Monday, October 6, 2014

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A few mornings ago as I drove to take Savannah to school, I noticed the gorgeous sunrise. It was the perfect amount of cloud coverage, with rays of sunshine peaking through. What a beautiful world we live in. I felt thankful in that moment that something so simple, made me so happy. I need to find joy in the small things more often.
I decided a 2 year old is almost as awesome as a brand new baby. That Bina girl is the most hysterical, sweet, and stubborn thing in our family. We all love her the most. 
Devin needed Bina to be his baby sister. Devin is more shy around strangers, and Bina is his fearless leader. They have been taking the Little Chicks class together, and Devin is brave because Bina is. Makes my heart swell to watch them together. Knowing how hard it was for me to get her here, I would do it all over again for those 2 to be siblings.
Savannah has had a rough start to 4th grade. She is as book smart as they come, but the friends have been difficult. Growing up is hard, learning how to deal with drama is hard, and trying to find the best people to surround yourself with can be hard. At first I was nervous about her teacher, but it turns out she is so good for Savannah. Her teacher is very bold and blunt, I think Savannah could use some more examples like this in her life.
At least Paul and I look good. :)
When I first started staying home, I would dream of leaving for work. I think it was mostly because having a newborn and a 2 year old drove me batty. That newborn is now the 2 year old, and the once 2 year old is now 4...and I don't dream of running away {as much...hahaha}. I realize more and more this is where I need to be. I don't stay home because it makes things easier, I stay home because my kids need it. One day they won't, and I will gladly move on from this stay at home gig.


Emily DeBry said...

Love this post!! Love your cute family and your open honestness

Leisha Kelsey said...

Love this and your family. Such cute, different personalities.

kendahl a. said...

Wow. Bina is so grown up! And adorable as always.

You are such a wonderful mother. It's comforting to hear honesty in a world so full of "Pinterest-Perfect" moms that are, well, full of shit.

Emily said...

I love that you love staying home (most days). It's not an easy gig but our kids do need us.