Today was Ginger's 2nd Birthday Party. She will officially be two at 3:16 am tonight.
This is one of my favorite photos from the party!
It has the three most important people in my life in it!
I just want to have a little "on my heart" reflection here tonight as today was a whirlwind of chaos and emotion.
Being 8 months pregnant for the third time, I know my limitations pretty well. I know that if I don't start crafting and planning for a party like this WAY in advance I will get a horrible amount of anxiety at the last minuet and drive myself into a nervous wreck.
So I started planning and making everything early. Sure enough there wasn't much to do this morning except set everything out and do a quick pick up.
The kids were wild all morning with excitement! Their Grandma and cousins came and a great time was had by all.
The party was very intimate. Sometimes, when my emotional state is a bit weakened I don't do well with entertaining large crowds so I decided to just keep it to family this year!
I was glad.
Emotions always run high on holidays though, it's something for me that can't really be avoided. I need to remind myself this is normal and okay.
So after the day was done, I was left feeling a little anxiety ridden, a little lonely. My husband had to work tonight so it was just me and the kids.
So I have been clinging to my daily devotionals and trying to reach out whenever I can.
Gratitude for me is one of my greatest tools. I feel like when I step outside myself and feel grateful for even the simplest things, I immediately feel relieve.
So, I just want to say how incredibly grateful I am for my family, my husband, my mother, my sister, my sister in law. Inevitably one of them ends up being a sounding board for me when I really need it. Family is so important! I need to remember that every single day!
So tonight I will go to sleep knowing that I love and I am loved. I will go to sleep grateful and pray to wake up refreshed for a new day.
Thank you for listening! Good Night!
And don't worry, I have about one million photos of the party to post. I will probably get it up by Tuesday I hope!