OH this picture. It makes me smile so much every time I look at it. It captures each of their little personalities so well. Brooke is so carefree, happy and always singing. Lauren is always my girly girl, and with the crazy Oklahoma wind, she was worried about her hair. Lily is the quiet one of the bunch, and she was making sure little brother was doing ok. Beckham looks unsure about the whole situation…He hasn’t been in the outdoors much, and although it was warm and sunny, the wind was crazy and he had a hard time keeping his eyes open. 🙂
We needed a beautiful “spring” weekend in January so desperately. Over the course of the week, Brooke, Beckham and I visited the Dr/ER/Urgent Care a total of 6 times. Brooke had the flu/horrible double ear infection, Beckham had the flu, and I have bronchitis. I tried my hardest to make it through last week, and pray that my cough would improve. Thursday afternoon I started to feel pretty bad, and was convinced I would sleep it off. I woke up Friday morning, and could barely hold the baby. Landon came to the rescue for a couple hours, and I wasn’t able to even eat or drink my chest hurt so badly. Poppy & GiGi came to the rescue and took the girls for us, and Landon took care of Beckham and I. Saturday morning I finally felt like I was able to drive to the ER. We opened the windows to the house, I laid in bed all day, and Landon cleaned the entire house for me. What a sweet husband!
After two days in bed, I really wanted to get outside and take a few photos of the girls. It was so beautiful, and I’m so glad we made it out there. We all only lasted ten minutes, but we managed to get several great photos in that little time!
I’m such a blessed mommy. I know I say that a lot…but it’s so true! While I laid in bed, and the girls were at their grandparents, all I could think about was how much I loved and missed them. I thought about some things that I want to change to make our days better. I thought about how hard I am on my oldest daughter, and how much I need to change to have a better relationship with her. Nope, I wouldn’t want to be that sick again this year, but I’m thankful for the downtime to think, pray and reflect on our family.
Brooke went back to school today after missing an entire week, Beckham is improving, and I’m feeling a little better today! I’m so thankful for an amazing husband who took care of us all week and for Landon’s parents taking care of the girls this weekend. My parents just arrived to help us through the next couple days. Just so blessed.