Well, I got hit again. Another nasty sinus infection complete with body aches, headaches and fevers came to visit me. Thankfully, the worst of this one only lasted about 24 hours and an overnight stay at our Vacation Home allowed me to get a
good great night’s sleep and a long nap to sleep it off (Thank you, angel momma). I was reminded as I laid there on the couch and I felt your soft, little hand gently closing my eyelids and stroking my forehead that I just had to document a few things. I told your Mimi today that you’ll be the one in your teens reminding all your siblings to keep it quiet and bringing me soup and praying over me when I’m sick…
I know I sound like a broken record and you wouldn’t think so, being your momma, but I am continually amazed by your sweetness. You asked me several times over the past couple days “Are you sick mommy?” “Yes, sweetheart” I would say and then: “Ohhhhh, (with your big, round sad eyes filled with compassion and understanding) …close your eyes so you get better” and you would leave the room quietly or bring a toy to play with quietly near me or your pillow and blanket to rest on the floor next to me. Whenever anyone sneezes or even coughs, you are the 1st one to stop, look up ask “You ok mommy/daddy/Mimi?” You’re 2 1/2!!!! Thoughtfulness, Consideration and Compassion come so very naturally to you and believe me, I do not take that for granted and see it very clearly as a God-given gift of yours. When you get punished for grabbing something from your sister or brother rather than asking, you rarely sit in time-out for the full time because you are so eager to apologize and make things right. “I lala (sorry) Shasha, I didn’t mean to” and although you were never directly, explicitly taught to say “please” and “thank you” nor is it something you have necessarily picked up from big sister (since we’re still very much working on creating that habit). somehow you have learned (or just know) that it is the right thing to do and it comes very automatically to you.
Some of our other favorite phrases of yours:
SG: Where’s baby? M: He’s sleeping SG: He’s taking a map (nap)? M: Yes, baby doll SG: Oh I shee (see)
M/D: Genevieve, can you share a cracker with the baby? SG: “Yesh, of course!”
(And many more I’ll have to add over the next couple days because of course, now I’m drawing a blank…)
“Therefore, do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him”