A Big Slobbery Thank You

It just so happens that I forgot to mention one major culprit in my emotional drama of last week: Miss Flow.  While I am grateful for this physical reminder of my fertility, I can’t exactly gush about how she messes up my emotions.  Everything seems much more dramatic when she visits.

I recovered a bit of my spice over the weekend.  Your comments were a gigantic help in reminding me of the support group I have.   As much as days like those suck, it feels less overwhelming when I know that other people can relate.  Reading your comments while drinking Diet Dr. Pepper certainly alleviated much of the sadness I felt.

In case I forget how incredibly lucky I am, let me list a few things that made me smile this weekend.

Watching this little girl canter and twirl around our living room.

Feeling her sweet, slobbery kisses on my cheek.

Smiling as she sings little songs about me, Ben, and her little brother.

Tickling his numerous rolls.

Listening to his little baby noises.

Feeling like the greatest mom in the world as he smiles and laughs when I walk into the room.

Finally, all of you.  Your kind words of support.  Your wise suggestions.  Your digital hugs.  I really am a lucky gal.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.



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20 responses to “A Big Slobbery Thank You

  1. Here’s hoping this week will be a better one, with the aid of cute kiddos and Diet Dr. Pepper!


  2. kpulsipher

    Nothing better than a laughing chubby baby!

  3. Melanie J

    Chubby baby rolls make me happy, too.

  4. Glad you are feeling a whole lot better. Looking at these pictures of your adorably smiley happy little people how could you not but feel happy yourself?

  5. Isn’t it nice that there’s always a new day?

  6. Thank goodness for twirling little girls and chubby baby rolls and Diet Dr. Pepper! Glad you had a restful weekend, and hope this week goes more smoothly (with lemonade instead of lemons). =>

  7. Hey, it’s all down to you. We wouldn’t take the time to love you if you weren’t AWESOME.

  8. So glad things are seeming better for you–I’m late to this so I didn’t know you were blue. 😦 Those cute little faces would cheer even the dampest of spirits.

  9. I just digitally pinched the cheeks of your cuties! How many hearts have they stolen!

  10. Goodness, it’s hard to be grumpy looking at that happy face!

  11. That is one unannounced visitor I could do without! I hate being in the middle of a (justified) temper tantrum only to realize it is about “time” and my justification is totally nonexistent.

  12. Precious and wonderful! And I’m so glad you are feeling better. And let me just add…sometimes when she pays a visit to my house, I can’t even stand myself. There’s nothing to do but go to bed.

  13. Your kids are so cute!

  14. Dude, when mine comes around I have to literally remind myself it’s all in my head. And that I would not be bothered by whatever is happening the other 3 weeks of the month.
    Sometimes it helps. But sometimes I stay annoyed.

    Glad you have cute kiddos to smile at you. Sometimes those smiles are the only thing that keeps me from killing mine! 🙂

  15. Cute kids!

    I am tired of being reminded of my fertility, now that I am in my mid-forties and done having children!

  16. Gorgeous! And I love posts that remind me to be grateful – and how much I have to be grateful for.

  17. OMG your kids are pure yumminess! I’ll pull up these pictures when I’M having a rough day, they’ll make me smile for sure! I hope you’re doing better!

    Big hugs.

  18. Those beautiful smiling faces have brightened my day so I know they absolutely make yours worthwhile! Happy day to you. You are indeed blessed.

  19. How could anyone feel blue after seeing that baby smile? Slobbery kisses and dancing feet are pretty awesome, too. I’m so glad you’re feeling better!