This week I get the pleasure of loving on my almost 15-month-old granddaughter, Rilyn. Her mommy and daddy are on mission trips (Dad took the Senior High to the Dominican Republic and Mom took the Junior High to inner city St. Louis–oh the joys of youth ministry!)
Rilyn’s a sweetheart, but babies are demanding. Yesterday I spoke to two moms…both with infants…and both infants cried and fussed throughout our whole conversation. Such is life of a mom with little ones.
If your days are filled with caring for little ones, cut yourself some slack. Lower your expectations. Remember that snuggling on the couch and tending to your little one’s needs is the most important things you need to do. If you need to (and I used to need to do this!), put these activities on your “to do” list: bathe, diaper, snuggle, interact with, feed, read to, go for a walk with, etc.
Believe it or not, this is a short season of time. Enjoy it to the fullest!
Here are a few pictures of Rilyn I snapped yesterday.
Oh and by the way, congratulations to Ginny (petrilla3)who won the drawing for one of Julie Chen’s scripture art in last Wednesday’s post! Ginny, Julie will be emailing you directly to get you the picture that you choose!