Monday, July 1, 2013

Blessed

Chuck begins his first day of residency today. He's going to be working in the NICU. I think it's going to be difficult for him at first. Being around sick children will bring back painful memories. I don't envy him. I know the hard work hasn't really begun yet for Chuck but I think he's going to love it. Pediatrics was definitely the right choice for his personality. I can't imagine him doing anything else.

Jack woke up before the other kids today. We had a nice little talk together before his sisters were up. We discussed homonyms. I had to google it. I forgot what they were called. He came up with, bye and buy all by himself. I can't believe how this kid's mind works sometime. This boy is quite exhausting. He simply cannot get enough attention. We had people over last night and he would not stop talking. Poor kid. My parents are coming this week and hopefully they'll smother him with affection.

I still think Ivy is pure joy. I adore her. She is for the most part just easy and fun. She sometimes gets fussy at nights but usually not. She has slept through the night twice now and rolled over once. She loves chewing her fingers and looking at mirrors. I joke that she is so smiley that she smiles even when crying. The other day we were a store and she smiled for 10 minutes straight. I couldn't help but laugh. People must have thought I was nuts.

Hazel is so fun to watch play. I love little girls! A few days ago she told me she was hungry and asked if she could go outside to eat. She wanted to pick berries. This yard is a dream come true for her. She loves picking flowers and now berries. We have raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, currents and strawberries. We've also harvested 2 jalapeƱos. Very exciting.

I find myself slipping into a depressed mood when I'm alone for very long. I find that as I keep my thoughts Christ centered I'm happier. Nothing can compensate for having a relationship with our Savior. I fail miserably as a mother. I'm easily frustrated and too quick to criticize. They really are my best examples of what it means to be a disciple of Christ. They love others. They forgive quickly. They don't judge others and at least Jack, prays for his neighbors. I need to be more loving with them and follow their examples.


3 comments:

Carlie said...

I miss you guys. I love to hear about the kids and what they're up to. I can't believe they will grow up and I don't get to watch! More pictures! Good luck to Chuck in his residency and good luck to you being a single parent (haha).

Jules said...

You're a great Mom. Don't be so hard on yourself! I love the image you paint of your children. The idea of finding Hazel with flowers and berries in her pockets makes my heart happy. Good luck on the residency adventure!

Raelyn said...

Eliza....
Congrats on Chuck's new job position!! Working in the NICU would be painful at times. After going through hell with Lucy, and then losing her.... You never completely recover from such an ordeal. He will be in my prayers. ;)
"Jack woke up before the other kids today. We had a nice little talk together before his sisters were up. We discussed homonyms. I had to Google it. I forgot what they were called. He came up with, bye and buy all by himself. I can't believe how this kid's mind works sometimes.". Aren't kids amazing?! ;-D
"I joke that Ivy is so smiley that she smiles even when crying. The other day we were a store and she smiled for 10 minutes straight. I couldn't help but laugh. People must have thought I was nuts.". So let them think that!! Hee, hee, hee.... ;-D
"Hazel {I love that name, by the way!!} is so fun to watch play. I love little girls! A few days ago she told me she was hungry and asked if she could go outside to eat. She wanted to pick berries. This yard is a dream come true for her. She loves picking flowers and now berries. We have raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, currents and strawberries. Very exciting.". Wow!! ;-D
We are all hopelessly flawed individuals, each with character defects and sins. I fall short nearly every single day on account of this concept!! But all we can do is this. Don't dwell in the past. Move forward. And be in the moment. {I'm afraid that I am preaching to myself here!! ;)
Sorry. Long comment!! ;-}
--Raelyn