“Wow. You sure have your hands full!!”
How do you do it all?
To be honest, when I found out I was pregnant last summer, I really had no idea how I was going to “do it.” In fact, it seemed impossible, and I admit I was angry with God for asking me to do something that looked so impossible hard.
Our house is too small, God!
– Here’s a big one, with sewing space for you too.
But how will we afford it?
– Here is a promotion and a raise for Andy.
But, God, the timing is so bad. It is ridiculous, in fact. How will I be able to care for a newborn while Andy does full-time graduate studies and full-time work?!
– Here. Your favorite babysitter ever is moving back into town and is looking for affordable housing. Have her live with you. It is good for her, and good for you.
Ok, fine. You obviously know way more than me about everything.
And, friends, let me tell you, we are missing out with the loss of multi-generational family living in the US today. You can’t even fathom how much help it is to have another adult in the house to help clean, and watch the kids, and play with them. I would like to think it was a good thing for her, as a single young woman fresh out of college, to experience what living in a family with small children is like, too.
Sadly, the time has come for her to move on to the next phase in her life, but I couldn’t let her leave without a memento of her time with us. When in doubt, make an embroidered hand print pillow!
This time I made it as a zippered pillow cover. So. much. easier. See this link for how.
Thank you, dear “Miss Maude,” for all your help this past several months in caring for our “handful.”