Today life was good. Somehow, I have totally recovered from the nightmare called last Saturday and I just feel right. There were a few things that made it that way and I feel the need to share.
First my Grandpa called me out of nowhere this afternoon. He is recovering from being really sick and he called me to tell me he loved me. I felt so special and all warm and fuzzy. Then he told me he is going to come and visit me in November and I about killed over with excitement! I love being a favorite.
Later Jack, Violet and I went to the store and, as I had been promising all day, I bought Jack a new train. On the drive home he was holding his new Percy the train and he said, "Thank you so much Mommy. I am so happy." I about died. I literally melted into my chair with joy and I am not going to lie, I cried a little bit.
The last thing that just made my day was when we were in the store. Violet was crying as I was trying to put our items on the conveyor belt so I could pay. She stopped suddenly and I turned to look and see what had calmed her down. Jack had reached back and put her hand in his. He was looking at her with the sweetest face like he loved her so much and didn't want her to be sad. My heart grew at that exact moment.
I remember being so worried that I wouldn't love Violet as much as I loved Jack. I honestly couldn't imagine being able to love another the way I loved him. Now that I have them both and I love them the same I feel silly for not realizing how much room there was and is left in my heart. But what has surprised me the most about having them both is how much their love for each other touches me. Sibling love is honestly the most priceless kind of love. I am so lucky.
Sorry to get all sappy, Mormon mom on you but I just felt like sharing. That was my little "love is spoken here" or "home is where your heart is" moment for the month. I promise. ;)