Monday, November 10, 2014

grateful heart || for my village

It takes a village.  A saying I've often heard.  And once I became a mom, I totally got it.  This whole parenting gig, it's hard.  And my village has changed and evolved over the years.  The core has remained the same, but it's definitely a village...one Steve & I are so grateful for.


Last week I was put on bedrest by my doctor for the remainder of my pregnancy. Bedrest is a hard thing for everyone. I still feel fine, fully capable to do all the normal things I regularly do. But I can't. Actually I shouldn't. For the health and well-being of the baby and me.

So in steps our village.....

Dana: driving Claire home from school
Cassy: making the sweetest "bed rest care package"
Holly: getting preemie boy clothes, just in case
Amie: giving up a Saturday to teach me all things "cloth diapers"
My MIL: making the best meals for us & driving Claire to & from school
My Mom: driving me to doc appt's and taking Claire to her house for a few days
Rhonda: taking Claire home after school on Friday to play
Students & Families: making care packages for me
Friends: texting, calling, emailing, making sure I'm ok, asking if I need anything
Katie: spending the day at the hospital with me

I'm so incredibly grateful for each of these people. Thankful for the way they've stepped in to serve and help and cover my regular mom duties now that I can't. Thankful for the way they've loved on my girl, therefore loving Steve & me, too.  My heart is so overwhelmed with gratefulness, for our tribe...to our tribe, and the way they've shown once again that they love us and would do anything for us.

Ember Grey's Grateful Heart Linkup

25 comments:

Sarah said...

Community can be so hard to find! Once I find it, I am always so grateful for it. It sounds like you have an excellent one!

Cassie Lee said...

Hang in there!

Lifeplus1 said...

I could not agree more Amy!!!

I was just commenting on Bug & Boo's blog that she's so incredibly fortunate to have parents who will babysit for her. We live so far away from family that we had to learn the hard way how difficult it is to raise a child without the support of family nearby. It's a wonderful thing that you have such a big support system.

All the best to you and I hope you are able to use this time to relax and meditate.

V
Life+1

Meagan said...

This is SO true! And you are so blessed to have such an amazing village. Also, I'm interested to hear how cloth diapering goes for you, I've always been interested. Keep cooking that babe!

Melissa Camacho said...

OMG it's SO SO true. it absolutely takes a village. I don't know what I'd do without my friends and family. You're SO blessed to have such amazing, loving people around to help you when you need it most. :)

Angie @chasingmyhalo.com said...

How thoughtful to dedicate this post to the people that help you! I don't have kids yet but I can only imagine how much help is needed! Hope everything goes very smoothly for you!

Sarah @ 12 Twenty Seven said...

Sounds like you and your family are surrounded by amazing people! I love when others step up to take care of the ones they love! Been praying for you pretty girl! ❤️

Amy @ Set Free said...

It's so true...I'm not one to have tons of friends, so the community I have is a treasure! And when they embrace my entire family, it's just perfect!

Amy @ Set Free said...

Thanks friend!

Amy @ Set Free said...

Thank you! Yes, all our family has made this so much easier. We've talked about moving somewhere cheaper, but always come back to the fact that we'd rather spend more money to live in a place close to family!

Amy @ Set Free said...

So blessed!! And yes...I'm curious to see how it goes, too!! :) Having my friend show us all the tricks and tips sure did ease my mind. We'll see!!

Amy @ Set Free said...

Thank you! I agree...we are so blessed...I don't take any of it for granted!

Amy @ Set Free said...

I honestly don't know how people do it without good friends and family around! It sure would make things so much harder! Plus, it's so important for kids to see all the people who are invested in them and love them!

Amy @ Set Free said...

Thank you friend!! The prayers are so appreciated! And yes, I have amazing people.

Emily @ Ember Grey. said...

I'm proud of you, Amy! I know this can't be easy, especially for someone who is so naturally "go go go" but you're doing a good job! :) You guys have been so blessed with so many wonderful people to show you love in so many different ways, it warms my heart! I'll be giving thanks for your village tonight when I pray for you and Judy! :)

TheAdventuresofBugandBoo said...

You have a whole slew of amazing people in your life!! Having that support network is priceless. I'm thankful for each and every one of them for you!!

Jennifer Padilla Cuellar said...

I'm so glad you have help and support! Praying for you! It's not always easy to sit back and let other do for you. You are in my prayers. Hugs to C!

Amy @ Set Free said...

Thank you friend. Yes, it's hard to slow down, but I can see the necessity of it. It's given me time to focus on things I haven't had the time to in awhile, so I'm grateful for that! And thanks for your prayers...they mean SO MUCH!!

Amy @ Set Free said...

Thank you, yes, I feel so incredibly blessed! I think I started to take my tribe for granted...now this happens and I am reminded once again of how incredibly blessed and loved we are!

Amy @ Set Free said...

Thanks Jennifer! We appreciate the prayers!!

Rhonda said...

So happy that you are doing what is best for you and the baby. I feel so blessed to be a part of this journey with you. Thank you for the blog and thank you for the wonderful thoughts.

Amy @ Set Free said...

Thank you! I'm so grateful you are part of this journey...seriously couldn't do it without encouraging friends like you!

Annie Skinner said...

So happy you have help and support! (:

Amy @ Set Free said...

Thanks Annie! Yes, we are very blessed! :)

Jenna Brussee said...

I'm sorry to hear that you are on bedrest. It's always so encouraging to see how friends and family come through for you in times like these, though. I'm glad to hear you have such a wonderful "village" to help you out right now. Thanks for sharing with Hump Day Happenings!