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Yes...this is ALL about me, and mine. Marvellously self indulgent, feel free to tell me how splendid I am, leave comments, nice ones please, I have little kids and teenagers who can do the rude stuff. I am a grandma, to the glorious Joshua, I'm allowed to look frazzled and weary, I earned it. The older I get, the more I see that hanging on and being patient is worth it! They ( whoever 'they' are) are so right when they say you never know what is around the corner, it isn't always an articulated truck! It is vital to make the time for making memories, friends are the greatest treasure, I love mine. I am rich!

Monday, August 18, 2008

And then your heart just bursts and spreads glitter and fluffy stuff all over the universe.

As a mother, more often than not, we will feel that we have done it wrong and oh we are making so many mistakes and what should we DOOOOOOOOOOOOO?
Then we do what we do and hope and pray that it will be alright in the end.
To see if it is alright, you know, in the end we have to be patient. And then a bit more patient.
Along the way we will be joyful and heartbroken, terrified and reassured. One emotion after the other.
I am riding on a high at the moment, still a little tentatively but with each passing day with more confidence.
The most splendid and heart warming part of watching Sophie at the moment is the way she and H are interacting with each other. Any interaction at all between these two is nothing short of miraculous but every day I am seeing such sweet and gentle moments.
Sophie has a card that she can charge and use in the works cafeteria, I have given her some money but as it is tight around here ( what's new?) I suggest that she take lunch and when she gets paid she can charge the card. The other morning I told her that I didn't have any money and she was fine with that, as she walked past H to go to work, without saying anything he handed her some money, he asks her about work and is genuinely interested, all these things lift her spirits and make her stronger.
She started work this morning at 8.30 and got home at 7.30 this evening having done a couple of hours overtime. She ate her dinner and then said
"Hey! I don't have to go to work tomorrow, you guys don't have school..how about we have a sleepover in MY room?"
Those little boys just about peed themselves, Isaac was heard to say "Oh this will be the best day of my whole life!"
Eli told her that he loved her.
They made beds on the floor ( where Sophie sleeps anyway for now, she hasn't slept in a bed for 18 months, I can't wait to get one in there for her!)
They chose DVDs they made popcorn drinks, got breakfast bars and we haven't seen them since 8pm.
H and I had a glorious quiet evening and even managed to curl up on the sofa together.
Dan is coming tonight for 2 days, can you hear my mummy heart sing? Watch out for the fluffy stuff and glitter because I think it could burst any minute.


( she needs a dresser too, that pile of clothes is where her clothes live right now, on the floor with her pillows!)

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9 Comments:

Blogger G said...

I am literally in tears Helen. In tears of joy. What a beautiful thing for you to see and what a beautiful thing for your family. Well done Sophie.Its these moments that fill us. It has filled me and they aren't even mine. I think I mgiht've shot a little bit of glitter out myself ;)

11:16 pm  
Blogger Tired Mom of Six said...

I am in total agreement with everything G said! I am just so happy for you and for the utter joy I know you must be experiencing as a mum. Hooray!

Love & mist you & SO happy that I get to share in your joy because you are my friend!

11:27 pm  
Blogger Mac and Cheese's Mommy, ok, Mac and Chase's Mommy said...

Well said G...and I think I saw some of that glitter all the way here!!! You are a wonderful mum! You deserve the happiness you have right now...and you should enjoy the smooth face...however, I will miss the affectionate "Father Aberham" name you gave him. That made me giggle several random times.

Mist you, love you.

1:52 am  
Blogger Cathy said...

My heart is filled with so much joy looking at the picture off all of them together.
You know you did well...it's paying off now. Feel free to breath out. Everything will be ok.
Love you

2:01 am  
Blogger justLacey said...

Ahhh finally! Our Sophie is growing up ( I think the meds have helped some too don't you?) So glad she is doing well. Makes my heart sing.

11:06 am  
Blogger Julie Q said...

So sweet Helen! :)

Yes a bed will feel like heaven to her I'm sure.

1:14 pm  
Blogger Jackie T said...

What a wonderful girl that Sophie can be! I'll just say I agree with G on this one. Makes me very happy to see :)

12:35 am  
Blogger LosingSanity said...

I am so happy for you and yours! I can only imagine how happy you must be. It is a beautiful thing for sure!

4:04 am  
Blogger Stetch said...

Wow, Sophie does some awfully fantastic things sometimes doesn't she? Good for her lol.

11:08 am  

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