Sunday, November 22, 2009


Well, I've been inspired to blog so often lately.
Unfortunately, I haven't taken the time to sit down at the computer and do it. Tonight, I decided I'd be like the old Nike slogan and JUST DO IT! I've had zillions of different topics floating around in my head to blog about and then I seem to lose them. I do my best thinking while vacuuming or blow drying my hair. Maybe there's something about the hum of the machine...shutting out other sounds so that I'm free to think. Or something.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I will start with a post on what is causing my heart to feel like it could swell and burst right here and now.
My daughters.
They are such amazing little gifts to me!! I love the way they love Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus. We sing along in the car to their CDs ALL the time! Well, whenever we're not watching a movie that Jacklyn has chosen, I suppose. We are goofy together, we are serious together, get teary together and are even grumpy together.
I love the way that Kourtney, who is only about 3 inches shorter than me, often wants to do my hair or just sit with me. We can have mature conversations, joke around or just spend time doing anything techy. She can figure out things that my cell phone is capable of way before I ever knew the feature existed. She's great on the computer and has a love of knowledge. She may not agree with that statement, but it's true. That girl loves to learn! She is growing up right before my very eyes and I have to say...I like what I see. Eleven and 3/4. Wow. How did that happen?
Then there is my Mags. She is still quite a kick in the pants. She has a quick wit and likes to make us laugh. She has always had a sensitive heart for animals and I'm happy to say, that's developing more and more for humans as well. She LOVES to lay on my bed with me at night and talk. She'll ask me what my favorite memory was from when I was her age, she'll enjoy reading books together or really, anything that is just one on one Maggie and Mommy time. I love that little blondie and I'm so grateful for her.
Oh and then there's little Jacklyn. Cute. Sweet. Silly personified and quite the little imagination!! Her latest has been stories about some mysterious "class" she goes to. Sometimes God is there and he is a really naughty boy. Or Santa. Santa Claus was in her class the other day (actually the word is "yesterday"...anything in the past...make believe or real....she refers to as "yesterday".) He apparently snatched a toy from her 2 times. That is, of course, after God kicked her in the stomach and Jesus stepped on her toe. Where does she get this from? I promise I'm teaching her that God is good. What's a mom to do? Jackie is a little love. She is sweet and snuggly and can't get enough lovin!!
My cup runneth over. I am so blessed and I can't imagine life without my 3 little shadows!!! They bring me such tremendous joy. I am thankful.