Monday, August 8, 2011
Blessed with 7 For a Few Special Days
We have been so excited to host Camp C. I landed in the North on Friday night after a week in NYC to a picture texted by Claire of Shaelee holding up a white board saying " 1 More Sleep". The C's (and the S's) have been counting down the days, just waiting to see their buddy's Ruby and Sienna. Thank you Ms Barb for your early morning pick up and getting us safely to the airport. We were greeted by Viny, Emily and Shaelee, just beyond excited to see their friends. We arrived home to butterflies on the wall, and hand made signs for the girls. The white board was in the room with flowers, all prepared by Ms Claire. 0 more sleeps, they were finally here.
So far, we have had a birthday party, swim meets (thank you Mary), and Ruby and Sienna are even going to gymnastics class with Shaelee. They are incredibly sweet (all of the kids), and we all feel so honored and blessed to have them here with us for a few days. Everyone plays nice, everyone gets along, and it's been a very exciting week. Ralph and our family cannot even express how amazing it was to watch Ruby and Sienna sitting at our computer anxiously awaiting the call and the first glimpse of their new little sister. They took it all in, and they clearly are already bonded to Ms Emme.
Tomorrow they leave for Camp S for a few days. I know it's going to be way too quiet around here. They are all finally asleep, but their girlie giggles were so happily loud as they all played with stickers in the top bunk. There is a sign on the door: Girls only....(Quinn and Yinny are still allowed). The sweet sound of 4 girls happily playing.
On August 6, 2009 we were assigned our precious Shaelee. We could never have understood at that moment how our lives would have changed. Friends we would meet, and best friends united. It isn't a feeling easy to articulate. But we know we are blessed that 2 years later, we get to spend time with 2 precious girls that we love so much....
So tonight, Ruby asked me to post pictures of her artwork that she and Emily had drawn for her Mommy and Daddy to see. Sienna told me quietly on the side to send her little drawing too.
So here we are, the C's and the S's....Blessed beyond belief to be part of this magical time. And from far away, we all want you to know, we love you Emme Jade.