Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A Moment . . .

I've been taking Lucy to "Book Babies" at the library, but decided today to try the toddler story hour. She had a great time as always. I, however, had a moment that brought tears to my eyes. It really wasn't even a big deal and I'm not sure it will even make sense, but it was a real moment for me and I wanted to write it down.

During "Book Babies" you pretty much just hold your baby while these cute ladies sing and read books. Toddler story hour started like this, then they pulled out the "magic blanket" for all the kids to come sit on while they read the story. I pointed to it and asked Lucy if she wanted to go sit on it. She enthusiastically responded "blanket" and with that she went all on her own, found her own spot and sat on the blanket. She proceeded to listen to 2 stories and 1 song while on the blanket completely interacting with the story tellers and never once looking back at me. Even though I was starring at her the whole time knowing surely she would need an encouraging word or smile from me at some point.

Nope, she was totally happy and fine to be reading about the Lama and his Mama without me. She was so grown up! When did she decide she was so big and could do all these things? Where did my baby go? Shouldn't we get some type of a heads-up before this moment happens? One day she needs me for every little thing and the next she's off to sit on the "magic blanket" without me. Wow . . .

3 comments:

Lemme said...

whew...it's a good thing there's another on the way...this is god's way of telling you, "you can do this...you can do 2"

The Osborns said...

that was a sweet post, and i can totally relate. there really are just weird moments that get me emotional and remind how big my baby is now. i blogged about being at the grocery store and not needing to take advantage of the sale on baby teethers and how that made me cry, even though i knew it made no sense. it just seems to happen over night!

you'll be doing the baby thing all over again very shortly, but part of me still mourns that i'll never do it again with claire. maybe you feel that way too sometimes.

thanks for the uplifting messages on my blog. they really mean so much to me. i've gotten some flack from people for being too open about all this on my blog, but if nothing else, i do it so i can get some positive feedback and encouraging words from others, which in turn strengthens me and helps me endure this trial. so thanks for taking the time to comment, i've really appreciated what you've had to say.

Chit Chatt said...

Don't worry. She will always need you. Hey, we still need our moms, right?