When my first daughter was born, she had her daddy’s olive skin, dark brown eyes and brown hair. When #2 came along, we expected something similar, but here she came with fair skin, blue eyes and a ton of blonde hair! We were shocked! Shortly thereafter, we were given an unexpected blessing in daughter #3. She has the most beautiful red hair and now-green eyes. I get asked frequently if they are all mine, and if they have the same dad. Um… YES!!
Their personalities are just as diverse as their physical features. My firstborn never met a stranger, is a natural-born leader, a rule-follower and shares her momma’s OCD tendencies. My middle is more reserved, and sensitive in both the way she deals with her own feelings and in the way she empathetically notices and tunes into others. She is spunky and loves catching bugs and lizards. My third is the girliest of girls – owns the most tutus and is definitely the baby! And rules? What rules?? She certainly provides me with lots of growing opportunities when it comes to creative discipline.
One of the visions Amanda and I have for this blog is to keep things “real”. We have learned that there is comfort in knowing that no one is perfect – even when they may seem that way on the outside. I will be the first to tell you I am NOT perfect, that my laundry is rarely caught up, and I certainly don’t have all the answers. But I do have a good idea every now and then. Hopefully, the excerpts from my crazy life will encourage those of you who choose to frequent our blog.