Monday, June 18, 2007

Mundane Monday Musings

A household update:

1. Mr. S has a new job with another engineering firm! We are excited, and of course a little nervous. He now has the option of taking the train to work. Early this morning, little Lena and I took him to the train station to see him off on his very first day. I felt like a mommy dropping their child off for kindergarten. He looked so cute all dressed up with his briefcase. I am praying that God will bless him in this new position, and cause him to be a light in his workplace.

2. Sleepless nights. The sleeping debacle was not a one time thing. I stayed up for the greater part of the night for two nights in a row praying constantly. Feeling inadequate. Wondering if we were handling this in the right way. Wondering if she was being defiant, or if she was truly scared. Fighting tears because I was so very tired. The last two nights have been a dream, but I don't think we have seen the last of this. We are praying that God will direct us.

3. "Maaa-maaa." The morning after one of the sleepless nights, I stumbled to the crib into my daughter's uplifted arms. "Maaamaaa!" I heard a sweet voice say. I enveloped her in a long hug. It's all worth it.

4. Happy days. Many happy times have been had during the day. This age is so much fun. She pretends to dust and to fold clothes. We chuckle together while making funny faces in the mirror. We cuddle while eating Cheerios. Last night on the way home from church, we all sang hymns together. Lena adding her "Ummmm ... ahhhhh ....dadadadada" (her version of singing). We've had multiple cookouts since we've gotten a grill. So much fun ... and so yummy!

She loves the little neighbor girls and will call out to them from the front door. These pics are from our video camera ... our digital hasn't been fixed yet!!

5. Family times. We all got together for an Olive Garden dinner to celebrate my mom's birthday and my sister's graduation! It was a fun time, but I was embarassed to look at the floor under Lena's highchair. How do you moms handle this? I ended up bending down to pick up some of the bigger crumbs!

The next day, we went north to visit my husband's family. Lena is blessed with an abundance of cousins that love her so much. I love it that she is starting to interact with them. I wish I could have gotten some pictures of their fun!

6. Hopes and desires. I have such a full heart of hopes for my child and our little family. I want us to serve the Lord always. I want Lena to love her Savior. I want to be a helpmeet to my husband and to keep a righteous home. I want us to be an encouragement to others. I had so much time to think of this as I was awake in the middle of the night. Lord ... let our little family be a light for you!!


Beka said...

I'm so thankful for your joyful little family! God has indeed blessed you all so very much these days. We thank God with you for all the blessings, and will be praying you through the bumps (like sleepless nights!).

And I can't imagine the joy of hearing "Mama" for the first time... how sweet!

Christine said...

Yay she said Mama!! Thats wonderful! Thank you so much for having us last week, it was a wonderful time as usual and I loved playing with Selena!

Sara said...

Awwww...Lena's growing up! How did Mr. S's new job go today? I really hope that Lena doesn't wake up in the middle of the night crying anymore--that must be so stressful on both of you. :(
As for number 6 on your list...I don't think you have anything to worry about. Your family is a light for the Lord!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the new job - I bet those are exciting weeks now for your husband.
I love the new photos - you both girls are that sweet :-)

Love, Helen

freddie said...

ok found out what was not working...
Well, I like this simple and true blog!. Congratulation for the new job, not knowing what he did before but I hope the new one is better, if things follows the logic.
Ciao from Rome

Maxine said...

She looks like she's standing alone in that picture!! She looks about two years old! Everything will work out with everything--you know what I mean.

Elise said...

What wonderful things happening in your little family! You are so blessed, friend, and bless others so beautifully in return. A light, indeed! (((Bev)))

Joel and Jaime said...

What beautiful and right desires you have for your family! I'm sure that God will bless the 'desires of your heart'....

Vicki said...

Blessings to you and your sweet family! Came here via your mom's blog....sending hugs.


I love the picture of you and your daughter at the beginning of your post. It spoke volumns.

I am sure Your family will be fine and be the light you so desire because you do desire it.

I know your husband will do fine in his new job. Tell Him that I am very happy for him and all of you.

As far as the baby staying awake, let me offer one more suggestion. Many years ago when I had little one I found that if they did not get enough excerise during the day and if they slep too much they would not sleep at night. This might not be the problem but I would say if she is not sick and all other things being alright, She may have just reached the age that she knows she can make her mommy come and see about her. It make takes some crying on her part to get over this. It is a very hard thing to do but if she is alright in every other aspect it will not be good for her to start directing you. You are the Mom. You will make the right decision.Don't worry. God will show you what to do. connie from Texas

Baptist Girl said...

As I read your comments, it brought back memories of our children when they were at that age. They were cherished momments watching them learn new things. I miss those times so much, even though we are making new memories, your children are not with you as much like you did when they were babies or toodlers. Enjoy these momments, treasure them! *S* They fly by so quickly!