A Retelling of Life

Ramblings Of a Restless Mom

My baby is now about 22 weeks old.  He is a sweet little thing…He has preferences now.  His favorite toy is Tiger, an orange (yes, you guessed it!) tiger.. with a rattle on his right hand and a ball on his left.  Tiger never fails to get him to blabber.  I imagine Ethan confiding in Tiger and telling him how his day went.  He loves to play with fingers.  He spends minutes observing my fingers when I offer them to him to play with.  He loves to jump on my lap and I am most happy when my silly antics are rewarded by a smile or a giggle from him.

I wish I could spend my entire with him but I have a career and for mothers like me, it isn’t as easy.  Still, I am luckier than most.  I am blessed with the gift of sleep.  I can sleep immediately, anywhere and anytime.  So I co-sleep with my baby and wake up when he wakes.  It’s no big deal for me as like him, I fall asleep the moment my head rests on the bed.  I like to gaze at him when I sleep.  I am filled with wonder at this little angel that lived in my tummy for nine months and is now a breathing, living being beside me.

I thank the Lord for making me a mom.  Life has changed for hubby and me.  We haven’t travelled in a long time, the last one being when we visited Prambanan and Borobudur when I was about two months pregnant but there is nothing like this adventure with Ethan.  I look forward to the day when we can take him on one of our backpacking trips. =) Already, we are training him to get used to all kinds of environment, to sleep wherever he may be and in whatever position.  😉

Indeed, my heard is full.  And yet my heart is not at peace.  Someone close to me is going through something and we have to be strong for her.  I am thankful that it’s early yet and that the Lord is taking care of her.  I pray for her healing and I pray for our family that we may help each other and be there for each other and for her especially.  “Life, oh life, oh life..” I know though that everything happens for a reason.  I know that the Lord sees us and knows what is in our hearts.  The beauty of life lies in its imperfections, in the unexpected changes, in the trials that come our way.  I thank you Lord for your blessings. God bless us all always.


2 responses

  1. Hugs Val. You are blessed.

    April 25, 2013 at 12:45 am

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