Monday, July 30, 2007

Precious Times



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.

8 comments:

Maxine said...

And I pray for many more quiet moments together for the two of you. Especially in the Word.

A Note From Theresa said...

The poor sweet baby, I hope her teeth come in soon, so she can be done with it. (((Hugs)))

Beka said...

What a precious time! I'm so glad you both were able to savor those moments, even after a looong night. I hope poor Lena is feeling better soon!

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

How blest she is to have such a sweet and caring Mom. I am sure she will have many wonderful quiet times.These are things she is learning from her Mother. Have a good week Beverly. connie from Texas

Andrea said...

Thank you for sharing those precious moments with your little girl. What a love.

Joel and Jaime said...

Even the more difficult times of motherhood are sweet memories, aren't they? :)

Elise said...

I pray for many more...what a precious time. It is good to read scripture aloud- I think we would be surprised at how often our children will be still to listen.
Those pleading eyes - it hurts your heart, doesn't it?

Baptist Girl said...

Children bring such joy to our lives. At those times when they are hurting, it is a blessing to be able to calm there little hearts. To be able to share the love of Jesus to them. I will be praying for your little lady.


PS she is just so beautiful
Cristina