It is amazing how a simple sentence can make you forget about all the things that happened, good or bad, and just make you smile and feel a warmth in your heart.
I have had a rough couple of days. As most of you know, I am almost 8 months pregnant and with that comes all the aches and pains that come with a growing belly, changing center of gravity, and a sleeplessness that is only rivaled by actually having a newborn. I am also hitting the nesting phase of pregnancy, however my mind is the only part that got the message, my body is a little behind, which makes for a very frustrated mommy.
With the holidays coming up I really wanted to be ahead of the game and have the babies room, kids new bedroom, and basement/playroom all nice and organized so that when this little girl entered the world there was as little stress on me as possible. I know that it was probably a tall order, but a girl can hope can't she?
Anyway, since we are always more busy towards the end of the year a lot of these things haven't gotten done yet and on the little sleep that I have been getting my stress level has been rising beyond what I can handle. So, the last couple of days have not been very good.
You're probably asking me why I am telling you all this though. Well, my sweet son has to read every night for school for at least 20-30 minutes. Now, he doesn't usually fight me on this, but it's also not his most favorite part of the night. So, when he had already read his required time last night and came to me just before he was to get in bed and said, "Mommy I'm just gonna read a book to (his sister) before bed," well my heart just melted. He actually wanted to read again and he wanted to read to his little sister, because she absolutely loves being read to.
Every once in a while I feel like I am doing something right as a mommy and turning out sweet, smart, respectful, loving little human beings and that makes all the bad things that may happen completely worth it and not nearly as important!