September 02, 2009

Miracle of Miracles

So, to most people and families this would not be a big deal, but it's a significant and unexpected accomplishment for us....Sadie survived an entire hour in nursery this past Sunday with out us!

Here's how it all went down: Ben had Sadie during Sunday School because I was teaching. Well, she decided to put on a little show for everyone by depositing a little present in her diaper. She even provided sound effects and a nice red, grunting face.

After I changed her diaper in the mother's lounge (which happened to also leak...yuck!) I asked Ben to watch her for a minute while I disposed of the diaper and cleaned myself up. Well, the mother's lounge is right next to the nursery, and the nursery leader (Marie) walked out into the hall to fill up the kids' sippy cups and saw Sadie. So, our dear little Sadie got of glimpse of all the kids playing and must have thought they looked a lot more fun than we did, because she attached herself to Marie and followed her right into nursery.

Upon emerging from the restroom and realizing that Ben was Sadieless I became a bit concerned. At first I thought he'd lost her or let someone take her (which she would never happily tolerate), but no, he informed he she had willingly chosen to go into nursery.

Walked there herself, even!

I waited around for 5 minutes - fully expecting her to have a meltdown. When that didn't happen I decided to go to class. I sat there the entire hour and then rushed to find Sadie after church had ended. Well, she was have a ball popping bubbles in the arms of the nursery leader!

Sadie is still very much a 'mommy's girl' and barely even allows Ben to hold her. I expected it to take 6 months to a year before she would stay in nursery without crying.

It should also be mentioned that this breakthrough happens to coincide with my new (for the fifth time) calling to serve in young womens. I was concerned about how I would juggle my calling and Sadie during church, but I guess this solves my problem!

Hopefully, each week Sadie will be as enthused and cooperative as this last!


Unknown said...

Yay! That truly is a blessing. I love the post title, too, by the way. We just watched Fiddler on the Roof this past Sunday so I have the line "Wonder of wonders, Miracle of miracles" stuck in my head :) And congratulations on your new calling. The YW are lucky to have you!

Kimmy said...

Yay for sadie!!!! I could just imagine in my head her look of curiosity when she saw the nursery kids playing and walking in. oh how i miss that little girl.
PS im glad she liked my video. that was the best response i could have gotten!

Johnson Family said...

How wonderful for all of you! I hope Sadie will continue to attend nursery willingly and happily and that she'll realize she will have a lot more fun there for a couple hours of church.
What is your calling in the YW?

Alicia said...

My 'new' calling is to be the first counselor (this is the third time in 2 years). The girls are really sweet, and I enjoy YWs. It will be a nice change to go from having ornery, non-talkative boys at the crack of dawn to have sweet, social girls on beautiful Sunday afternoons! :)

Lori said...

Oh, for cryin' out loud... I just now noticed what your calling is, and I've read this post before. Congrats! It'll be great working with you... kind of! :)

Alicia said...

9/13/2009: Disaester! When I tried to leave Sadie screamed like she was being tortured alive. Ben took her during YWs so I could teach. She did have a cold, so maybe next week when she is feeling more healthy will go better!