June 29, 2008

Be Satisfied


















As many mothers know, getting ready in the morning can be a hassle. Especially with more than one child. The other morning both Spencer and I were having a tough time getting ready with the girls. While finishing my face, Nora, was never ceasing with questions of, "What's this Mom," or "What are you doing Mom." as Aubrey was getting anxious for Mama and starting to cry and tug at my leg.

Because we were rushing I could not attend to every request of my children so while answering some of Nora's questions I grabbed the closest safe looking thing and handed it to Aubrey.

Ten minutes later Spencer informed me that I needed to check on what baby was up to. Lo and behold there she was, content as can be with what I had given her. Sucking on it like it had been her binky.

I guess the top of a Mylicon bottle can be mistaken for a binky yet the thought came to me how cool it was that she was happy and content with what I had given her. My child, without knowing, was teaching me a lesson on life.

We are each given talents, traits, blessings, many things and at times we wish we had others and are not satisfied with what we have or with what we are given. I think Alma in the Book of Mormon said it best, "O that I were an angel, and could have the wish of mine heart...But behold, I am a man, and do sin in my wish; for I ought to be content with the things which the Lord hath allotted unto me."

Funny looking as it was, Aubrey, left me feeling happy for what I have been given and wanting to make the best of what I have.

10 comments:

Jas & Cam Fam said...

What a neat post! That is a reminder for all of us. Don't the little ones always teach it best?!
I noticed Aubrey is wearing the shirt I gave her!
I still continue to pray for your family. I hope things are getting better.

Sleepless In St. George said...

what a cutie....hope your lesson went ok yesterday....but thanks for the lesson you gave me just now!

DJ and Stephanie Moss said...

SO CUTE!!! Great way to find out that we need to be more thankful for what we've got!

Jadi said...

My kids have taught me a lot of lessons like that too. It is amazing how much we learn from our children.

Darin and Haylee said...

That is a really cute story. I also really love that picture!

nsbs said...

just wanted to say thanks for the song suggestions...I love folk rock/acoustic music so brandi Carlisle is perfect for me!

Julie said...

oh my goodness! It has been way too long since I have seen you and your adorable family! She is GORGEOUS! I loved your message as well! We need to try and get together sometime soon...

Kelli said...

Marleen - you are an inspiration! It is so nice to see someone take an everyday stressful situation and turn it into a beautiful lesson. I cannot believe how big Aubrey is! I love the pic's they are priceless

Mandy said...

very cute post. one of the things i love most about having children is how much i learn from them about the simplest things in life like being satisfied. :)

The Gunnerson Family said...

Way to always look for a lesson in everyday situations. I love the makeshift pacifier! Aubrey looks so cute.