Tuesday, January 15, 2008

So Sweet

With 5 kids ages 5 and under (I can only say this for a short time more as a birthday is approaching) there are times in the day where more than one person needs something simultaneously - as I'm sure you can imagine.

Sometimes, it's very easy to decide which to do. Others, I find myself in a quandary as where to begin. When I reflect back after the moment is over, sometimes the answer seems so obvious. In the moment is another story.

Yesterday, there was a time where 4 kids were crying, multiple disasters needing attention all at once. The answer at that moment seemed to be to call my husband crying... "I need you to come home, I don't know what to do" only to sheepishly text message him later to let him know I was OK and that everything was under control.

In the middle of today's "moment" something sweet happened. I was helping Nora clean up in the bathroom after an accident, Liam got crying because it was taking Mamma so long to get him out of his crib, while Shiloh decided it was absolutely time to wake up and eat right then - thus she was screaming on the top of her little lungs.

I had run into my bathroom to grab something needed to clean up Nora, and Giovanna says "Mamma - I won't touch baby Shiloh, can I go tell her that "it's Ok and I'm here"?" "Sure, that'd be nice, honey" I say as I run out. Take care of, Nora - check. Get Liam out of bed - check. Forgot Liam's moose that he needs to bring, go back and get moose - check. I'm walking quickly to the other end of the house where my room is and I notice there isn't any screaming but just a little fussing and singing. I stop in the doorway to listen for a while Giovanna is sitting on my bed singing her heart out to comfort Shiloh in the bassinet - and it's working. Jesus Loves Me, God is so Good, and The B-I-B-L-E. It was such a beautiful little moment, to see my 4 year old doing her very best to bless her little baby sister - and it was all centered around the love that she knows in Jesus.

And I think of how the words in those songs comfort me as well "They are weak... but He is strong..." "He's so good to me..." "I stand alone, on the Word of God.."

And here is Giovanna's rendition of the B-I-B-L-E

"The B-I-B-I-Leeee, that's the book for meeeeee, I spread a lot of the word of God, the B-I-B-I-Leeeeeee"

I don't think the "moment" could have turned out any better.

1 comment:

brietta said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who makes those desperate phone calls to her husband, only to later feel embarrassed that I "melted" so easily. :)

Giovanna sounds like a doll.