Wow, it sure feels good to be back in blog land. I don't know. Something about being able to stop and put my days into words makes me a better person. It allows me to think about my actions and thoughts. I guess that pretty much means that blogging is in my blood, to stay.
It's been almost a week since my last post. For those of you that aren't on
I was happy that she got to see how funny Kai is, what a snuggle bug AJ is, and how sweet Anna Grace is. I loved watching how the kids made her smile and most of all, loved hearing from her, "what nice kids you have" or "you and Scott are doing a great job with them". Those are things that I already know, but as a Mom and a wife, there's just something about having that approval from the other side that makes it just a tad bit sweeter. It's comforting to me for her to realize that her son and grandchildren are well loved and taken care of.
The kids may have been overwhelming to her at times, but I just know that at some point when she returns to her quiet, senior-citizen lifestyle, she's gonna be sitting around one afternoon and will stop and think, "Boy! I sure do miss those little ones."
Most importantly, knowing that their love was etched, even if only a small amount, in her heart is well worth the extreme mental agitation that I bring onto myself prior to her visits. It was a good week.