I have been trying to be better about blogging, but stupid Facebook has me neglecting my blog... well, today I decided no more. I am going to get back to this journal more... at LEAST once a week.
Today, I had just the right inspiration. Because I want to be sure to preserve the more special memories.
I woke up and decided I needed to clean house. It's really been hard what with feeling so miserable and keeping up with Rachel. But since the cleaning fairy keeps missing her stop at MY house, it has to be done and I'm the only one who's gonna do it! So, I got started. One kitchen counter at a time should be easy, right? HA!
After a little while, Rachel comes up and takes my hand. She says "Come on Mommy" and she leads me over to the couch and makes me sit down. She's used to seeing me there, since my back & leg have been so bad, that's where I tend to spend most of my time. Anyway, she climbs up on my lap, stretches herself out across my arms, looks up at me with the sweetest little face and says "Rock me like a little baby, Mommy." I damn near melted in my seat. Sometimes, this little girl knows just when I need to be cheered up the most.
Ok, so that was "Awww" moment #1... then comes "Awww" moment #2... It's time for her nap. Before we put her down in her bed, we always read a few books. Her favorite choices are propped up against the wall between her bed & the rocker. She gets to pick what she wants to read (and it's usually the same 8 books she wants to choose from... )
Well lately, she's been picking the one book she knows will make her Mommy cry. She has a book called "Every year on your birthday" and about midway through, there's a part that says "I think about the 6 Chinese girls who shared a big room with you... " and no matter how many times I've read it, when I read the lines about these girls being like sisters, and how they heard her cry and laugh for the first time... well, I absolutely bawl... my eyes well up with tears and I give Rach an extra hug & kiss... well she knows EXACTLY what will happen when I get to that part of the book... so every time I read it, when I turn to that page, she turns her whole body to look at me and then she reaches up and takes my face in her hands, kisses me on the cheek and says "All better now Mommy?" I just can't stand it... she is beyond perceptive... I honestly think she is purposely choosing that book just because she knows what will happen, and she wants to make me "all better." Have I mentioned lately how much I love this kid??
- Jodi Shaw
- We are the proud parents of a beautiful little girl. I have not stopped smiling since the moment they placed her in my arms. We adopted her Sept 2008 and it's been nothing but wonderful! She is the best reason to open my eyes every day! Currently living in SW Florida. I've also become a MAJOR Twilight junkie, so now I'm told I'm a TWI-MOM & I LOVE it!