I've been a bit of an emotional wreck these last few days. Everyday I'd think, it's one day closer to my mom leaving, and that would set me off. See, little Miss was supposed to come earlier, giving me more time with my mom and me as a parent of two. But, everything happens for a reason, and subsequently that resulted in less time with my mom to help me transition. But either way, I'm forever indebted to that mother of mine. She's a saint, and I don't know what I'd do without her.

It was so nice to spend 10 days with her. She's truly amazing. If you only saw all of the things she accomplished while she was here. Let's paint a visual. Think dinners for probably the next week made and in the freezer. She helped me recover a chair. She made Preston three new shirts, and three new pairs of shorts...and three pairs for me, too. She refashioned five onesies, and oh man are they adorable. She grocery shopped for us, did our laundry and picked up after us, and and and. I'm not kidding when I say this lady is super woman. I don't know how she does it all. I really don't. I aspire to be like her someday. Oh man, she's the best. The best of the best.

And I hate that she had to leave.

Not only does having a baby make hormones go all wacky, but you know what else does that to you, too? Preparing for an overseas move. Like WAY overseas. We're moving to Okinawa in August, and don't get me wrong, we're over the moon ecstatic, but, with those feelings of being ecstatic also comes the realization that family is no longer a quick plane flight away. Oh no, family will be far far away from us for the next three years, and that's a lot to swallow on top of having a baby, too, you know. But I just keep reminding myself we're moving to paradise, and that eases the sadness. Paradise. What a dream!

Good riddance!

The timing of life is something I just have to laugh about lately...or try to anyway. Cause boy, oh boy, my emotions are all over the places lately. Thank GOODNESS for a calm baby so far. Now to just hope it lasts for a good long while because it makes everything seem a little more bearable at the moment. Ok, a lot more bearable.

Isn't she just precious?

I'm pretty sure she gets cuter by the day.


Aubree said...

Your mom is wonderful! I'm happy for your new adventure soon.

Sonnie's Stories said...

She's perfect! Hang in there! You can do it! Just keep swimming :-). Congratulations on all your big news!!

Rob said...

from Lorena: I agree - Joy is soooo energetic and driven and it is amazing how much she accomplishes. Glad you were on the receiving end for the early days of Gwen's life! Postpartum hormones are insane, emotions when moving abroad are crazy, and yet one day in a few months from now you are going to look back and feel like you are standing on the top of a mountain! Looks like you are reveling in the beauty of Gwen in the meantime. :) I love her cute pictures!

AJ Candrian said...

Wonder woman indeed! By the way, Gwen looks so cute in that seahorse outfit! I'm swooning over these photos! Hopefully those wacky post-pregnancy hormones will even themselves out soon enough!

Lovell Family said...

Those pictures you took are so cute! nice work! I remember many tears shed each time my mom would come help me out and then have to leave. So hard. I can't imagine having to deal with that and having to prepare to move so far away! Good think you're so tough!