Wordless Wednesday: This is Love


Nine Glorious Days

It’s been a glorious nine days but, as all good things, the Big Guy had to return to our regularly scheduled life; him living some place else, me left behind to tend to our life here. When he is gone, all week long,  I have become accustomed to it. Neither of us like it, but both of us accept it. It is our status quo.But nine fabulous days ago, on a Friday in November, the Big Guy came home and surprised me with the news that he would be lingering at home with us for nine glorious days. This was certainly good great news. You don’t feel the full effect of how much you actually miss someone, until you allow yourself to admit it to …yourself. That’s what I did. That’s where I’ve been, soaking in every single, last moment that we were gifted with together these last few days. Seeing my girls happy and smiling in the security of knowing that when they awoke the following day, Daddy would be there to hug and kiss them, to drive Bella to school, to hold Gabi’s hand as they walked back to the car, to look across the table at lunch [...]

Thanksgiving~ I am Thankful

Today is one of my favorite holidays of the year.Why ,besides loads of awesome food, is it my absolute favorite,you ask? Because it is the holiday that I host! Yes, me, the Big Guy and our girls host  30 or so of our beloved family members at our house. God bless them, everyone of them live out of town at least an hour and a half drive but its our annual Truthful Mommy & Big Guy celebration and it is amazing. My parents, his parents, our brothers and sisters, their spouses and children, grandparents and any friends or extended family that needs or wants to stop by. It is complete craziness but it is beautiufl and warm. I get fuzzy just thinking about their arrival.So, today in commemoration of these wonderful people and the sentiment behind this holiday, I am listing what I am thankful for! I am thankful for my beautiful little girls, who have made my life worth living. I am thankful for the Big Guy who without his foresight and willingness to follow his heart against his good senses, none of this would have ever been possible. I am thankful for my parents who I love with [...]