June 29, 2008
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.