What brings joy and comfort to my life? It is easy for me to say that it is my three savvy ladies. My daughters are the inspiration for my blog and I couldn’t imagine life without anyone of them.
The joy began 7 years ago when my oldest savvy lady was born. She was such a good baby, a great sleeper and easy going.
“Oh, wait until you have another, you’ll see!”
No, not so. I often wondered how could you love another just the same. I found out when the second savvy lady was born four years ago. She was our “Tiny”. Once again, another very good baby. The girls loved each other from the beginning. Although they have their moments, they care for each other and include each other. This is the source of my joy, knowing that they are looking out for each other.
A little over a year ago, I found out I was pregnant again. Although we were surprised with the first two, I now had a active audience who wanted to know. I wanted to know too; not because I wanted a boy, just because the girls were so excited to be a part of the sonogram experience. So all of us were in the room when we found out another girl was on the way. Three girls! Three weddings! Oy!
In her typcial way, Tiny said, “How do you know it is a girl? I do not see a bow!”
She had a point and everyone involved laughed at cried at the same time.
So here we are now, all three savvy ladies together. This will be our first Christmas as a family of five. Wow! We have already spoken about how this will be the baby’s first Christmas. The girls have been harassing their father to make sure they decorations are underway before Thanksgiving. They want the house to be perfect for her first Christmas. They even cleaned their rooms. This is how they bring joy to my life, working together as a team to get things done.
Just this evening, they helped rearrange furniture in the living room so that Baby Savvy will not play with the tree. I think it was a great decision that Savvy Aunt, my sister, helped us figure out. Now, we will not have to worry about a safety issue.
The girls now work together while playing with the baby. They try to include her now that she is attempting to walk. As much as she wants to be with me, I am comforted in the fact that they are happy to be around each other.
My mother says that I do not know how lucky I am. I think I do. My three savvy ladies sleep well, eat well, and enjoy being around other people. They are not clingy; they go to other people.
Nothing could be more comforting than to know that I have a large amount of support. Savvy Aunt, aka my sister is a rock for me to lean on when times get tough. The girls respect her and love her just like me. My parents are also nearby so they see their grandchildren constantly. In addition my brother-in-law and sister-in-law live right below us. Their children are grown up so being with Savvy Baby is as treat for them.
This holiday season, I want to take a step back as I look around the livingroom as we are exchanging presents. All of my savvy ladies in addition to my village of helpers will be there on such a joyous occasion. It will be busy but I will take a moment to reflect.
I know I am lucky.
This is what brings me comfort and joy in my life.