Tuesday, October 12, 2010

progress

mason was born.

760 days later, we left him in the nursery and he STAYED THERE!!! and there was rejoicing in heaven.

no hysterics.


no violent protests.


no non-calming and eventual vomiting on poor, unsuspecting servants of the Lord.

no number appearing on the screen saying, "please get your kid before the nursery workers completely lose it..."

after moving, church hunting, numerous manipulative tactics that never worked...

after the "just leave him, he'll be fine" followed by the pager going off, the number on the screen, the vomit...
after volunteering ourselves and staying with him the entire service...

after fervent pleading with the almighty God...

finally.
finally, we left him there and came back after church and he was smiling!

laughing!


i thought this day would never come.

great is your reward in heaven, robert and kelly, the best nursery workers on the face of this beautiful earth.

4 comments:

Heather said...

Oh, I feel your pain and completely understand your appreciation of those saintly nursery workers! To have an uninterrupted and peaceful 30 minutes or an hour to spend with God while in church, while your little ones are happily occupied in another part...a taste of heaven, to be certain.

Congratulations on this milestone!

The Lindgren's said...

Please, please...I hope this is not my lot too. Lucas will not stay in the nursery alone for anything....I guess I only have about 395 days to go....

Stef said...

Hallelujiah! Those are the best days. When you can totally convince your child that there are other people out there who can substitute for you for a few hours. Ahhhhhh. Congratulations!

Shires Family said...

Oh my goodness!! I'm sooo happy for you! :) Yay Mason!!!!