Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Preparing for Ben's Birthday

We are enjoying the last few days leading up to Ben's arrival on Friday - or before. Lily and I had a great time with Nicole and Cooper at the park this weekend. The weather was incredibly beautiful. And our quick lunch plans turned into 4 hours at the park - playing and chit chatting. 

My mom arrived on Sunday to help the ship stay afloat this week, and she is going to stay to help us when Ben comes home. Friends have been checking in. Mimi's bags are packed. Our work peers are stepping in for us. We are so lucky. The "village" is coming to our assistance, and we are so grateful.

My nerves are starting to kick in, so I have jotted down some meditations and thoughts on how to keep my cool during this transition. I am reminding myself that transition is the key word - I will soon find a new normal, and I am strong enough to get through whatever comes my way. Maybe things will be just like last time, maybe not. No matter what - I have experience, humor, support and God on my side.

This is will probably be the last entry until Friday......my last entry as Happy Stone, party of three! So stay tuned for photos --- as we introduce our newest Stone....Baby Ben!

We love you all!


Anonymous said...

Hey Momma! Dustin and I were talking tonight that we haven't heard anything yet so safe to assume Baby Ben wasn't here yet. We can't wait to meet him!! I don't know who's more excited...us or Madison! Haha. She keeps talking about "Baby Ben" :)
We're keeping you all in our thoughts as we await news of Ben's arrival...another beautiful baby...another wonderful blessing for your family!

Anonymous said...

You know Aunt Chris is very anxious....ANOTHER BABY!!!! Can't wait to hear from you.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait!! Looking forward to hear from you all...it's nerve racking on the sidelines!!! Bless you all today! Love Jane

Tracy Woodard said...

You can do this, and you will do it very well! You have so much support and it's a day by day process until you find your new routine! You can do it!

Anonymous said...

Great job today Mommy. I'm very proud of both you and Ben. I am the luckiest man in the world:)


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