Tuesday, April 16, 2013

It's been a while.  Life has been crazy but not busy...does that make sense?  

The Brandon Strickland family moved to Eagle Mountain.  I have enjoyed living in the middle of nowhere, it's quiet and the sky is full of stars.  Our neighbors drive their four wheelers down the streets and pull their kids on sleds when it snows.  There are kind people out here and I look forward to getting to know more of them.

We are welcoming our second kiddo to the world tomorrow and I find myself experiencing bittersweet emotions.  I am very excited for Claire's baby sister to come, but I will miss it being just me and her.  She's been my constant companion for almost three years.  So today we are going to have a Claire day. Eat what she wants, play, paint, watch a movie.  I want her to feel special and loved, and I only hope she feels that way after Baby Strickland gets here.

I know I will bawl when I drop her off at Grandma's house tonight.  I've been praying all day for strength to be a good mommy today and no tears when I say goodbye tonight.  Why does it feel like I am dropping her off for years, it's only two nights?

Love you my sweet princess.