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My Due Date: November 24, 2015
I have given birth!
Age: 33 years old

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The Circle of Life
By Cattsmeow » Posted Dec. 2, 2016 7:04am - 248 views - 2 comments

I'm a couple of weeks late posting this, but that's pretty much how our November went. Valerie turned 1 on the 17th. We had planned to have a small cake at home with just us, but that didn't come to frutition. We suddenly and very unexpectedly lost my father in law that afternoon. It devastated us. We had had plans to go see him that weekend for an early Thanksgiving, and instead we ended up attending his funeral. We had just seen him on November 5th, and he was just a healthy as can be. I don't know how to explain to Valerie when she's older why there is always a dark shadow of saddness on her birthday. I only know that not only will we celebrate her birth on that day, we will celebrate the life of a man who loved his children and grandbabies fiercely, who talked of them with so much pride. I was blessed to have Bill in my life for 4 short, wonderful years, and I will always regret that we did not spend as much time as we should have with him. Life always got in the way. Work, lack of work and therefore funds to go for a visit, sick babies, etc. I just remember the last time we saw him. He was trying to walk out of the door without giving me a hug, and something told me to stop him...and get that hug from him. So I did. And I am so thankful that I did.

Now that I am crying and snotting everywhere again, back to Valerie and happy things!

She is a sassy little bit of a girl. Always so happy, getting into everything, climbing EVERYTHING. She argues with us all the time, and chases after her brothers, giggling, and saying "tickle tickle tickle" as she goes. I put the tree up this last week, and man was she just enthralled. I had to pull her out of it 5 times before it had even been up 10 minutes. She literally climbed up into it. She loves the lights, and has taken to laying beside it and just staring at them, reaching out every now and then to touch a bulb. Kinda like she's checking to make sure it's real. Valerie is certainly a spitfire, and a little ball of light and life. Her brothers adore her, she's got her Daddy wrapped tightly in her little hands, and she's Mommy's little cuddle bug/spider monkey. We all love her so much, and she certainly completes our family. I had had some regrets about having my tubes tied, but I don't anymore. I look at Tyler, Brandt, and Valerie, and I can not imagine adding anymore children. They complete me. Totally and completely.

This is my last JE on here. I will still pop in from time to time to sneak a peak at what everyone is up to, and to see all of your babies grow. I wish you all the very best. Merry Christmas from my family to yours.

Comments for this Journal Entry

Comment from MalPal85 » Posted Dec. 12, 2016 2:27pm
So sorry for your loss! Glad Valerie is doing well. Love seeing her on Facebook. My last JE will be bitter sweet as well. Our babies are growing way too fast!

Comment from Starmama14 » Posted Dec. 2, 2016 9:01am
So incredibly sorry for your loss!! But happy to hear that Valerie is doing well. She's a little doll! I will miss your updates !

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