We had a hard night, 'Liz-beth and me...
She was up several times, wanting to nurse and/or just be held.
Normally, this wouldn't have been such a problem
but she and I were on the go yesterday and I was as worn out as I could be.
I think that was her deal, too--just a little strung out from her not-normal day.
I confess that I get plenty frustrated when a baby or child has several needs during a night.
I like my sleep.
I really like my sleep.
And I got frustrated with Elizabeth for being so needy
after we both had had such a long day.
But when I see her like this,
I sometimes wonder how I could get so frustrated
with such a lovely little being.
I am reminded this morning of Michelle Duggar's
decision to choose JOY.
On a dvd our Mom's Group watched last night,
Mrs. Duggar spoke of how some days with tears streaming down her face
from feelings of being overwhelmed,
she chooses to sing
"the joy of the Lord is my strength."
You may remember that song from Sunday School or Vacation Bible School...
It was just what I needed to hear.
Because some days this Mommy-gig is a tough one.
But His strength is made known in my weakness.
Even though I'm tired,
today I choose to sing a song of joy.
I choose joy.
edited to add: apparently Nicki and I are experiencing the same feelings.
Her post from today is absolutely lovely.