Friday, January 7, 2011

Just what you need, right when you need it.

So, it's been a rough time for my little family over the last couple of weeks. Job stress and uncertainty for both of us. The car breaking down. The sky light in our bedroom cracking. Cosmo, our beloved, hairy, smelly, loyal, sweet little dog, dying on Christmas morning, after a brief, violent, sudden illness. New Year's Eve consisting of watching "The Guardians" in our pajamas with the boys and then falling asleep right before midnight, only to be woken up by the thunderous fireworks being set off by our neighbors. (Fireworks that then continued until 2am, keeping us all awake and resulting in crankiness all around. Sigh.) And, now, we find out that hubby's work is changing his day off in February. What does this mean for us? We have to find (and pay for) another day of daycare for Fos. The hits just keep on coming!'s been tough.

BUT...once in a while, when things are getting you down, somebody says or does something that is EXACTLY what you need, at the exact moment you need it, to give you a new perspective, remind you of how lucky you are, or make you feel loved and appreciated and supported and strong enough to tackle whatever obstacles life throws at you.

This was mine.

A few minutes ago, my little guy came in to say goodnight to me...

"Hey, Mom."

"Hey, Fos."

"I love you."

"Love you too, sweetie."

"I came in to say goodnight. Can I get up in your lap?"

"No, sweetie...Daddy's waiting to sing you songs."

"I know that, Mommy. But I really, really, really love your lap. Face it, Mommy -- Your lap is the best."

Needless to say...he ended up in my lap.

Lucky, lucky me.



  1. Our kids just make it all worth it, don't they?

    I'm so sorry you're going through such a rough time, Beth! If I had any money I'd send you some, but instead here's a hug from a bloggy friend who thinks you're awesome. {HUG}

  2. Sweet sweet boy. And about all the suckage you mentioned, didn't you hear? 2011 is the Year of the Awesome. This stuff will all work out and will lead you in to a great rest of the year. Everything happens for a reason.

  3. I LOVE MY BLOG FRIENDS!!! Just knowng you're out there, checking in every now and then, sharing your own stories, makes life easier. Kami -- I'm so STOKED that 2011 is the Year of the Awesome. I missed that memo. Can't wait to see what's coming. Cheers!

  4. Oh how sweet....we have those days too. Sometimes it all kicks in the ass...sometimes its kisses for our babies