Today is a tough day for me and our family.
Nine years ago I was in PA, holding my mom's hand as she took her last breath.
She had fought a long battle with lymphoma & she fought hard, but God had a bigger plan.
I know she watches over us frequently.
She is often times in my dreams & I love the nights when I can see her face again & talk with her. I know she's close by!
When she passed, there were two things that weighed heaviest on my heart...
1) She wouldn't be there to see us get married.
2) She wouldn't meet our children.
But, as time went by, and we found ourselves on a beach in Jamaica exchanging our vows, I knew she was right there with us.
When Norah was born, I knew her Nina hand picked her! Gosh, my mom would just LOVE her! She reminds me of my mom so often & I love those little reminders!
And today, I know she's in heaven, smiling down on us because we have big news....
Norah's going to be a big sister!!
She is oh-so-excited for the baby to arrive in April! What a wonderful birthday present to her!!
And, as much as I don't think she really gets the fact that she's going to be a big sister, she certainly has become my baby all over again. She wants to be rocked while we sing Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star at bed time & she snuggles just that much more!
But, she is going to be a great big sister & we are so excited to add another sweet baby to the family!
I know my mom will continue to be there with us & watching over us. She is an amazing mom & Nina to us all & we certainly do miss her!