Hi all... Please don't even look at the time since I'm on here very late on a Saturday night!
Actually I'm used to this being a night when dh hangs out with a friend, and I'm here by myself w/dd. We've had a pretty nice day though - really a good week, overall.
Hugs to Jacq and Curly! Sorry about the difficult day. Just as a laugh, I was skimming kind of fast & I thought Jacq that you wrote you "had a bad hair day." :LOL
I think this story will make a good segue into the "Jack and the Beanstalk" chapter...
Tonight at bedtime Sophie was doing those nursing acrobatics all across my body & back, and driving me nuts.... I was about to grab her whole body and pin her down, when the line jumped into my head: "What about this moment can I be glad about or grateful for?" I actually imagined onw of you in the room with me asking that. And I had just heard a friend's story tonight about a 2 year old boy drowning... And I was struck with this strong love for my dd's whole body, her legs and arms as they flailed around. I remembered when I was pregnant and wondered what her skin would feel like. I recalled a little of that awe the first time her body was draped onto my chest and I couldn't believe she was actually breathing.
I shut my eyes and stopped thinking about how I had been hoping she would drop off to sleep so I could go watch Trading Spaces (
Oh ugh I can't believe I just admited that. Haven't given up TV around here yet, sigh).... I had that glimpse of a feeling that there wasn't anywhere I would rather be in that moment. Very EB, lol.
Of course, within seconds it seemed like...
... she was asleep. Of course. Geez. Will I ever learn this simple thing?
grateful for you all, too,