|The two Kimmys - Little Mama and Little Kimmy|
Well, well, well... Wouldn't you know, the good Lord above has decided to teach me a lesson in humility, and He's been forcing me to learn how to accept help graciously. You might think this is an easy lesson to learn, but for me, it is not. Because I am a typical Type A personality who likes to be in control of every aspect of my life.
That being said, I have learned there are no coincidences in life - every single thing happens for a reason. Pope John Paul II said it, and that simple phrase has resonated with me ever since I heard it, and I have seen it in action. Truly, there are no coincidences.
So thank God and the heavens above for the entrance of Kimmy, "Little Mama," into my life, because she has been helping me above and beyond, lately. In fact, I don't know what I would do without her love and suppport right now!
I do know I have others who would do anything for me, and I do mean anything, and I feel their love every day. My beloved best friend from high school, Nikki, and my cherished sister, Nicoley. And of course my parents and Brady's mom. Together with Kimmy, these people all have one thing in common - they love my babies as much as I do, and even me. The only fly in the ointment is that all-important "location-location-location..."
Which is why I believe God sent Kimmy into my life. She and I have so much in common, as I've written about in past posts, but it goes beyond that. She and I truly love each other and we love each other's kiddos and both of our families just mesh really well. We are like a family, only we don't have all the family garbage. Our children are like cousins, and they cherish every moment they spend together, just like Kimmy and I do.
Still, it is hard for me to allow someone to step in and help me. That Type A personality flaw of wanting to do everything on my own, be everything to everyone, never needing anything from anyone else, being totally self-sufficient... All that makes asking for a little assitance tough to take. But I am learning to accept help and to swallow my pride and to toss the guilt out the window. When I shared with my mother that it was hard for me, she said, "Oh good grief! Get over it! Kim is happy to do it and it probably makes her feel good, too. Don't be ridiculous!" Believe it or not, my mother saying that helped me...
Kimmy gave me the coolest quote on a beautiful piece of paper the other day (which is now on my fridge above the pictures of her babies). It says, "Knit your hearts with an unslipping knot." It is from Shakespeare... I love that! And really, that phrase tells the whole story of what we have done. Because from meeting her to literally learning how to knit from her, we have tied our hearts together forever with an unslipping knot.
In the picture above, you see Little Mama with our dear friend Hot Mama's baby, whose name is also Kim. The two Kimmys - aren't they beautiful?! Yes! Yes, they are. Thank you for coming into my life, Little Mama - you are amazing, and I love you!