Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Initially when either of my kids are heard crying out for us in the middle of the night, my first thought is to pull a "Fred Flinstone" and toss them out the front door into the bitter cold. But I know they too will only jump right back in the window and continue their serenade. So, I chose option "b" last night when Megan was calling out for "Mommee!" Option "b" being getting out my wam bed and finding out what her problem was before the inital toss into the cold. I was slightly more sympathetic towards her though because I knew she was cutting her two year molars. I knew this because she'd been a snotty mess for days and then yesterday she had been chewing on her two index fingers. So much so that was surprised when they came out her face perfectly intact. I even bravely ventured my own finger into her mighty jaws to discover a few little white buds poking thru at the back. So, lucky for her I was already a wee bit softer towards her. Usually, I just lay her back down in her bed, tell her to go to sleep and stumble back to my own warm bed. But, I decided instead to scoop her out her bed and have a few minutes of snuggle time sitting on the big cozy chair in her room.
Let me tell you. That that little girl is the sweetest softest thing I have ever encountered in all my days. We lay there on that chair for over and hour, all wrapped up her 'cozies'. Her fuzzy head, tucked under my chin and soft arm draped over me. I sang and smiled down at her to see her smile appear behind her bobbing soother. She'd look up at me a say something undeterminable because of her soother and touch my face and hair. Time stopped for me for an hour as I connected in a new and intimate way with one of the most beautiful people I've known. I can't believe I get to keep her with me. I pray for many more of those moments as she grows. Moments to brush my lips over her soft forehead and have her look up at me with those enormous blue eyes. How special to glimpse into the heart of how Jesus feels towards us each and every day. My Megan, how you fill my heart!