September 19, 2012

8 Days

Just 8 days until we get to meet our little girl.  I'm so happy and ready to be done with all of this!  I haven't been outside since July 23rd, and now it's cooling off and fall is just about here.  I can't wait to step outside and literally take a breath of fresh air, and feel a breeze, and see some sunshine.  I can't wait to go home and see Ruby, and sit on the porch, and put Ollie to bed again.  Being here has made me so grateful for all of the things I take for granted.  It's put into perspective all of the things I thought were hard or annoying.

Heavenly Father has watched over me, and gotten me through this.  I've seen or heard of a lot of people making through a lot of difficult circumstances, and without God, I know it would not have been possible.  He has helped me see the good things in the bad days, and given me little joys to get me through.  My very favorite one is that Ollie suddenly became very snuggly with me when I got here.  I would try to meet them at the elevator, if I could sneak out of my room.  When the elevator doors open, he comes BOLTING out shouting, "MAMA MAMA MAMA!!" over and over.  I pick him up, and he lays his little head on my shoulder and I carry him back to my room.  I think I looked forward to this more than anything else the entire time I was here.

Unfortunately, I can't go out anymore, but he still comes running into my room, hops onto my bed shouting the same thing, and snuggles in right next to me.  "I watch a show!" he says, and we usually end up seeing Cars or Charlotte's Web for the thousandth time.

I probably won't write again until after we have the baby, but I really just want to acknowledge that I am so grateful to God for giving me such caring and loving parents, a husband who constantly sacrifices his own comfort to be there for me, without batting an eye or making me feel bad about it, and great friends and family.  Without all of them, there's no way I could have made in through in one piece.  But I have!  And soon we will have our sweet girl to snuggle and love.

I am one lucky girl.

1 comment:

jennifer van vliet said...

You have taught us all so much thru this trial. Enduring with patience and dignity, continued faith, trust in the eternal plan for you, and sacrifice without complaint. We keep learning...