Today was a busy day! I have been preparing for family to come to Eliza’s baptism and luncheon afterwards (salad bar). I have been on my feet all day and they feel like it. I think to myself at times how would I ever do what I do, if I had 6 kids running around instead of 3. Then I wonder what it will be like to have 4. Will Zoe be ready to not be the baby anymore? Will Norah become the 2nd Mom? Will Eliza be able to lead out and not resent her role as the oldest?
Most of my family is here tonight. Though I don’t feel the need to tell them all, I am excited for the time when it will be right to share and they can also be happy with me. It will be shared sooner than later. I love to hear of my siblings lives and the things they are learning and dealing with. One of my brothers is engaged and it is so fun to see a couple newly in love. I think how in our marriage my love has developed and grown through almost 9 years. I am grateful for every challenge that we have faced together. I know we are each committed to each other and our family, and we always find a way to become closer after the challenges.
I am still amazed that I feel as good as I do in pregnancy. It is nice to have excitement and energy for my everyday life and also for the future. Today I made Mango-Raspberry Jam and Zesty Salsa. I have never experienced this kind of satisfaction with canning my own food. But is nice. It is nice to create. It is something that as women was are drawn to; we create in so many ways in our lives. We create order, food, love, ambiance….so much is in our power. We are blessed to have the innate power to create. Pretty awesome I’d say!