Jillian waited 12 long years for her dream of having a sister to come to pass. Believe me, she loves and appreciates her baby sister! You would think that 12 years would be WAY to big of an age gap for these two to be close. Nope. My beloved Jillian has conscientiously cultivated a wonderful relationship with her Gracie. She has read to her, played with her, taken her to movies (even with other friends along), taken her on special shopping trips, to lunch, to the library, on drink runs...you get the idea. Now all of this has made the hole in little Grace's life even bigger now that Jill is gone away to CoLLeGe, but that's ok. They've written emails back and forth, text messaged, called. I find little pieces of paper with notes to Jill on them, and we "snail mail" them every once in a while. Grace will draw a picture of the two of them, and write "Everyone misses you Jill. Well, mostlee Mom and me miss you not the boys have fun in colige" A couple weeks ago, Grace came into my room with a note and a $10 bill. It was a Saturday night. She said that she needed to mail the money to Jill "right now!" She had broken into her piggy bank and taken out her savings. I told her that it was a lot of money! "Ummm...let's put it on my dresser and if you still feel this way in the morning we'll do it." I started thinking...have we been talking about finances in front of the kids? No. Have we mentioned Jillian paying for college? No...Hmmm. Well, first thing the next morning Grace got up, brought an envelope in and was insistent on sending it to Jillian. So we did. Sacred funds my friend. Sacred funds.
The Brain: Are you pondering what I'm pondering? Pinky: I think so Brain, but burlap chafes me so.
Quote of the Day
"Faith in something greater than ourselves enables us to do what we have said we'll do, to press forward when we are tired or hurt or afraid, to keep going when the challenge seems overwhelming and the course is entirely uncertain." -Gordon B. Hinckley
Word of the Day
fillip \FIL-uhp\ , noun: 1. A snap of the finger forced suddenly from the thumb; a smart blow.
flummox \FLUM-uhks\, transitive verb: To confuse; to perplex.