So we have made it through nearly two weeks with two – much thanks to both grandmothers! My mom left last night, and I have to say, I’m a little terrified to be on my own. Ok, maybe more than a little terrified . . .
Anyway, this song keeps coming up on one of my Pandora stations, and I can’t help but love the sweet chorus. (Apparently John Prine’s lyrics speak to me? By the way, please don’t be offended by some of the lyrics if you listen/look it up – it is a bit crass, but the chorus speaks to my heart!) It is sort of how I feel right now – I’m a bit overwhelmed and on the edge of underwater, but somehow it makes the stolen moments I have with Chip that much sweeter, and I can’t wait for the day when we can go on a real date again and peacefully enjoy each other. We snapped the photo above last weekend when we snuck out of the house after Vivi’s bedtime for a super quick grocery store run (because how do you go to the grocery store with two? I don’t know yet!) while Nana looked after Brigette. We picked up some Chick-fil-A and walked around the grocery store to get some much needed items – and some much needed time together. It was the perfect date, and just what we needed . . . a reminder that in the midst of crazy, we’re going to end up on a rainbow. And, after all, these are the moments we’ll look back and treasure – we’ll say “Look how young we are! Wasn’t it an adventure when we added another to the family? Look how dark my hair was! We’re so in love – what a sweet time! Oh, those sleepless nights, but oh, those sweet baby snuggles . . . how truly blessed we are.”
(Feel free to download the above print – a link to an 8″ x 10″ file is in the pink margin – a fun little Valentine treat.)