This past weekend we watched the documentary Happy with my parents. Out of the movie came the family discussion “when were the happiest moments of your lives?”.
Two very easy answers came immediately to me: directly after the birth of each of my girls.
I don’t mean to make light of post partem depression by saying this, but I feel as though I am given the opposite effect. Birthing babies and then having them in my house puts me in a state of bliss.
It is also easy to see the LORD smiling down on us in this time.
To hold a little being that is so fresh from His presence is a soulful experience.
To care for another little person that is so completely helpless and to watch her change every day is truly a joy.
To watch my little family grow and then be sealed together in an everlasting bond is much more than I can even take in right now.
My sweet MG has returned to us (the whiny version has temporarily left :)) and life feels so happy right now.
Towards Bea, she has been nothing but a nurturing soul.
Here are some of the quotes from today:
“I love her, Mommy. I love her hair.”
(her version of a double stroller) (her play has become much more inventive having lots of new actions to imitate)
“Don’t cry, Bea! Mommy, I hold her hand so she won’t cry.”
“Mommy, smell her.” (to see if she needs to be changed)
This Mama heart is happy.