As we approach the holiday season this weekend, thoughts of family and all the things we're thankful for come to mind. We've been lucky to have one of our moms staying with us since Ruby was born six weeks ago. Bob's mom came first for a few weeks, then my mom for the last couple weeks. Before they arrived, I was nervous that I'd feel overwhelmed having them here for weeks at a time with the new baby. But truth is, it was amazing. Our moms were so helpful…cooking us homemade Thai and Korean meals, helping out with the baby, giving us our space to figure things out, and being around to get to know their new granddaughter. I found myself growing closer to both of them and having a new found respect for them as our moms. There were no video monitors, diapers with wetness indicators, or fancy swaddle blankets back in the 70's when we were born, yet they seemed to make it all work.
They're both back in Philly now, and we miss them and look forward to when they'll be able to visit again. So, friends, what small moments lately are you most thankful for this holiday? I hope you have a great long weekend with your loved ones. See you back here on Monday! — Joy