Tis the season! It has been super busy around here. In looking at our family calendar, there has been and will be at least 1 activity planned everyday for the last week and through Christmas in 2 days! This has meant some added stress, late bedtimes, loss of routine, and an overall feeling of disorientation. But I love it! The fact that we have so many occasions to celebrate is due to the fact that we have so many friends and family. We are blessed and I am behind in blogging about all this fun we are having!
However, I also really love the down-time we sometimes have together. And that is what this post is about. In the wake of the devastating tragedy in Connecticut, Stevie and I have found ourselves really relishing in the little moments around here. We have found ourselves to be much more patient with the girls and found ourselves hugging them a little tighter and a littler longer.
But I literally cannot stop thinking about those families in CT and what they must be going through. From the very second a woman finds out she is pregnant she has one job - to keep that baby safe. Every decision we make has that fundamental base. It is unthinkable to drop your child off at school, and have that be the last time....
I am a worrier. I always have been but as I became a mother that trait grew exponentially. In my family we call it "hearing sirens." I worry about my girls having friends at school and feeling included. I am terrified that one of them will get some terrible illness. I worry about car accidents. But until last week, school safety was not something I worried about.
I'm truly at a loss right now. I'm not even certain how to wrap up this rambling post. I guess I will end with these pictures of us doing nothing, but meaning everything, because we are together and savoring every second.