Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Grateful (5 minute prompt)
I know many of you have read my story/ranting/whining about moving from Las Vegas to Iowa while 36 weeks pregnant with my 4th baby. Anyway, I was frustrated with that time. I was mostly saddened because the family and friends that we loved would not be able to meet William. That the people who had watched my belly grow (and grow and grow) wouldn't be able to see my baby grow and grow. It was a sad thought. However, looking back at that time, I couldn't be more grateful that we had William during a big move. Because he helped distract us. He helped us to be so preoccupied with taking care of him that we didn't miss the family and friends as much. We didn't feel the pain of a long distance move as much. We didn't feel the sadness of being far away. Too far to do a weekend visit or a ten minute drive. When he was born, the song, "I'm Glad you Came" was a new song. I always sang it to him because it is true. The kids call it "William's song". "The Universe will never be the same. I'm glad you came. I'm glad you came." I really am so grateful he came at that time. I know that God had that planned out for me to take away some of the sadness and loneliness associated with moving. I held onto William as if he were my life raft. And he was. He really was.