What I would like to tell you today is how much I appreciate my mom. Not only did she take us in when I was very pregnant (and super bitchy and barely able to move), AND let us live with them while we waited to be able to move into our new house and we had a newborn and a two-year-old and a cat and a dog, AND come over all the time after we moved to help me with the girls while I had my postpartum/I-just-moved-with-a-one-week-old breakdown, BUT, she continues to come over on days I have doctor appointments for one of the girls, or on days I sound overwhelmed on the phone, or days like yesterday when I told her that Jeremy had left for work at 4 AM and was not returning until 10 PM.
For example, she helped me make nice, heavy curtains for Josephine's room that allowed her to sleep past seven and go back to her 8-9 AM wake-up time (hallelujah!) (pictures to come, I swear).
And she's always asking me if she can buy things for the girls, like yesterday when she bought some sleepers for Genevieve, some fun socks for Josephine, and beautiful fairy wings for Josephine (among other things) -- just because.
Seriously, that was an average visit from her. She's pretty much the bomb.
I'll never be able to express to her how much I appreciate the time and effort and money she has poured into my family in a time when I needed her support so much. I love that lady, and I hope she hangs around even after I wore her out these past few months, because Josephine sure loves hanging out with her Grandma so much.
Love you, mom!