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motherhood after infertility

Imitator April 29, 2010

Filed under: Faith,Motherhood — Linnea @ 8:38 pm

Lately I’ve become more aware of the things I say, mainly because my words often come back to me out of Sky’s mouth. The other night she was having a bath and I’d just finished washing her hair, one of her most dreaded activities. As she rubbed the water out of her eyes she said, “See Skylar? It’s not so bad!” Yesterday I was trying to make dinner while she fussed and whined and held onto my legs. “Calm down Skylar,” I told her. Suddenly she stopped and said to herself, “Take a deep breath.”

It’s great to watch Sky’s brain at work, taking in new words and trying them out for herself. It’s also a little scary to think about how closely she’s listening to everything we say. She makes me want to be more careful. And she makes me laugh a lot. Grief over my dad’s death has become much more intense lately. I’m not really sure why it’s hitting me so hard now, other than maybe the permanence of death takes time to absorb. I am so grateful for Micah and Sky, the energy they draw out of me, and the laughter they fill our house with every day.


5 Responses to “Imitator”

  1. Nelson Says:

    what a great picture! i can’t wait to hear her talking like that…last time i saw her it was lots of volume but few actual words.

  2. Mom Says:


    What a darling… I laughed out loud reading about her saying “Take a deep breath.” She’s so intelligent! I’m so so glad we have a get-together on the docket and can’t wait to play with our little girl (and her littler brother).

  3. Weez Says:

    Bahaha! Oh my word! I just read this aloud to Biff and we both laughed :) I love her and can’t wait to see you guys in June :)

  4. julia Says:

    Oh Linni! How funny! I will never forget when the girls started talking that I became painfully aware of things I said a lot that I wasn’t even aware of. It is so sweet and also a little scary at times!! They sure do entertain you. She looks so much older in the picture. What a beauty!
    I have been thinking a lot about your dad lately, too. I will keep you all in my prayers. Hugs

  5. GG Says:

    How precious, Linni….the old saying “children are mirrors of their surroundings (or parents)” is so very true. No wonder Sky is such an intelligent cutie….and Micah will be his own, I’m sure. Love those greatgrandbabies!! This time in the lives of all of you is so tender, and important to their well-being….you and Adam are…and will be…great parents!! I know how trying they can be…this age is a breeze- compared to adulthood.
    Love ya, GG