Monday, December 7, 2009

Church


We attend church from 10:00-1:00. The punk usually takes his morning nap from 10:00-12:00. This is potentially problematic. But we have just had to figure out a way to make it work. This means that my man and I take turns sitting out of sacrament meeting every week. We arrive at church, and one of us takes a seat in the chapel while the other heads straight to the "mother's lounge" to give the little guy his bottle and let him sleep. There have been days when I resented this process because I wanted to enjoy the spiritual lesson along with everyone else.

But yesterday...

Yesterday I realized there was no where else I'd rather be than holding my baby, who will turn one year old in 6 days and quit being a baby, and smell his head and watch his eyelids flutter and feel him breathe. When else can I just sit for an hour with the punk in my arms, snuggled in his blanket? So for now, I am thanking my lucky stars that naptime coincides with church, and that I get to spend an hour holding my little guy while he sleeps. There's nothing better.

5 comments:

Quela said...

I get to breast feed Lyla during sacrament meeting and have realized that not only do i get to hold her the whole time, but that it's much easier to listen to the talks over the speaker than it is with Roxy there wanting to talk to me the whole time. It's kinda nice.

Heather B said...

You're so right. It's a great time to just hold a sweet sleeping baby. I wish I could get mine to sleep at church. If we're lucky, she'll sleep for 30 min. instead of the normal 2 hours. You look great with those bangs btw.

Alyson said...

You look so great in that picture - and young! I'd never guess 30 was creeping up on you! ;P You look like you're in your early 20s. :)

Debra W said...

Gorgeous photo! And lovely observation. You are so right. They grow too fast. Keep enjoying the baby that is left in your baby! You are a good Mom, Meili!

At our synagogue, they put speakers in the Mother's lounge". Maybe a suggestion for your church?

Hugs,
Debbie

Brit said...

amen. funny how those things that seem inconveniences at the introduction to motherhood become some of the greatest blessings

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