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Thankful Thursday: The girls

I know, it has been forever since I’ve done one of these.  This time of year is super busy for everyone.  We are getting ready for Christmas, which means shopping, wrapping, baking, and the likes.  I am doing some year end wrap up for clients, and getting paperwork figured out for some changes with online tutoring company.  Add to that running around after a toddler.  Oh, and preparing for the girls!  So I haven’t had a ton of time for posting.  But in the middle of all of this we have been blessed with so much for the girls and Ben.
I was fortunate enough to have a sprinkle for the girls at the beginning of December.  Pat and I weren’t expecting one.  Ben is only two and we have been hoarding our baby stuff knowing we wanted another child.  But I was so happy and had so much fun with the sprinkle.  It was great to see so many friends, and honestly yes, it was wonderful to receive so many gifts for the girls.  But most of all it meant so much to us to celebrate these two babies.  These girls are a joy and a blessing, and I feel so lucky to have so many people ready to welcome and love them.  As lame as it sounds, I really think that is the most important thing you need when having a child- lots of love around you.  It can be hard to have a new baby.  Sleepless nights, constant feedings, general worries and unknowns of a new little life.  But knowing that you have the love and support of your friends and family make it so much easier.  I think all moms just want to know their babies are loved by others in the world.  Along with this has been a huge outpouring of love for Ben.  He has gotten big brother gifts and all sorts of attention while we get ready for the girls’ arrival.  I am so grateful that he hasn’t been forgotten in all the excitement.
So today I am thankful for all the love and support we have gotten and continue to get as we embark on this new journey as a family of five.  We still have several weeks before the girls arrive, but it helps so much to know all the love they need is already here.  Thank you to all of our friends and family.  Pat and I are so thankful.


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