It's late and I've got a mild case of insomnia. Thanks to blogging, I have something better to do than lying in bed forcing my mind to shut down.
My mind races to the summer so far ... saying goodbye to my family as they left for Spain/Germany for a few months; our trip to the East Coast with Andrew's family; our Palm Springs weekend with my Dad's side of the family; frequent Skype dates with my parents and sisters; playdates; birthday parties; pool days; park days; backyard renovation days ... it's all a whirlwind in my mind ... then I look to the future: baby showers, company coming from Germany, more birthday parties, more playdates, weddings, family flying back in from Europe, and what is occupying my mind most of all, is Kira's upcoming birthday!
My baby girl is turning two years old! It is a milestone and such a joy to prepare for as I am excited to take a day and dedicate it to our Kira Belle (as she is currently nicknamed). As I plan out the order of events for her special day (this coming Sunday), I can picture her face as she smiles when the doorbell rings, and each family member walks in the door. I can hear her laughter as she opens her Elmo Radio gift from Drew's Grandma. I can feel her delight as she gets her first dress up Tinkerbell outfit from Auntie Chris. I can feel the stickiness of her hands as she devours her first homemade birthday cake (thanks to me, ha ha!). And I can picture her excitement as she runs up to my laptop when Yia Yia (my mama) calls via Skype. Just seeing her Yia Yia's face, brightens up Kira's whole countenance! She gets so excited, she doesn't know what to do with herself. Can't wait !!!
I am so thankful that God has blessed me with an incredible husband and two precious children.
And to quote from the soundtrack from "Message In A Bottle" based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks,
"These are the moments I thank God that I'm alive
These are the moments I'll remember all my life
I've got all I've waited for
And I could not ask for more"