There is something about feeling needed. Last night when I went to bed I was really tired, but the happiest I have been in a long time because yesterday was such a full day. I had actually been "needed" yesterday.
I know that sounds silly. After all, I am a Mom. I am needed every day. My boys need me to make meals, wash clothes, drive them in carpool, help them with homework, etc.... I realize all that. Somehow this was just different.
I woke up yesterday morning and got the boys ready for school. My BIL dropped baby sis off at my house on his way to work so that I could take her to the hospital during the day to take care of the babies. After we dropped Big Guy off in carpool we headed down. The hospital gave us a little tiny room to take the girls in so that my sister could nurse the girls and while she was nursing one girl I was able to hold, snuggle and change the diaper and clothing of the other girl. I was in heaven. Pure heaven.
When we left, I followed my sister's directions as to what she wanted and needed to do. We went to a little shop that she needed to go to and then to grab some lunch. Then we headed back to the hospital for round two of feeding. Have I said how sweet these girls are yet? Just making sure.
I drove my sister home so she could rest and then drove back to pick up Little Guy from art classes. On the way, I decided to drop off some ingredients at Amusing's house for a recipe she was making for her jewelry party. Just as I was pulling into her driveway, my phone rang and it was Amusing, "Help!" she said. I was glad she called. I ran inside and told her I would be right back after I picked up Little Guy. I had so much fun helping her cook, set up and get ready for her party guest.
When I got home last night, I realized that although it had been a long day I was very content. I am just truly happiest when I am doing... and doing for others.