I just got off the phone to my beautiful sister-in-law Jessima who moved far, far away a few months ago now, and it hits me again how much I miss her! And how lucky I am to be so very blessed sisters-wise. I was born with an older sister, the Tamster, who's always been perfect in every way - including being the best big sister on the entire planet. Then Bethany was born, who's one of the sweetest, nicest person you've ever met, she's ridiculously nice. Both of them are. And then my brother Jonny married Jessima, who's another one of the sweetest, nicest people you've ever met, and she just opened up her heart to all of us and we all adore her. Then Micky married Bec, and they've always lived so far away but they still make an effort to come and see us and they've just had baby Saphira and Bec is such a sweet Mama! Some people don't have any sisters at ALL!!! And I feel for them terribly!! James has a half sister who he only found out about semi recently and who he's never met, but I hope one day we do, because I can't imagine missing out on another sister relationship! She lives overseas, and is about 5 years younger than us I think - maybe more? But the thought of another sister thrills me. And I've got another 2 in the bag sometime in the future when Boliver take on their vows and marry another couple for us! It's so exciting wondering who they'll be! :) Sisters are so nice.
I feel like such a wonderful parent, because Maggie and Ana have each other. Forget buying them a swing set - I just birthed each of them their lifelong BFF. You're welcome, girls :)
And I'm pregnant at the moment (and dying. Was morning sickness really this bad every other time?! HOW do I forget this?!) and hoping to give SJ a brother (yes, I'll love it just as much if it's female ;)) so that he can have a brother like I have my sisters. And while I've been dead and dying of morning sickness Tammy and Beth have both come over and done my dishes and helped with my girls and brightened my days!! My wonderful mother has been over a LOT, and I've been over there and she's looked after my babies and done the days' meals for us so I didn't have to gag over the sink for hours too. I am so grateful I can't even tell her properly. She is wonderful. And she has so much of her own stuff on at the moment and has been dropping everything to come and help me. I am so blessed with wonderful women in my life!!
And now I should mention the amazing guys too - from Oliver making me toasties when I was hunched up on his couch the other day to Ben helping with the children and Dad making me Sunday night dinners, I am so blessed - and I haven't even mentioned James, who has been 'The Man' - coming home from work, making dinner, doing dishes, putting children to bed, cleaning everything and then pulling out all his tons of marking and report writing for his reports that are due next week, while I lie limply on the couch barely even pulling out a smile. And he does all that in addition to looking after me and running out to get me anything that I thought would make me feel better if just for a moment!
So very blessed! I hope the J's move back one day and we can hang out with them again. I feel like I took them for granted when they were here and I miss them!! And Jessima is down there all alone being supermum with her 4 children under 5, baby Jayde only 5 weeks old and Jonny working long hours in the new business!! And now I so wish I could help them!! (At least when the morning sickness goes away Jess :P). It's Jenna's birthday today, and I wish we could see her and cuddle her and wish her happy birthday!! Maggie talks about Jenna and Jordan and Jacey and Little Baby Jayde 'who we haven't seen yet' all the time, and loved calling her up to wish her happy birthday earlier :)
I'd better dash - my little baby man is crying and he really is the sweetest baby boy I've ever seen in my life, he has me completely wrapped - it makes James roll his eyes at least 20 times a day - another reason it's good I'm pregnant - this way hopefully I won't spoil Stanley-James too much when I get busy with the baby :) But for now, I'm his - and I'm off. But I'm really so grateful for my sisters! And brothers, and parents, and everyone, and this baby in my belly that's making me so sick but I know that I'm going to love it forever, and I'm so excited to be adding another little perfect person to this family who make me feel like the luckiest girl in the world every single day! Oh poor SJ - really going now! xoxox