Friday, June 20, 2008

Thanks for all the Graveyard Shifts

Okay so recently I have been so tender hearted. I am not sure why. I think that it has something to do with our sweet new little person in our home. It has made me think about a lot of things. I find myself listening to the radio on the way to clean Chad's office at night and balling over some country song. Yes, I am a complete sap. Back to my whole reason for this posting. With our new little one I have found myself up at all hours of the night. She hasn't gotten onto our night is for sleeping and day is the time to be alert schedule. Last night she was alert from around 12 to 3:30. Chad had gone to bed and Tennis was out cold so it was just me and my girl up in the family room. I had one of our many Disney movies in to distract me and keep me awake. As she finally dosed off I went to lay her down in the bassinet and of course the second she left my arms she was wide awake again. So I picked her up again and we ended up dosing off together in our bed. I love having her so near and dependant but it is hard with Tennis because he has needs too. So this morning as I was preparing Tennis's breakfast and probably looking like a zombie wandering around the house my mom came to mind. Not just my mom, many others but mainly mine. I can imagine all the sleepless nights she spent up with me and all my siblings. Whether if it was from some sickness, waiting up for me some Saturday night, or just with worry I'm sure there have been countless nights. My sleepless nights have just begun but hers have been going for decades. I can't express how grateful I am for mothers that sit up with their children and instill that love and trust in them that they take with them the rest of their lives. Being a mom is a lot of work but it is a joy greater than anything imaginable. I hope and pray that I can be as good of a mother to my children and be there for them like my mom and many others have been for me. Next time you are driving home late or if you see a neighbors light on in the wee hours of the morning and know that they have little children I hope you think of your mom like I do now. Love you mom.

2 comments:

jennifer said...

Bambi so cute. i totally agree i absolutly love being a mom and cant imagine it any other way. even though there are alot of sleepless nights and i am sure many more to come. love ya

Brian & Amelia said...

What a great tribute! It's so true. How interesting that in order to experience the sweetest sweet, we also have to experience the hardest and most trying. You are a great mother. Here's to all the years to come!

 

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