Friday, February 18, 2011

My Girls

Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty are outside (today is a school holiday) swinging in the beautiful Spring-like weather.  I am right inside the window, with it open, watching them and even more amusing, listening to them.

They, ages almost six and three, are planning for one of the happiest days of their lives.  They are planning their wedding days

While I know, Lord willing, I have many, many years left with them being here at heart aches.

I also heard, "When I get old like Mommy..."  I blacked out after that, came to, and decided to write the following...

Wasn't this just a few weeks ago?!
Believe me, I look good for what I just went through.

Our Heiress (says that on her nightie)
Swingin' it up!

Photo credit Jon
 "Mother Theresa"

Cinderella is so very special.  She was our first and we fought, prayed and cried to get her here.  Infertility is a horrible, nasty thing to experience and I will never shy away from sharing about our experiences with it.  Yes, it made us stronger, refined us and taught us patience (boy did it ever).  But it also devastated us and made us question everything.   There must have been a reason we suffered through so much.  Maybe so I could tell our story.  But then, God blessed us with her.  She is the single best thing that has ever happened to me.  Aside from her daddy and sister, of course.  Everyone that knows her loves her.  She is not catty or selfish and loves to play with her little sister.   I experienced motherhood first with her and we will always have that bond.  We lived through so many "firsts" together and she has taught me a lot.  I am still learning.  She is my mini-me.  She made me a mommy, King of the Crazies a daddy, my sister an aunt, my brother an uncle and taught my parents how to be "NanaPa."  She has made all our lives better for having her in it.  I can't believe she is almost six years old.

Or this?!  This was surely yesterday...

Sleeping Beauty: 
 This is still a favorite.
Photo Credit My Dad
Photo Credit My Dad 
See how big the outfit is?  It was Preemie size!
 (Next three by my Dad)
I still have this one up in my bedroom. 
Cinderella meets Sleeping Beauty!

This is another favorite - my sis, me and my mom (Nana)
By Dad

 The 3 Crazy Gals

I was only in labor for 17 hours with Sleeping Beauty but her actual birth was amazing and easy compared to her big sister.  I mean, I did deliver her.  I don't know what it is about Sleeping Beauty, maybe because she was such a gift from God after the struggle to get pregnant with her big sister, but when I gave birth to her and welcomed her into this world and looked at her, I knew her.  Funny how that is sometimes.  She is an old soul, wise beyond her short three years and very  intuitive.  Plus, I got to hold her straightway and not wait for over an hour because she was in distress like her big sister. With Cinderella, it was all traumatic and rough and yes, a longer labor than 17 hours.  Even the doctor said she had never been so stressed out!  :o/  Nevertheless, I loved her immediately and so happy to finally put her face with her name.  The minute I saw her I would have taken down anyone who got in my way or hurt my baby!  But it was worth all I went through for both my girls.  I would do it again to have them here.  :o)

Thank goodness they are only almost six and three.


  1. Okay, so now I'm on a teary streak :) My heart feels totally the same with Jenny. I know how you feel, and thank you, Lord, that you and Tim had a restful night with Sprite!!

  2. Oh, I know how you feel. They were just babies, weren't they?

    And, when my daughter says "when I'm a mommy" I remind her she needs to enjoy me being the mommy.

  3. Oh gosh, so sweet and funny at the same time. Your daughters are gorgeous. Mine are 6 and 8.

  4. Oooh, I think I might just cry on the spot if I ever hear my boys talk about a wedding. (do boys do that?!)

  5. I'm hopping over here from SITS. We also went through infertility before having our daughter - now 4.5. And we also have an adoptive son who is 3.5 whom we adopted via DSS. And two heaven-bound babies I will hold one day when I'm called Home. I appreciate you sharing your story!


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