Of course, thank you to everyone who reads this blog. I would probably be writing this even without you, if for no other reason than that I hate scrap-booking and this is an easy way to document my family.
This was a horrendous weekend. Horrendous on a national scale, and just awful on a close-to-home, not-actually-awful, but *really* sick baby, overtired kid, and pseudo sick preschooler kind of way.
So after that, I just have a HUGE "thank you" to God. Thank you for giving me these children.
Thank you for my oldest who made us a family. I could stop there, but she is bright, and quick, and never-ending, and loves crafts, and is surprisingly not a mini-me at all:)
Thank you for my son, who is love personified. He is inquisitive, playful and snuggly, just what I need right now. He can never offer or accept too many kisses.
And thank you for our baby. Somehow, even as the 3rd, she evened me out. Put everything else in perspective, gave me patience, made me a better mother, and challenges me every single day to not "put baby in the corner". OK, sorry, too cheesy. Seriously, she challenges me to not offer black and white solutions, to look beyond the two older kids and see her for who she is, an individual, sent here to make us a family of 5.
I am sending my love and thank you's to all of our kids today.