Often times with the kids I have these simple epiphanies that take my breath away. A thought so simple yet something that has so much magnitude to it. My sweet Apple, being the third, came into a world that was full of love and chaos. She has a personality that is easy going, rarely upset, sweet as pie. She’s basically a dream baby. She loves to watch all the commotion and rarely wants to be the center of attention. She is perfectly content. Often times I will watch her just sit and look out the window or quietly look through a book in her room. She doesn’t demand attention and her little spirit is something that I could certainly learn from. She is precious in every way. She’s cautious of anyone that isn’t me or Chris and buries her face in my neck if someone approaches. She has a sweet little shy spirit. A personality that needs to be pursued a bit before she will trust you.
Well a few weeks ago she had to be taken to the doctor for some stitches. A small accident in the backyard that led to Chris popping her in the car and me rushing the other two to my parents so I could head up there as well. I was standing in the waiting room to check in and it hit me. While I have three little lives that my love flows to. Three little people that my thoughts and affections surround, I am her one mom.
She was sitting in a doctor’s room with her eyes glued to the door waiting for one person to walk through,
That is so simple yet it left me near to tears. Forever I will be her mama. The person she calls in need, the person who can hug away the hurts and rock her in the night. I am mom, her one mom. The whole magnitude of that, so simple, took my breath away in the line waiting for my girl.
My little easy going Apple needs me and I need her too.
On church on Sunday, I am the one she is waiting to see arrive and the one she cries for in the night. Forever I will be her mama.
I love my baby girl so much.