Friday, July 18, 2014


So far, this year has been filled with many ups and downs- dealing with the loss of a pet, becoming licensed for foster care/adoption, Kennadie's first trip to Florida, Opa having a stroke and dealing with all of the emotions that come with that, friendships that have grown stronger, trying to accept the fact that Kennadie will be in school full-time come September whether I like it or not and preparing myself to slowly start to let go, being matched with children and then it not working out for one reason or another, Josh's crazy work schedule right now, Josh and I having to make the hardest decision of our life, and Little One coming into our lives.

After a bad day a good one is sure to follow, with happiness comes sadness, when one door closes in your face another one will open. Since becoming a mom five years ago, I have been the happiest I have ever been in my life. There are so many moments when I feel pure joy and, at times they just hit me out of nowhere. I remember one day last year Kennadie and I were in the car and an overwhelming sense of happiness washed over me and the more and more I pay attention, the more I notice how often these moments happen. 

We took the girls to Davis Farmland last weekend. Little One cried every time the goats went near her and Kennadie couldn't get enough of holding and feeding and brushing all of the animals.

We spent the rest of the afternoon at the splash pad and the girls painted their faces before we left.

I love having this little space here to remind me of the little things, those little moments that are often overlooked, and to remind me how good and precious life really is.

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