Thursday, February 16, 2012


Wow, Inara really melted my little heart today. She has been feeling sick this week, so I have done a lot of snuggling, taking care of her, rocking her, singing etc. she just woke up from her nap, and I brought her into our bed to just lay down and rest because I wasn't quite ready to get up.  This is how our conversation went:

Me: Come here, let's snuggle
Inara: Mommy loves me. Mommy takes care of me.
Me: Your right baby, I love you so much.
Inara: I love mommy.
Me: Awe, you are so sweet (trying not to completely lose it)
Inara: Mommy love me.
Me: I sure do!
Inara: Mommy loves me because?
Me: I love you because God gave you to Mommy and Daddy to take care of.
Inara: God gave I to you?
Me: Yep, so we love you so much!
Inara: Oh

This is the first time she has said that she loves me all by her self! It is such a testament to how wonderful God is too.  You see, even though I am a nurse, I am not the most compassionate to Justin and Inara when they are sick. I think its because I work with chronically ill patients, so when they have a cold, I tend to be annoyed rather than compassionate and pleased to take care of them.  Yesterday I prayed that God would help me to be like him in the way I treat Inara "gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love"....and he DID! I haven't been frustrated with her at all...even when she kept me up from 3am-5am last night. I knew those moments when I would get to comfort her when she is sick and snuggle her will grow further and further apart.  I am so thankful God worked in my heart to really love Inara because it makes our conversation all the sweeter. She could tell I loved her by how I have been caring for her. I am blessed to be her Mommy for as long as the Lord allows!

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