The last few weeks have been full of getting things in order for our move, and doing things in Richmond one last time and saying goodbye to friends for the time being. It was all harder than I thought it was going to be.
Joy did come in the morning. Friday morning I was picking up Libby's room and I heard myself say "I love this room." We are settling in slowly. There are still a lot of boxes to unpack, there are curtains to hang, and I still need to find just the right space to hang all of our family photos, but I think the sadness over what we had is past.
I always knew, even before I knew I was pregnant, that Liberty Rose and Maggie Bell would part of our life. I don't what it was, mother's intuition or something, I just knew I would know them, I even feel like I had an idea of their personalities. This one though, he had me stumped. His sisters knew, they took care of it for me. From about the time my belly started to show they named him Cooper and have told everyone they come across about him. Finally, we know that they were right, and our new baby is a little boy. I can't wait to meet him. Mother's intuition is kicking in and I think I'm learning a little bit more about him each and everyday he is with me. I am so thankful that I am able to experience this one more time. I wasn't sure it was going to happen, but it has and I am grateful.
It is a beautiful thing.
Thanks to my friend Beth who took these lovely family photos for us at our old house before we left!