Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Some days I think it would be hilarious if a camera crew followed SiSi and I around. Some sort of reality TV show that was about the day in the life of a SAHM (stay at home mom). In reality, most days are full of the same ol same ol, but we try to make it interesting. I say we, by that I mean me. There isn't much planning that my almost 5 month old does these days.

Today would have been a great day for that TV show to start. But then I wonder what you all would really think of me. I do some pretty ridiculous things to get my little one to laugh. Probably because that laugh melts my heart. It is the cutest thing she does and she rarely does it. When I finally get it out of her I do whatever started the laugh over and over again.

Well, I hate to admit this but today what did it was hissing like a cat. I know. It sounds ridiculous. But something made me do it this afternoon and she laughed out loud each time. I've continued doing it all day and she loves it. The problem here is that everything that makes our dear one laugh is extremely ridiculous to show other people. I think she secretly knows she is making her mama look this way and can't help laughing at me.

The second reason why today would have been great for a camera crew, you guessed it: downpour. The reason why this word is the title of my post is because it caused me some good laughs today. Siena has finally gotten into a routine with naps which is great for time to get things done at home but hard when it comes to leaving the house. We have a longer window after her second nap to go out and do something; usually a walk around the neighborhood. Today I had coupons for Tillamook yogurt, which if you haven't tried... you really should. It's THE best yogurt & since it's made in the great Pacific Northwest it has to be good. I decided that instead of our normal walk we would head to the grocery store. I never take Siena to the grocery store because I have an amazing mom who comes and watches her when I need to go.

We left at 2:15 and it was not raining at all. I actually thought, "Wow, it's not raining." Right when we pulled out of the driveway it started sprinkling. A prayer was said that went something like, "Jesus, please make it stop raining before we get to the store." It started to really pour. He knew that what was coming was more fun than the alternative. When we got to the store it was really raining and we basically live down the street. I got out of the car to put the Baby Bjorn on since Siena is so much happier in it than in the car seat. As we were walking into the store, well - a little more like jogging, I had my hands over Siena's head to try to keep the rain from pouring into her little eyes and the woman leaving the store gave me a nasty dirty look. I couldn't help but laugh. I'm sorry... I didn't know it would be raining when I got here! I'm sorry, my baby would be screaming the whole time if she were covered up in her car seat! Multiple people looked at me crazily as I walked the isles & we got what we needed and left. Multiple times I just laughed, this is my adventurous side these days!

As I sit here and listen to Siena cry... it's nap time & she isn't having it. I am reminded of the way that my relationship with my daughter can image my relationship with my Father. Siena is choosing the lesser right now as she wants to be awake - obviously not the most healthy or necessary option. I have to let her cry to learn what is best. Sometimes I think that the Lord looks at us this way. The Lord loves us with an infinite love, he promises to and sometimes that means allowing us to learn as he guides us. He tells us that he will never leave us or forsake us. I cling to these promises because I know that I am a work in progress. I am not finished yet. The sanctifying work that the Holy Spirit is doing in my heart and life isn't done! Hallelujah! I am my Heavenly Father's baby girl and he is teaching me and molding me into maturity, the same way that I want to teach and mold my sweet Siena Joy.

JOB Day 19- What precious promises of our Savior do you cling to?

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  1. Wow lucky you for having someone watch the baby whenever you need to go anywhere. Not so lucky over here... my girls go with me EVERYWHERE!

  2. Yeah, not whenever though! Probably once or twice a week & it is nice! I love my mama. How are you Christy? Can't wait for you to meet Siena some day!