Wednesday, February 13, 2008

A Mama's Prayer

Dear God...

Please help me to remember tonight. The way my little boy was all snuggled up in the towel. Warm from his bath. When he's all wrapped up like that, I can still rock my toddler boy. He nestled right in, so soft and sweet.
I never want to forget the way he giggled when I tickled the toes sticking out of the bottom of that towel. The sound of joy flowing from him. Then he surprised me most of all by saying, "Stop!", with a giggle. I've never even heard him say that word! I was taken a back, my big boy using such important words. I think he even surprised himself.
This intense love, God, please help me to remember it always. Help me to remember it when my temper gets lost. Or when I'm so tired I can't see past my own selfishness. Please help me to feel that, to remember that, when being a mama doesn't feel as grand as it did tonight.
Oh. And thank you. For such a wonderful gift.
It's better than any Valentine I've ever received.

12 comments:

jen said...

Amen.

nikkis30by30 said...

Perfect.

Midwest Beach Girl said...

awww....I love these posts. Makes me smile down here in Florida, where 80% of the population wears diapers and half of them are older than me.

Mama said...

I can still SMELL my childrens' smells after a bath!! Sw-e-e-e-t....

Aliki2006 said...

I echo that--what a sweet prayer, so true.

Melissa said...

This brought a tear to my eye - it is spot on. There's nothing like those incredible moments of love with a child.

Beck said...

Aw. Beautiful.

Mimi said...

Doesn't your heart just crack right in half with the effort of trying to keep all the love in? Doesn't it? Awwww.

Jenifer said...

Lovely. I know how you feel, Rosebud has been home sick all week and today I was really hoping she could go to school so I can just be by myself. Then I felt so bad because she is really sick and missing two Valentine's parties and what a yucky Mom I felt like.

Thanks for the reminder that things will not always be perfect, but they are filled with love.

Maddy said...

Those are just the moments that keep us all going.
Best wishes and Happy Valentines Day to you too!

Michelle said...

what a sweet memory you just saved for yourself!

That's about the only time Kayla will let me sit, snuggle, and rock her too!

California mom said...

Melanie,
You are such a great mommy. What a great picture you painted with your words. Good reminder to me to appreciate those grand times, especially when other times are rough. Have a great weekend.