Sunday, May 11, 2008
I finally got to hold my newest niece, Mary, today. Her daddy, Joel, brought her over to my mothers for a few minutes--and I couldn't wait to get her out of that carrier and into my arms. She was so sweet and tiny. However, I was not prepared for Maggie's reaction.
She threw a fit--screaming and clawing at me. So I passed Mary off to Dan, picked up Mags, and carried her out of the room. She calmed down and cuddled with me. Then Dan came in with Mary and the whole fiasco repeated. She did not want either of us to hold that baby. Which leads us to the issue at hand:
What is Maggie going to do when we're each holding a baby? We're going to have to start exposing her to more babies. If you have one, come over. It might get scratched, bruised, hit, or slightly bloodied but we need it for training purposes. We'll pay you in Cheerios (we still have a ton of boxes left after my cereal shopping deals).
The good news is that I called my darling 95 year old Grandma tonight to wish her a Happy Mother's Day. Bless her heart, she told me just how excited she is for us to have these twins and that we don't need to be afraid at all because she's been praying for us. It brought me so much comfort to hear her say that. She is such a go-getter, still living by herself, knitting hats and blankets like crazy for the humanitarian programs in the church, watching jeopardy, pouring over the scriptures, and reading good books. And when I told her about Dan's grandpa passing away she said wistfully, "Oh, good for him. I tell the Lord he can take me anytime. I've been here long enough." She misses that wonderful husband of hers. I'm not at all anxious for her to leave us but I know she's done it up just right here on earth.
Happy Mother's Day to you Grandma--and thanks for the best Mother's Day present ever which was knowing you believe in us and you've enlisted some help from on-high.