Pray this baby comes on or before the 10th of July.
To explain: My great grandmother was a beautiful lady. The most beautiful lady I've ever known. And I was quite close to her. Growing up just down the road helps quite a bit. DD#1 has grandma's name. And I wanted so badly for DD#2 to be born on grandma's birthday--her 100th birthday. We missed it by 2 weeks. Now I have another dream.
Great grandma died just a couple weeks before Easter--she was 102. She still had her mind and was quite healthy. It was one of those deaths that you don't know how what to feel. I am sad she's gone, but at 102 with the life she had, how can I be sad? How can I not be so honored by her life that her passing only becomes another reason to celebrate?
We all packed up and headed over (a 10+ hour drive) but DD#2 ended that trip by throwing up for the first two hours and we came home. I missed that service for her, but so did half the rest of my family. At your yearly reunion we are going to have the burial (she was cremated) on Saturday.
My dream is to have this baby in time that I can recover enough to go to the reunion and the service. I can't miss both of them. And, I'd love to honor her the next day at church (the church I grew up in and DH and I were married in) by having this little one baptized. A memorial service honoring a full and beautiful life one day, and a baptism looking forward to another full and beautiful life the next.
I can't think of anything more beautiful right now.
After four kids, ten moves and nearly two decades, we are still blissfully in love (most of the time) and I found myself back in the state I was born and raised in. It has definitely been a journey. In fact, on our 18th anniversary we pulled the last of our stuff up over the pass and into Montana, leaving our surprise love, Idaho, behind. But Montana is a great place. The last best place according to some. And we fully intend to explore as much of it as we can! Join us on our continued adventure through life, love and other stuff that comes with it.