I had been sewing like a mad fool, making Halloween costumes for myself and all 5 kids, plus helping a few neighbor friends with theirs. #5 had decided that he no longer liked taking naps anywhere other than at my boob. Sewing while nursing is possible, but I don't recommend it.
With a darling baby sleeping in my arms I was tempted to just sit back and enjoy, but I was against a deadline and had other children depending on me so I packed him to his crib, hoping he would sleep a bit.
As I descended the stairs to his room I looked up, noticing a plaque on the wall that has been hanging there for several years. It was awarded to me my freshman year of college - MVP of the Cross Country team.
I looked at it, a sleeping baby breathing softly at my neck, and a Voice said,
"You never reached your full potential as a runner so that you can say
your greatest accomplishment is being a mother"
Praise God for doing more with my life than I ever could alone.