|30 Weeks along ... 10 more to go!|
But one cannot simmer in weeks such as those without eventually collapsing into the arms of hope. I began to think about how many tears I’ve avoided in the past 8 years as a result of Forest’s gentle, unconditional love. About how one swat of his paw in request of an ear-scratch could bring a smile to my face (and still can). He has raised Jonny and I to be a stronger couple. We value the selfless act and responsibility of caring for something other than ourselves --- more than we care about ourselves most days. The volume of tears I cried last week will never outweigh all the laughter he has given us. And so, I am resolved to make the time we have left with Forest a time that is filled with h-a-p-p-i-n-e-s-s.
|Forest being a happy dog ... he has the sweetest eyes!|
In baby news, I was showered in Cincinnati last weekend by some of my gorgeous girlfriends from near & far! Every last detail was so personal and thoughtful. They knew I have been craving cheese & sweets, so they served different snacks with pasteurized feta and the most beautiful desserts. I literally ate 4 cake pops …. (shhhhh, don’t tell)! And we played a fun game of matching celebrities to their kids’ names, which I won and didn’t mind bragging about - ha! Everyone was so generous with advice, gifts, and most of all, sincere friendship. My heart overflows with gratitude to have such wonderful girls – I can’t imagine a full life without each of them.
|Baby P getting lots of rubs & kisses at the shower!|
|Yesssssss, Baby P! You will be a sleeper!|
|... Jonny is still trying to learn this lesson :)|