My Amazing Mom

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!


5 responses to this post.

  1. What a blessing!


  2. Posted by Mom on December 30, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    And I have the most amazing daughter….. 🙂


  3. Thank you so much for helping Mom!


  4. Posted by Michelle Farrell on January 8, 2010 at 1:31 am

    I always knew my parents loved me, but it wasn’t until I was a mother myself that I realized how incredible that bond is between parent and child. It is amazing! I’m glad you had your mom there for support. The “motherhood” books don’t warn you about all the emotional stuff you go through during those first few weeks. All the shows on tv only show a happy mom, but there is so much lack of sleep those first few weeks/months and so much stress that your body and mind are worn out. Having support is key! We will come out and see you soon!


  5. Posted by Michelle Farrell on January 8, 2010 at 1:32 am

    Oh, the above message was from me. Sorry it put your name their by default.


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