Even in the Hard Times…

…I am so very glad to be a mom.

Today MM and I were in the car for a little over four hours, just the two of us.

I planned it so well making sure our little trip would be during her nap time and since the trip was only supposed to take 2.5 hours and she normally naps over 3 hours it would work out great.  Perfect plan, huh?

Well, you know what they said about the best laid plans, right?

My baby…my fabulous lover-of-sleep little one…did not sleep.  Wait, I take it back.  She did.  For the last *nine* minutes of the trip.  The rest of the 231 minutes of the trip was spent whining, wanting her hand held {it’s not safe to do, I know}, or straight up bawling.  The hyperventilating, shrill, coughing-fit type of bawling.  Hours of it.

There were three stops and lots of soothing–I was the crazy lady rocking a toddler in the Shell parking lot in Douglasville–I would be lying if I didn’t admit I got a little flustered.  And maybe I shed a few tears too.

But at the end of the day…this long, drawn-out, tiring for everyone day…I know I am so blessed.  I remember Mother’s Day three years ago and I was devestated that we *still* couldn’t get pregnant.  I know that woman back then would have done anything for a baby and even the thought of a bad car trip would have made her heart smile with joy.

And because I remember that woman I was back then–and who are we kidding, the woman I still am–I feel so blessed.  Tantrums and all.

Thank you for making me a mother–your mother–Mary Margaret.  I love you to the moon and back.

2 Responses to Even in the Hard Times…

  1. Ellen May 9, 2011 at 7:39 am #

    When we flew to Europe, my son slept the last 30 minutes of the 9 hour flight! So, I can totally relate!

  2. Joyce Hughes May 9, 2011 at 10:54 am #

    It’s a matter of perspective; isn’t it? You are able to see both sides because of the experiences you have had. Those experiences and your point of view of them are what makes you who you are- a most wonderful person and mother.

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