Wednesday, November 7, 2007

BABIES AND DISILLUSIONMENT


Have you ever noticed how on all the commercials for baby products that the babies are either sleeping peacefully or smiling? Before I had my first child I remember older, wiser women saying, "Enjoy the time that you have to yourself before that baby comes!" Well at the time I wasn't thrilled to hear that. I was so excited to hold my little precious bundle of joy. Every baby product commercial threw me into lala land and all I could think of was my studly husband peeking in on the little one in the middle of the night in our designer Ralph Lauren nursery while I'm sawing logs in the room next door. But my daydreams became fuzzy real quick after our little bundle of joy really arrived and the longing for just a few hours of shut eye set in. Of course we do experience precious moments with our children that we will forever hold dear. But there are those days where they can wreak havoc. Needless to say, today was one of those days! But as I was praying today, the Lord reminded me of my priorities. These are short, priceless days that I have with my girls and beneath all of the exhaustion is a heart overflowing with gratitude for the gift of our children.

2 comments:

Erin said...

I love your blog,Carly! It's hard to remember life before kids sometimes, isn't it! I thought I knew what it would be like when my baby was born, but even the most prepared person is in for a shock! I definately agree with you, though, that no matter how crazy things get we should enjoy every minute with our kids because they grow up so fast! I can't wait to read more about the Burrell family activities! Love you, cuz! :)

Alan said...

AWESOME. AND MY FIRST BLOG (IM OLD) XO UAL