It has been a long weekend for all of us. Both kids are sick with strep and Oliver has pink eye. I am sure it is only a matter of time until we are all ill. We are one contagious household.
Last night I watched some video footage of the kids that my friend Kamarah sent. She and Michele were here for a visit in November. She captured Waverly singing "Tomorrow" and "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes" (2 of Wavey's favorites). And me reading "Sammy the Seal". (Wavey likes to finish each page for me, by completing the last word of each sentence.) I was so excited to have those memories on film. I had a good cry when it was over.
It was emotional for me. I spent time later that night putting photos from our last week in London in an album. I realized that I have put so much effort in documenting memories and writing down the places and date and people. Thinking one day Waverly & Oliver will be sharing the photos with their kids and grandkids. I was putting together an album for me. One that will hopefully bring comfort and warm memories when they are gone. It was a terribly depressing evening, but sometimes I need to just sit in my sadness. That is exactly what I did.