When life is chaotic and uncertain, it’s important to be thankful for the beautiful things (or people) we’re surrounded by. They are easy to overlook, especially in difficult times.
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Here is my adorable, always smiling one year old:
two beautiful Great Pyrenees siblings:
Last year, during our chaotic move, we left our dog with my sister until we could take her back again. And today, my brother in law brought her home!! The kids could not be happier… especially my littlest boy. He sweetly brought them all his beloved ball to share 🙂
Today starts a new normal as the kids and I waved goodbye to Mom/Grandma. She is always such a God send when I have a new baby, giving of herself tirelessly.
She arrived Tuesday, a little over two weeks ago, for the birth of my seventh child. Since then, she took care of the other kids, cooked every meal, cleaned, took them to the parks, library, pool, splash playground and ran various errands for the family.
While I have a beautiful new baby girl to love forever, there is an empty feeling now that my mom has left.
Thank you, Mommy, for everything you’ve done and continue to do for our family!
Thank you, Daddy for your visits, hanging out with the older boys and taking them on cool trips! My kids are so blessed to have you both in their lives! And thank you, Dad, for lending us Mom 😉
Here is my daughter’s thank you card:
Also posted on my other site: Homeschooling the Minds of Tomorrow
My sweet, babbling, mostly non – verbal three year old…. I love him so much. I feel we’ve had a difficult few weeks. Perhaps all the rain and lack of adequate outdoor time has stressed him out. Perhaps his inability to communicate effectively is frustrating him more lately. Regardless, he has had many melt downs that have brought us both to tears. I admit I’ve dreaded going places with him because it has seemed a melt down was inevitable. Yet in between, he is gentle and loving and sweet.
Tonight, he called from upstairs, “Mom!” Usually when he calls for me and I answer, he babbles something in his little language and I make up a reply. But tonight when I answered, he said the most beautiful thing I’ve ever heard from him: “I love you!”
He has only said it one other time. After three and a half years of tucking him in and telling him I love him, once he repeated me. It was very special. But tonight, it was completely on his own. I ran up to him, scooped him into my arms and held him.