This afternoon when we arrived home from church I laid down to rest/crashed on the sofa. This weekend I have been completely done in from a lot of travelling, a wedding and emotional stress over the last week and of course being pregnant tends to take its toll on me too. I am fine but just need a good rest so I can keep going, but I continually find it amazing how our children are so receptive to our needs at times like this!
Megan strolled over and said “would you like to come under my umberwella” and in that moment I looked upon her innocent sweet face and reflected on the symbolism created for us a few years ago with Rhianna’s famous song “umberella” (are you singing it now?)! I thought about the storms of life we’ve passed through, about the general intesity and pace of life at the moment as Nathan completes assignment after assignment and I try my best to hold down the fort whilst fighting headaches and the odd bout of sickness still, and I thought here is my little girl, 3 years old offering me a few moments of make believe and shelter from the “rain” and storms of life!
This week both Nathan and I commented on Megsies sweet little soul and her natural ability to bring joy to those around her. She has a terribly feisty side and knows her mind and is not afraid to share it, but she also has a side that seems to know when someone is sad, hurting or needs a hug. On Wednesday when we headed back to Naths parents for his Dad’s funeral on Thursday, Megan insisted on being a bee…she insisted that grandma would be happy to see her as a beautiful bee and wearing her crown and she wanted to make her smile. Grandma did love it (as did everyone) and we couldn’t help but smile as she pranced around town, oblivious to our pains and anxiousness about the day ahead and just lived life in the moment, soaking up the sunshine and being a bee!
I love that in hard times and in sad times we can still feel joy and appreciation. Our kids are a huge blessing and they especially make tough times a little more special and even bring us back to ordinary. The give us moments and reasons to laugh and smile and let go of adult worries and battles! Thank you miss Megan for being joyful and cute when we need it the most…don’t ever change…you were born to stand out and bring joy to the world!
Linking up with Katie at mummydaddyme for #ordinaryMoments