I feel like such a dork. This morning, while I watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, I was multi-tasking (as usual) and spoon-feeding the girls as we enjoyed Christmas songs and dances sponsored by the Parade. I had a moment. I was watching the silliest kid-friendly performance when it hit me. I felt a warm fuzzy feeling in my stomach, and didn’t exactly know why. Then I realized, I was finally watching something silly for the benefit of my very own children. This marks the beginning of a whole new era for me. As I watch them swing and sway to the uptempo music on TV, I feel a sudden joy and pride for my beautiful girls. I suddenly realize we have many more moments like this to look forward to, and that we are in for one long (and fun) ride.
Every day I reflect on all we have been through, and all we are blessed with. Despite everything we endured during my pregnancy and until we brought our sweet angels home, Zoe and Eva are doing just great and impress us more day after day. I feel my eyes well up the first time I see Eva release her hands from her crib and keep her balance for more than three seconds. I feel my heart smile every time Zoe looks at me with her mischievous eyes and her little smirk. I thank God every day I come home to Victor, after he has spent all day balancing house chores and baby duties, while still finding time for himself.
We are so grateful to be where we are today. One month shy of our babies’ first birthday, we have happily settled into our new surroundings, and are ready for the new adventures life brings our way. We look forward to sharing more of our sweet moments with you, as time goes by. May you have a blessed Thanksgiving with your loved ones today.