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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Dear Ollie,

My pants are too tight. You are only the size of a lentil bean.

That's not right.

God has been doing some amazing knitting.

You are busy growing lungs, arms and legs, eyes and ears, with a little heart pumping twice as fast as mine.

Me?

I. Am. Tired.

Yesterday, I had to lie down after lunch. I set the alarm clock so that I would not rest too long and not be able to grocery shop before the bus came.

Earlier in the week, I had to set the alarm for 10:50 am because I was watching a movie with Rachel and Megan and was afraid I'd be sleeping when Garrett's bus came.

I'm so exhausted that I'm considering putting Rachel back in diapers because I don't feel up to potty training! I mean, when kids at school start teasing her, she'll decide to use the potty, right?

In my current state of exhaustion I am praying that I can avoid the sickness that comes next. But I know that whatever I go through on my way to your birth will be worth it.

Just the thought of your soft, silky hair on my cheek next summer makes me just not care that I hardly have enough energy to brush my own right now. (And trust me, I've got your sister's and brother's newborn pictures to prove that it is highly unlikely that you will be born bald.)

My life is already being changed by you.

My heart is already filled with love for you.

My prayers are already asking God to protect you as you grow and to draw you close to Him, into a personal relationship with Jesus.

Love,
Mom

Now, I'm going to go lie down.

4 comments:

Amie@HeartSmiles said...

How sweet!

:)
AMie

Kristin said...

Robin, I just wanted to let you know how thankful I am that God made you with the beautiful, thoughtful heart that you have!!!!! And I look forward to sharing moments with you with Ollie and watching him change and grow along with all the other kids. It will be interesting to see go through all the stages from teen to infant. :0) The girls could be getting married by the time Ollie is 12 or 13. Yikes! Anyway, I love you and your whole family!

Kristin said...

Oops! I forgot to tell you to go get some rest! :O)

Kristin said...

I also forgot to say thank You God for Ollie!