My Mom left for home today after being here for a week that flew past. As I was being discharged from the hospital, I received instructions to do “no cooking, cleaning, laundry, going up and down stairs, etc.” So basically…I couldn’t do anything around the house! I had no idea about the recovery process after giving birth!
So I was even more thankful that Mom had blocked off a week to come and help us out. She was invaluable advice when I was at my wits’ end with nursing. She has guided me through getting him to sleep better. She cooked delicious meals and then cleaned them all up, so I kept looking over from the couch at a sparkling kitchen and saying, “This feels so weird. My kitchen is spotless, and I didn’t do a thing!” She must have done twenty loads of laundry, folded, and put them away. She took Jeshuah when my arms couldn’t hold him anymore. She helped me figure out how to wash cloth diapers. She cried with me when I broke down from sheer exhaustion. She prayed with me when my heart was anxious about how to do this mothering thing. I could go on and on…but you get the idea!
I am so thankful for Dad loaning her to us for this week so that he had to eat out every meal:-) I am thankful to her for losing much sleep at night so that I could get some! I have the most amazing parents, and I just wanted to praise them a little bit to let them know just how much I appreciate them!