Tuesday, July 21, 2015

What surrounds me

I have spent a great deal of time lately surrounded by little hands, big hugs, and lots of love. Just some of my favorite things. Its been wonderful having my sisters and their kids around so much. I don't know how I got so lucky to see so much of them lately. I love my family and feel so blessed to have all of them in my life especially all the precious, little and big, nieces and nephews. I am so lucky!!

While watching and playing with these cuties one day, I was making lunch for all of them when Rick called me. I was talking with him and laughing about something the kids had done. After a few minutes of talking with him, He made the comment, "You are always happiest when you are surrounded by kids." That small comment hit me hard and I burst into tears. He was right and it just reminded me of the fact that I can't even think of having another one right now. I want to be able to think about it but our circumstances have been so hard for me and I have felt certain that it just isn't time yet. But I knew he was right. I am my happiest when surrounded by kids. That conflicting feelings brought me to tears. I will remain hopeful that things work out in our favor soon though and that's all I can hope for now.

These two used to hate each other but now, they love to cause all sorts of mischief together. In fact, It got awfully quiet the other day and they had gone missing. I began searching the house when I heard them in the upstairs bathroom. They had locked the door and when I finally unlocked it and opened the door, the sight I saw, I will never forget. Two fully clothed girls with their hands in the air and their little legs and feet bouncing and pattering on the bathtub floor, shouting in their loudest, cutest voices, "Ya Ya Ya!!....Ya Ya Ya!! as they danced and flapped their hands in the water that splashed on their heads. These pictures aren't of that incident but they sure brought back those memories. A couple of tornadoes are what these two are.

They also can't get enough of SHOES

The potting soil from a potted plant on the front porch. She was wearing it all over her face and this is just another example of the little tornado she is. You should've seen the front porch!

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