Monday, September 22, 2008

Scary

So yesterday we went to church like normal and Allison decided that she was hungry. We only had about 20 minutes left of church and so I decided that I would just go home to feed her...we don't really have a place to nurse a baby in our rented building, and we had two cars in the parking lot. So I get Allison all ready, trying to hurry because she is hungry (although she is very patient compared to how Hannah was). I open the door to the van with the key, so it is still in my hand while I'm trying to get her strapped into the car and I accidentally hit the lock button so the horn beeps. I decide to just put the key up in the front seat so that I don't set off the panic button or something. Then I closed the door and try to get into the car. Of course, you can probably guess that the door is locked...all of them. Um, PANIC...I just locked my hungry 3 month old in the car and I am almost certain that the other set of keys, besides the ones sitting on the front seat are in the diaper bag...also in the car. Anyways, Nate's dad called some guy who coached Nate's sister's basketball team when she was in high school and he came as quickly as he could and got the car unlocked for us. Granted this all still took about 25 minutes of Allison crying in the car, which was warmer than it needed to be, but luckily it wasn't a hot day, and she keeps looking at me through the window like why aren't you helping me mom! So while this is all going on I'm thinking two things 1)guilt, because I did this to her (there was maybe some crying to go along with this) and 2) I wish somehow I could be the one suffering instead of her...it just didn't seem fair! Later yesterday afternoon I was thinking back to an article I had read in the Ensign about a woman who saw her grandson burn his hand on a hot curling iron and how she wished that she could take away the pain and how it ended up teaching her more about the Savior and His suffering for each of us. It got me thinking about how much we learn from being parents! No wonder Adam and Eve were commanded to multiply and replenish the earth and so are we. Without these little ones I know that I would miss out on SOOOO many lessons that Heavenly Father wants to teach me. It is amazing how much children teach you about love...pure, unconditonal love, and so many other lessons, like patience ! :) I am so grateful for Hannah and Allison and all that I have learned from them so far, and all that I know I will continue to learn from them. What a blessing they are to me!

8 comments:

Eliza said...

Sounds like it was an eventful day! But gald to know things turned out ok. I agree about learning so much from your kids. How grateful I am to have people feel the same way!!!

Dre said...

I wanted to cry for you. I totally agree with you about kids teaching us so much about life. You are a wonderful mom!

chrissybeagle said...

Sarah==
Im glad everything is ok! :) I wanted to call you after church on sunday but only had nates number...i asked robert what yours was and he said you might have been embarrassed so I didnt want to bother you but was praying for your...i can empahtise and I am glad you felt comforted in the end...scary as it is! Luckily they might never remember...but we do! and youre right about the lessons! we were just discussing that during FHE tonight...the sacrifice of HF through the savior...HIS SON...makes me grateful! :) and it just goes to show how strong you are that you took something positive away from it!

chrissybeagle said...

Sarah==
Im glad everything is ok! :) I wanted to call you after church on sunday but only had nates number...i asked robert what yours was and he said you might have been embarrassed so I didnt want to bother you but was praying for your...i can empahtise and I am glad you felt comforted in the end...scary as it is! Luckily they might never remember...but we do! and youre right about the lessons! we were just discussing that during FHE tonight...the sacrifice of HF through the savior...HIS SON...makes me grateful! :) and it just goes to show how strong you are that you took something positive away from it!

Andrews family said...

Glad to hear everything was okay! We all have those moments when we look back and go "Ack! What was I thinking??" It's good our little ones are so patient with us.

Oh, and about Turbo Jam... it's about 45 mins a day, so probably not short. Buuut I love it so I manage to find the time. I don't know how it would work with two kiddos, tho!

Ryan & Keri said...

This happened to me a month ago--I so feel your pain. Totally SCARY! However, I learned that you can call the police if this happens, and then by law they have to come if there is an infant in the car. I'm glad things worked out. And I know what you mean about wanting to take away your child's pain. I was discussing this with someone at church not long ago, and they brought up how this is the world's view of parenting. They love their children so much that they take away their pain. But Heavenly Father loves us so much that He blesses us with opportunities to grow through struggles of pain and tribulation. You are so right on about children teaching us, Sarah. Motherhood is AMAZING!!! And you are a wonderful mother!

Janint said...

Thanks for sharing this. You are a great Mom! I'm glad you got help on time and everything worked out. I'm sure Nate was worry for you and Alison as well. Yes, children teach us so much and give us a glimpse of our Heavenly Father's inconditional love. Whenever you want I can tell you the story about a screwdriver stuck in Samantha's head close to his ear, Shane on call in residency and a Mom feeling so scared and guilty :)

ValSterByDe said...

what a great perspective... I wanted to cry as you started telling the story, but the lesson you took from it is so awe inspiring...