After returning from a rather eventful trip to Walmart tonight with Sadie, I had had it. I was done being pregnant. I was done feeling like I tried so hard to make everyone else's life easier only to give myself disappointment. I was done waiting 20 minutes for Sadie to make her way up the stairs to our apartment while I'm holding heavy bags. I was done being tired. I was done feeling like I could never be caught up with all the the things I'm expected to do. In short, I was overwhelmed and feeling sorry for myself.
As soon as we walked through the door, I threw my bags on the kitchen counter and started crying. I just felt like giving up.
Well, it didn't take Sadie long to see what was going on. She walked right up to me and said,
"Kiss it better, Mommy?"
She then proceeded to start kissing my knees. I'm not sure why she thought it was my knees that were in pain but the location of her kisses didn't matter. Her sweet little spirit could see that I was hurting and she wanted to make it better.
After she finished kissing my knees, she grabbed the kitchen towel and said, "Wipe tears, Mommy?"
I let her and then "All better, Mommy?" were the words that came out of her mouth.
Of course her innocent and tender actions only made me cry more but they were now tears of gratitude and feeling so lucky to have this very special girl. She is constantly bringing a kind of joy into my life that I never knew was possible. And, just like tonight, she always seems to know when I need it the most.