When we were first married, Troy and I would always watch the tv show, "Mad About You". We worked or were in school all day long, came home after 9 each night, ate dinner or played cards with friends, then watched this show before we went to bed.
Wish I still had that much energy. I'm getting old.
Back to the subject...
Paul and Jamie, (the main characters), had a baby girl towards the end of the series. They were having trouble coming up with a name for her. As they were heading to the hospital, Jamie's mother told her, "Remember, Mothers always bring extra love."
Jamie remembered that and used it to name the baby - Mabel.
I have remembered that for a long time, now, yes, almost 13 years. I think I need to write it down and post it on my bathroom mirror or my fridge. There are times when I seem to forget to love my girls. We are so busy disciplining them or ignoring them that we forget to love them. I know I don't spend enough time playing with them. Sometimes I feel I rob time from one to give to another. I guess these are all results of having children close in age.
When I was pregnant with Averie, I was having a really hard time understanding how I would be able to love her as much as I loved Camdyn. I didn't think I would have as much love left to give to her, because I loved Cam so much. So, I crochet her a blanket, hoping the project would help me feel closer to my unborn baby. I'm not sure if it did, I think so, and the blanket turned out awful, but anyway...
The day Averie was born, I left the hospital while I was in labor just so I could go give Camdyn love before Averie was born. I couldn't stand the thought of taking some of my love away to give to her baby sister.
But, as soon as Aves was born, I realized that I wasn't taking love away from Camdyn, I was adding another person to give love to her. I don't understand how I was able to continue to love Camdyn as much but also love this new little one just as much. It's just a miraculous thing.
Now that we have 3 little girls, I see it all over again. I love Delcie just as much as I love her big sisters. I would give each of them anything they asked for if I could. I don't understand how this multiplication of love works, but it's amazing.
This was just something that Troy and I were talking about tonight. It's a scary thing being a parent, you hold a big responsibility for the tiny lives God has loaned you for a little while. But, it's also a wonderful thing, being able to teach these little children about the world, and themselves, and God.
Don't forget, bring extra love.