3.20.2008

Magical Moment

I think I may have just experienced one of the most special moments with Bridger since he was a little babe. I don't know how to explain it, but it was magical for me. Bridger hadn't taken a nap today (expect for the 7 minutes in the truck on our ride home from town). I really needed him to take a nap so I could work on my talk for church Sunday. He was refusing to take a nap and didn't want to be in his bed. I finally decided that he was just going to have to cry for a little bit while I worked on my talk. He eventually cried himself to sleep. I found a talk online and got it printed just before he started screaming again. I went to check on him and found him very upset, but I'm not sure why. I picked him up and held him while he laid his head on my shoulder and cuddled me. He CUDDLED me!! This may sound insignificant for those of you with cuddly little kiddos, but Bridger isn't the cuddling type, I can rarely get him to even sit on my lap. I sat down in the chair and just let him cuddle me. It lasted for at least 15 minutes. I just sat there thinking, "This is one of Heavenly Father's tender mercies. Through all the screaming, hitting, throwing, and frustration this little boy still loves me, and I love him" It was a miracle. I have been struggling with a TWO year old boy lately, and don't know if I'm making good choices in discipline and everything else that it takes to raise a child. This was my answer, that I'm doing OK and I will make it through. Thank you B for sharing this with me today, I love you so much, you are my little man!!

4 comments:

Jessie said...

How sweet! You have every right to be emotional about this! I want to be cuddled!

Andersons said...

Aww, what an awesome story! It's those little moments that keep us moms going. You are a FANTASTIC mother whether he cuddles you or not. That's just an added perk. :-)

Lori said...

well holy schmoley we didn't know you guys had a fun little blog! I'm going to say it's because our husbands don't know how to communicate, whadda think? I was reading fausetts blog and saw your name....Bridger is adorable and so big! What a cute little family! And Rusty's tongue has grown so much too :)You must be proud! I'm glad you're happy and loving life :) Hopefully we'll see you soon!

Tristie said...

oh, anne. i am so happy for you and this great, momentous miracle. It IS most definitely a tender mercy. One that you deserve so much! Being a parent is HARD. Thanks for sharing your little (big) success!