My heart has been plagued with sadness over the changes in my life I can't control. I won't say its easy or pretend it isn't there. I have days when it hangs heavy, and something small sets me off to tears. Sometimes its a touching blog post, a picture, or a long day and a short night. But the choices I have made, this week, and past month, to live in the moment, to give the extra hug, to stop what I am doing, and help put on dolly's shirt, or build the lego house, have made the difference. I have these memories and moments treasured up and put away in my heart.
|footies in her size|
|my vintage deal. we named her Anne because she has red hair and green eyes like Anne of Green Gables|
|so happy with the homemade gift|
|Angelina made this for her momma. it adorns my desk now|
|sleeping in a cozy place through it all|
|'the gift' that one perfect gift. made me cry to see her joy|
|chowing down on some treats|
|mitts bought in love|
Today - leaving the smallest ones with Tata, me and the biggest girls went to see and enjoy a much luved gift from a very dear friend. Although plans got shifted slightly, my girls and I got dressed up, I pinned and netted ballet buns, and dabbed on a wee bit of makeup. Memories. On the smiles the clapping, and the dreams dancing in their eyes.
The new year approaches. For us with the wee ones, it will be a evening with family, and then its a quiet night at home, making memories, and being together. Sharing hopes, dreams for the new year, resolutions, and moving forward. Kisses at midnights, even for littles ones tucked into bed and sleeping. Yes, thats right. After midnight and before we go to bed, we slip into quiet rooms with night lights glowing, we smooth back soft curls, and kiss the plump cheeks and smooth foreheads of those wee babe's we luv so much. New Years Day will take us to my mom and dads for new year wishes, and more memories to make.
How are you spending you New Years Eve?