Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A Little Bit of Sunshine.

Joe's first ever pair of sunglasses that she picked out herself.

Since my last entry was such a downer of a post, I thought I'd share something that always makes me smile. My daughter is a real dandy. I don't know if you can see it, but her pants are soaked to the thighs, and she's wearing knee-high rubber boots. She was born to raise a ruckus in a mud puddle. Pure joy goes across this kid's face at the mere sight of standing water.

The "abnormal cells" are honestly the last thing on my mind. I've got Joe, and she's the only thing my uterus is ever going to produce (we decided before ever having children that one was the magic number), and I think my uterus did an outstanding job. So the important part is completed, and technically I don't need my female parts anymore no matter which way the cells decide to go. I've also got the most amazing husband a girl could ever ask for. He loves me and Joe with a heart that is so big I think it must take up his whole body. I think he was more devastated by the phone call than I was. I had to talk him into staying the rest of the day at work (he immediately called his Mom to come over and hug me as soon as he hung up with me though--she wasn't sure why she was hugging me, but she's so great she did it anyway). I married into an incredible family, and Joe is so lucky to have such a tight little group of people watching her grow up.

This life of mine is a roller-coaster, but I truly believe that things happen for a reason. It took a lot of little things to line up just right in order for me to have ever met my husband in the first place. A lot of them were bumps and turns that weren't much fun, but I'd do everything all over again and more to make it to this point. I love my life. I love Joe. I love Mike (my husband). I love this house. I even love my cervix (abnormal cells and all)--see I'm hoping if I talk nice to it, that it will decide to cheer up and get better.

Even at twenty-five I've got quite the legacy. Just look at that picture of Joe. She's got big things destined for her. She's amazing, and she makes my days (and anyone's who is around her) sunny no matter what.

So, I'm all smiles. Life is great, and I'm still really excited to see how the festival and my first ever booth goes. Let's hope for big sales, and lots of people loving my photography.


Margie said...

I love my dorky niece and her mama =)

Gallivanting_Girl said...

We love you too. She said she's ready for a big gallivant and picnic as soon as you're able.