Instead of wishing all of my time away, I'd actually like an extra hour or two or twenty in a day! It has been Key-razy around the Hill homestead. It always is this time of year. I just forget from one year to the next how nuts it can get. It is so easy to get discouraged this time of year. I sometimes feel like I am doing lots of things partially and not giving any one thing the time that it deserves. Take laundry for instance. I am just barely hanging on people. I am washing what needs to be washed for the moment and hoping no one has to go commando in their clean ball uniform. You think I jest..
I have lots and lots to share in this blog post. So, buckle your seat belt or hang on one.
Our science project for homeschool is in full swing now. The boys have planted our garden and it is growing quickly. Cooper is working on a blog post about the "getting ready" process. Look for it soon.
Sweet baby Amelia is walking now. How can that be, right?? Okay, not full on walking but she took about seven steps on her own last night. (Correction: As I am working on this, she just walked from the living room into the kitchen to greet my mom!) She is so very sweet and curious. She is standing beside me right now carrying on the most adorable conversation. I might not know what she is saying but she thinks it is a very serious topic judging by the look on her face. I love to hear her say yes (ess), dance and outside (side, side). She had tubes in here ears a couple of weeks ago, immediately followed by a fever virus that completely wiped her out. She is on the mend now and is back to her old self.
Mother's day is on the horizon, this Sunday in fact. I know that it is a Hallmark holiday, but it is a tough one for me. I know that I am not alone in that. It is that way for many women for many different reasons. It is tough for those who long to be mothers, those who only have babies in heaven, and those who have children to celebrate with but have children to miss on that day also. Sometimes I wish that it would just go away. There would be a great deal less hurt for so many if it did. Then I think about how much my children love to pamper me that day and I am just torn. I honestly don't miss Eli any more that day than every other one. I just think more about him being on earth and being a part of his brothers and sister's scheming for the day. They will all descend on me while I am "sleeping" and his spot will be empty...As it is with any other family activity. On another note entirely, someone asked me last week how many children I had now, and without even thinking about it I answered four. I was then left with an intense feeling of having cheated Eli. He makes five. I could have gone back and explained, but then it would have been just awkward and uncomfortable for the others involved. Will the awkwardness ever end this side of Heaven? Will I ever not care that I make others uncomfortable when I include Eli.
I Pray all of my lady friends have a gentle and blessed Mother's Day!
Sending much love your way,