Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sadie's Sunday

Actually, let's back it up to Sadie's Saturday night.  But before I get started, let's back it up even further.  When I was so desperately wanting a child and it just wasn't happening, sometimes it would make me a little bit crazy to hear people complaining about their children.  My child does this, my child won't do that, my child, my child, blah blah blah.  I was always thinking - if they only knew what I would do to have a child who does those things!  It often came across to me that they considered their children a burden.  My apologies if I ever sound that way.  I would never ever think of Sadie as a burden - only a true blessing and answer to prayer.

Anyway.....didn't mean to go off on that.  However, with that being said, Sadie fought her nap yesterday.  Then she fought going to bed last night.  A little after 10:00, it was finally quiet in her room and I was able to wake up Kris who had fallen asleep on the floor next to her crib.  At 1:10 a.m., she woke up.  When I say woke up, she was WIDE awake.  Until 2:45.  aaahhhhh!!!  She wasn't crying, but she was standing up in her crib pointing at everything in her room, laughing at me when I told her to lie down, and saying 'choo choo' when the train went by.  As tired as I was, she knew how to melt my heart by reaching out to me for a hug and saying 'mama, mama, mama' over and over.  And I thought - what a blessing!

Then this morning before church, she found a crayon and did this:

She was so proud of herself.  I was in another room when she came to me.  I knew she wanted to show me something.  She ran to her chair, sat down, and pointed at her artwork. 

After that, she went from being a little monster to a little angel:

Who could get mad at something so cute?

Later in the day, I found this:

I'm glad my dog likes Cheerios!

As I sit here writing this, I'm happy to report that she went to sleep without any problems tonight.  Hooray! I hope she sleeps all night, because who knows what she will get into tomorrow!  I will need my energy to keep up with her, that's for sure.

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

You never come off as complaining and there is never a question of your love for your little BUSY girl! I think you should join her in having a nice, restful sleep!