I am so thankful for my family.
That is what I have to remember amidst a week like this one. It has been full of epic (sometimes public) writhing on the ground screaming tantrums. Turns out that makes grocery shopping with her a little unpleasant. Then there is the not napping, which is normally my 1.5-2 hour reprieve during the day. And then the outright rebellion and disobedience, and that we haven't yet decided how we are going to be handling that so I feel helpless. And the fact that I am handling this alone during the day and am still getting used to Mike being at a new job where he is much less available to talk when I need encouragement and also as a bonus did I mention he doesn't get the Friday after Thanksgiving off like most people do? sigh.
But still... I love Violet so much and am just trying to do my best to care for her, because ultimately she is one of two of the best gifts God has given me, the other being having Mike as my husband and tireless support. And our wonderful families and friends who and adore and care for Violet are high on that list too.
I have a lot to be thankful for... even though in this moment I am sitting here begrudgingly typing this and V is sitting watching Sesame Street and not napping today. Why oh why is she not napping??
But still, really, I am so thankful for her. I hope that my blog makes that abundantly clear (despite my impassioned rant about our recent rough days).
I just need to keep these pictures in mind... especially since these moments are so precious and fleeting. The nap part especially- it's not so easy for me to stay asleep when the camera is click clicking. :)