stressful, loving days I have ever experienced. My favorite is when we get up in the mornings, and he wraps his little arm around me and gives me a hug – heart melting moment. I have learned that there are not nearly enough hours in a day to get everything I want to done. For Valentine’s Day I got a sewing machine…it took me about a month to get together what I wanted to sew for little man, and we are going on 5 months of me not having it fully set up so no go on getting items sewn for said little man.
Between working a part time gig at a local restaurant, trying to keep my house from looking like an F-5 tornado came through, and keeping XL alive and entertained there isn’t a whole lot of time to just be me. I look forward to the showers that I get to take that he is not awake for, don’t get me wrong it is fun having someone babble to me the entire time I shower but I also like the solitude of not having any noise while I take a shower.
Here lately we have been hanging with my best friend’s kids. I am helping her out this summer (or trying to make myself more crazy) and watching her kids a few times a week. He is learning ALL kinds of things from them. I am learning that he doesn’t want to miss out on anything, and doesn’t believe in the art of naps while hanging out with them. In my two weeks of doing this job it has been eye-opening. Little boys are fun, their momma and daddy have done a fine job of raising them (they have a 7 year old and twin 4 year olds), and sometimes there isn’t enough food in this world to satisfy them.
I am also learning a lot from these boys. They are teaching me all about appreciating the small things in life, and being grateful for what we have been given. You see these boys have had great joy taken from them. They found out they were having a baby brother and shortly after the boys found out that sweet baby boy went to go see Jesus. Here and there when I have been around them they have talked about their baby brother and how he is with Jesus now. Last week while at the park I was told by the oldest that XL is like the brother they never had. Cue waterworks. All they want to do is love on him, and help him do everything. It’s the small things.