I am still savoring the moment I had with Selena on Saturday morning. My poor girl is getting her molars and it has not been a pleasant week. The last few days, she has had difficulty at night, and I have been up with her, trying to ease her pain. Last night, she slept through, which was a blessing!
Friday night, she woke up several times despite the Children's Motrin. I stumbled into her room where her eyes pleadingly looked into mine. I rubbed her hair and back until she was able to fall into a fitful sleep. At 5am, she woke up again. I carried her downstairs in her fluffy blanket made by her Auntie Nee. I put the tea kettle on, and gathered a basket of toys. We made a little fortress on the sofa, and Lena just laid her head on me while I sipped my tea.
I reached for my Bible then, and flipped through the Psalms. I read aloud to her from many passages, the words seeping into my heart and calming my soul. She seemed to feel the peacefulness of that moment, and just rested. It was such a precious time ... I cherish times like these. I leaned my head back and prayed silently for her, for our family.
Lena is always on the move, rarely pausing to relax -- she is so excited about her world. But I hope this is only one of many quiet times for her.