Thursday, April 30, 2009

Hug 'em tight

I know someone who's very young daughter has leukemia and I think about her often. I wonder how the heck a parent can have the strength to deal with an illness of that magnitude taking over their child's body. How can you cope daily with the knowledge that she has a life threatening disease? Survival rates and quadrupled in the last 30 years or so but scary.

And whenever I think about this I realize how lucky I am that my 3 girls are healthy. Because cancer is something that happens to "other" people, you know. You never think it's going to hit home, but you can never know for sure. That's why, I want to hug my kids a little tighter at bedtime, sit on the couch and read to them a little longer and play with them a little more because it could all be taken away someday.

I really hope that my girls know, that they REALLY FEEL, like I love them more than anything in this world. Every moment with them is precious. The tantrums, the arguing, the whining and all the other not so great moments....that's all they are.....moments. And I'd sure want them all back if I didn't have them anymore. And for every bad moment, there are a thousand great ones. It's all worth it.

I thank God for every single moment I have with them. Every hair pulling, Calgon take me away, I wanna drink wine til I'm in a coma, moment.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Thursday, April 23, 2009

Some of you may not want to see this post....

WARNING: cute photos ahead!!

Emma: "She's looking at me.....I just dumped my cereal on the floor and I bet she's gonna be pissed. I'll just act cool.....meow, I'm a cat! Haha....brilliant! I'll be a cat and THEN I can't get into trouble. Meow...prrrrrr"

yes, that's cereal, bran to be exact

going in for the munch

aw, I'm too cute to get in trouble

"let's try laying down and eating, this otta be great!"

"and I will stroke you and pet you and call you George"

Just HAD to look didn't you!! Ok, A)the floor was recently cleaned B)sometimes the only way to get her to eat is to let her pretend she's a cat C)the bowl was going to get dumped whether I tried to stop it or not....sometimes you just have to let some fights go.