Sunday, May 03, 2009

A more simple joy

Artist's self-portrait

As I reflect on the past week and the simple joys it brought, I find I am still amazed at this little boy who wasn't even a being three years ago. There was no child in our house for almost 12 years, and then he appeared "from a little dust and a little rain."

And it's going to happen again, next month -- a baby born out of a miracle, out of love.

I feel guilty on the days I am too tired or sick or achy or pregnant to play with Fly the way he deserves. But I'm thankful for days when I have the energy to do fun things with him.


I feel guilty for not blogging or reading blogs because I just can't, but then I remind myself, once again, this is supposed to be fun and not another chore hanging over my head.

So I take whatever I can get out of each day, and go with that. Each day is a blessing, and you can't get a more simple joy than that.

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Blogger Mozi Esme said...

Keep enjoying the moments!

6:56 PM  
Blogger CaraBee said...

Well said. Each day IS a blessing.

7:19 PM  
Anonymous chelle said...

It will not be long now that you will slowly get your energy back. AND you are giving him the gift of a sibling. Although he may not thank you everyday for that, he will forever be grateful :)

7:35 PM  
Blogger Melissa @ Banana Migraine said...

Enjoy all those moments, even the tired ones. Fly is going to love having a sibling...I can't wait to hear their two stories.

7:38 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

You can only do so much! You're growing a human so don't be so hard on yourself. Won't be long now!

9:03 PM  
Blogger Madeline said...

Well said! It's amazing how quickly we mommies can rack up guilt trips. Lately, I haven't had as much time for blog reading. I've felt guilt creeping in, but I really like your perspective on it. Thanks!!

9:12 PM  
Anonymous much more than a mom said...

The gift of a sibling for Fly will make it all worthwhile. Hope you get that end of pregnancy energy spurt soon!

9:18 PM  
Blogger Lady M said...

Your two will entertain each other so much (in years to come). Hope you're feeling better soon!

11:29 PM  
Blogger Bloggy Mama said...

Sending you love and joy, Damselfly-mama. I just love ya!!
Thinking of you, often.

11:32 PM  
Blogger Keetha Broyles said...

I really like how Fly managed to get that blurred effect around the outer edges of his self-portrait!

3:53 AM  
Blogger Kristi said...

Great post! And don't feel guilty about not blogging or reading blogs. You need to focus on you and your family right now. That's what's most important, after all!

1:42 PM  
Blogger groovyoldlady said...

Never feel guilty about having your priorities right! :-D

2:35 PM  
Anonymous Tatiana @ said...

Next month? already? Wow!

In my mind you were only like 6 months along. Crazy. Time flies.

8:44 PM  
Anonymous Stephanie said...

Oh, I felt so sad and guilty in that last trimester because I was so tired and huge...I just couldn't play with my sweet 2-year-old the way that I wanted to. I wanted to be able to run and jump and make crafts and bake cookies and go to the park...but I was too tired for it. And I felt so bad about it.

But, you know what? Things have gotten much better post-baby. I'm now starting to get back in the swing of things. Today, I put the baby in her bassinet for a nap...and my 2-year-old and I played and made crafts and I gave her lots of hugs & attention. There's definitely room in my heart for two. :)

I can't wait to "meet" your new little one!

4:49 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

The moment blogging becomes a chore for me is when I know I need to step back, regroup and refocus. Like everyone else, I can't wait to meet your new addition!

10:40 PM  

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