What a lovely week it's been - and weekend too! Our days have been full of visiting, and adventures,
and just being together with Molly and Nick and Lydi.
Because Charlie lives within walking distance our three families have spent most of every waking moment
as a motley conglomeration of joking, laughing, playing bodies. There's been plenty of hootin' and hollering.
It's been like a theme park, summer, and Heaven all mixed together.
Truly, if this is anything like Heaven promises to be, I can't stand to wait!
Aloria has been an easy baby. The Lord has lightened my load in her contentment and smiles.
Though she sometimes has tummy troubles, most babies do. Thankfully she is consolable, and
her pains are of short duration,
Miss Aloria's hair has been a source of pleasure as it springs into shocked action almost no matter
what I do to tame it! She is my first baby to wear so many hair accessories, but that's purely coincidence
since I am just having a fun with my girl:-) Some people say she looks like me. Do you think so?
Maybe it's the shocked hair....
Auntie Hannah took this picture of me and my twin while at the lake this evening. Yellow shirt courtesy
of Auntie Moll. So good to have Aunties around. They treat us right!
Dear Aloria Mercy, you take the cake. I didn't know being a 7x mom could be so wonderful, and new!
Every milestone is just as precious as the first time I experienced it - maybe even more since I am
sobered by experience to know just how fast the time goes by.
I try a lot harder to capture each fleeting moment. And even if those moments are too slippery to keep,
I believe I know to appreciate them more. Savor them. And an older and wiser me knows to
cherish even the tummy pains, bomb-outs that destroy your cutest outfits, and crying through dinner
on schedule every night.
This too shall pass.
When it does, I may even miss it.
In fact, I know I will.
So Aloria, thank you for being mine. I hope you'll teach me a lot.
Please be patient with me because I am only getting to be an expert at humility
and I've never mothered an Aloria before :-)
I love you daughter!
When I thought of being a mom, I never dreamed of THIS! ~Five heart melting smiles ~never getting tired of midnight feedings ~having all the answers ~not minding dirty faces ~enjoying watching the boys eat! ~falling in love with pigtails ~appreciating overalls ~appreciating a washing machine! ~wanting to do everything better ~falling in love a million times