We are constantly amazed at how much Abigail is able to understand and how much she actually teaches us. This week, there were a couple of major lessons learned from her that stand out.
1. She has an aunt that is having the same problems conceiving a child that Paul and I went through. I understand how frustrating and heartbreaking it is. Well, I was telling Abby that we needed to pray for her aunt to help her have a baby. She said, "We will have to pray a LOT!" I agreed and said something like, "Well, she is lucky to have you praying for her because your prayers count extra, I think." She looked at me like an adult would and said, very gently (so that I would truly understand), "Mummy, Heavenly Father listens to everyone's prayers because he loves everyone." (Silly, me... she's right, of course).
2. I was having a really rough day physically on Sunday. Every time I stood up to do anything, those dumb, Braxton Hicks "practice" contractions would start and let me tell you, they can be painful... plus I had pulled a few ligaments and the babies were working together to try to stretch me out and make things as uncomfortable as possible. The last straw came when I started making sandwiches for lunch. The contractions started, so I pulled up a stool to sit as I prepared them. Well, that didn't work at all and after making 2 measly sandwiches, I couldn't do any more so I fell back in my chair and started to cry... I mean, if I can't make sandwiches for my family, I really am of no REAL usefulness and things are not going to get easier for months! I was trying to hold back for Abby's sake, and said, "Don't worry, I just need a drink of water and to lie down for a little while." I wasn't paying much attention, but she immediately jumped down from the table, went and got her "Cars" cup and filled it with water, brought it to me and said, "Here's some water, Mummy. Will this make you feel better?" Well, I really lost it then. I gave her a huge hug and told her how much I loved her and quickly went to my bed before she could see anymore. What a sweet girl. How did I ever get so amazingly lucky in the family department?