It was late December 2010. I had an 8-month old Izaiah and it was 4:30 am in the morning. We were staying at my MIL’s house and Izaiah wouldn’t go to sleep. My husband was downstairs. I was feeling like crap. My SIL had jokingly given me a pregnancy test earlier in the night as a gag gift for Christmas. I took it and found out I was pregnant with Zeke. Crazy, random, WTH! I spent months crying, not sure what to think. Ever since his arrival, I knew this was God’s plan. This dude rocks.
After having 4 kids, I can verify that each child is different. While they may look alike, each has their own love language, attitude and temperament. I kind of expected that going into this mom this – but I had NO idea how different each would be.
I kind of feel bad saying this. But it’s the truth, and I am perfectly aware that by typing this – I may just be kicking my self in the arse. Our last baby, Zeke is a total gift from God. It’s like God says, let’s give Molly and Sean a break. Everyone needs a kid like Zeke.
While I really try to not be the mom who rants and raves about all the wonderfulness of my kids, I am making an exception in regards to these thankful posts. So don’t put me on the OMG SHUT UP list – I don’t do this often. *smile*
The dude has been sick a few days this week. He rarely is sick, he would go in and out of long sleeps and though he had a fever and sometimes woke up vomiting, he would just give me this gentle smile. WHAT? WHO THE HELL SMILES after vomiting (don’t answer that)?
I know the Two’s will approach. I am sure his sweet angelicness will turn a bit rough around the edges. His sweet yelps will turn into full out screams. His cries will turn into tantrums and his need to be held will disappear. But for now, this kid is amazing and for him I am SO thankful.
Day 1 1 of 13On the first day of the 30 day thanks challenge I give thanks for my toddlers.
Read Thankful for Laughter
Day 2 2 of 13Grace is something all moms deserve.
Read Thankful for Grace
Day 3 3 of 13What are the priorities in your life?
Read Thankful for Priorities
Day 4 4 of 13Is your life surrounded with noise? Today I am taking time to appreciate silence.
Read Thankful for Quietness
Day 5 5 of 13Patience is a virtue!
Read Thankful for Patience
Day 6 6 of 13A toddlers smile can make a sad heart happy.
Read Thankful for Smiles
Day 7 7 of 13With 2 toddlers with crazy sleeping schedules, this mom is thankful for SLEEP!
Read Thankful for Sleep
Day 8 8 of 13Sick toddlers = snuggly toddlers!
Read Thankful for Toddler Snuggles
Day 9 9 of 13I never thought I'd be the mom giving her kid an iPad for sanity.
Read Thankful for the iPad
Day 10 10 of 13Our kid Zeke is amazing. He rarely cries, no temper tantrums (yet) and wakes up smiling.
Read Thankful for Zeke
Day 11 11 of 13After growing up in churches that we disliked, we vowed not to do the same to our kids.
Read Thankful for Our Church
Day 12 12 of 13Thank you to our soldiers for our freedom.
Check Out These 15 Remarkable Photos of Soldiers Reuniting With Their Kids
Day 13 13 of 13We are so thankful that our toddlers are healthy. Sometimes their energy drives us nuts, but thankful that they have it!
Join me in gratitude! Link-up your blog or leave a comment on why you are thankful for today!
Molly blogs parenting, geekery and technology at digitalmomblog.com.