My daughter and her husband had a baby girl.
She did the same as me….two boys…then her girl.
Pure sweetness. I love those little boys too…now seven and five…so proud to be big brothers. One proud for the first time gaining the title.
And daddy is oh so proud but more so “worried about her” as his protective instincts are fully engaged and enhanced even more now.
At least, these are his words…not mine….”worried about her”.
I have not called new mommy today at all. She only had her on Friday evening…she needs her rest…although home now. I didn’t want to bother her and imagined all the calls and visits she may be getting…..even maybe against her own will….being exhausted.
I can be calm as I know I get to see that cutie when I babysit in two days as mom will still be home but need some rest. I think she appreciated my silence. I am glad I am older and have learned to let go so easily with some things.
I have never been a helicopter parent…you know the type. I have always let my kids follow instinctively what they wanted to do…what they loved, as long as it wasn’t anything that was illegal or immoral.
I think my faith in the One who I know is in charge of all things has helped me grow. Helped me be strong and courageous. Helped me be brave under situations others may have given up hope.
I was never in great danger or harm. I instinctively knew to stay away from some things and knew they were foolish. I did make my share of mistakes though and bad choices growing up and even in my adult years. I am far from perfect.
I just try every day to do better. Be more compassionate and understanding of others. And most of the time I let others have their own way. Yet, I know when to tell little ones what I think is best for them. I remind them I do love them and if I didn’t, I would not care about anything they did.
I can’t wait until I get to babysit a third little tiny bundle of joy, or a screaming bundle, crying for mommy to feed her. I haven’t heard her cry yet. I haven’t seen her fingers and toes. I’ve been changing baby boy diapers the last grandson I had opportunity to.
I am so happy we have another baby in the family. It has been five years since I held one. Such comfort. Such a blessing.
I will take the boys to the big playground we like to drive to tomorrow. It is getting warm now in Minnesota. Today it was 50 degrees! Mommy can take a nap or enjoy some quiet time….or not…with sweet, precious baby girl! She is so beautiful!
“Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee;….” (Jeremiah 1:5)