December 18, 2009

NO ONE TO FETCH FOR ME

Yesterday I went to my knitting friend's house to relax and hang out. It was great. Her family wouldn't let me lift a finger and took care of me all day: her husband walked my dog in the cold, her boys fetched me things all day, and she kept refilling my water glass. That last one made me especially happy.

The other night, I decided I was thirsty and that I should get up and go downstairs to get some water. And before I could get up, the baby started "playing." She was being very bouncy and was punching the top of my uterus with her little fist. I started pushing back at her, and she'd punch again. It was like we were playing a game. And I loved sitting there playing with her, but I desperately wanted that glass of water too. I knew that if I stood up and walked downstairs, she'd move positions and the game would be over.

And in that moment, I hated being in this house alone. I just wanted to look over at my husband and ask him to go get me some water and then come back to the sofa and keep playing with us. I wanted to have it both ways, the water and the game, and that's not possible when I'm alone.

I just desperately wanted someone to run grab that water for me. And I had no one.

Posted by: Sarah at 08:15 AM | Comments (2) | Add Comment
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Sarah,

 

While I know you didn’t mean it to be, this post is a perfect example of what we often hear but never truly fully appreciate regarding our military families making sacrifices.

 

While I’m sorry that you had no one in that moment, I’m so grateful for you, Sarah, and your husband.

 

Best Wishes.

 

P.S. Camel Back?

Posted by: tim at December 18, 2009 09:52 AM (CnABi)

2 It sucks that y'all can't be together during this wonderful period in your lives... But, again, I am so happy you have this period, waiting for your child to arrive...

Posted by: Miss Ladybug at December 18, 2009 08:07 PM (vqKnu)

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