It’s the Little Things

We again had snow yesterday, and of course I had to work on Tuesday night. But I had planned it so I did’nt have to drive in the snow, I carpooled with my co worker. On the way home (On Valentines Day) my best friend called me, she had just been for an ultrasound to check on how her pregnancy was going, and they discovered that the baby’s heart rate was only 60 and that it had stopped growing. She has an appointment on Monday for another ultrasound, followed by the procedure. As you can imagine she is devastated, and all I can give her is words of comfort, support and to be there for her. Because in this situation it is only she who truely understands what she is going through. So the rest of the drive home was very quiet, I just thought this is her memory of Valentines Day, but I also hope she has the memory of family and friends to support her and being there for her. I thought Valentines Day (like other holidays) is so commercialised and over inflated, and do I want my children thinking only of how many cards they get etc. I arrived home my girls in their pj’s(as school was cancelled) came running out and gave me a big hug and a kiss, my son said Hi and smiled (this is equal to a kiss and hug at his age). Dh came home from work early (as his job was closed too) and told me go to bed and I’ll watch the kids. When I got up he had coffee ready for me. It is these little things that show love, not the big cards, candy and flowers (Yes I did wake up to the most beautiful roses), but I just realised its all those little things, like my husband starting my car up in the morning so it is warm when I get in it, scraping the ice of my windows, coffee ready when I wake up, my kids handmade cards, the smiles on their faces when I come home. It is these little things that make me feel appreciated and loved, and I hope that my children are learning that it is all about the little things, about giving not receiving. It is like the snow outside my window, simple, pure and beautiful.

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6 Comments

  1. aleakamh said,

    February 15, 2007 at 12:15 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about your friend’s baby! I will keep them in my prayers. My Sister-in-law lost a baby a few years ago- it ws awful for her and for those who love them.
    Aren’t the small things wonderful!

  2. Chris said,

    February 15, 2007 at 2:41 pm

    Your poor friend… 😦

    Did you read Yarn Harlot yesterday? She had a wonderful post about Valentine’s Day.

  3. scout said,

    February 15, 2007 at 3:10 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about your friend Paula. That’s really so devastating.
    xo

  4. ann said,

    February 16, 2007 at 6:46 am

    it really is the little things! best wishes for your friend ….

  5. Dipsy D. said,

    February 17, 2007 at 3:40 am

    I’m so very sorry to hear about your friend’s baby. How very sad.

  6. knittymama said,

    February 18, 2007 at 6:43 pm

    You said it so perfectly. Keeping your friend in my thoughts…


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