Thanks for the fun questions!
I now have blog material for the next 100 Fridays.
So let's begin with some easy ones:
Where do I go shopping for myself besides Etsy?
Old Navy, Gap and Target.
I'm a simple girl.
I pretend shop at Anthropologie and Land of Nod.
What did I want to be when I grew up.
But then I figured out that lots of science and math was involved.
Science, math and I do not get along.
If I could only eat one thing for the rest of my life, what would it be?
Are my toenails painted?
NO matter what.
Either a dark red, or blackie gray.
What is my fave item of clothing?
Here is my uniform:
two wife beaters,
gap curvy jeans,
How tall am I?
5 foot 2.
If I am standing up really straight.
My husband is a full foot taller than I am.
Halley is tall.
Lucy is petite.
Janey remains to be seen.
We all have really, really big heads.
How do we explain Joy to the girls?
I don't really know how we started talking to Halley about her big sister in heaven. It wasn't planned, we didn't discuss how we would tell her, it just sort of happened organically. We toted her along to the cemetery with us, in fact we stopped by there on the way home from the hospital. She always knew that she had a sister that lived with Jesus, and in fact I think she is the one that first told Lucy about Joy. They both call the cemetery the "baby Joy remembering park." It isn't a scary place like movies make them out to be.
Each time they get a ballon they send it up in the sky to heaven.
They have always done that and at Joy's birthday celebration we wrote notes on the balloons before we sent them up. Last year Drew brought us pink balloons and these sweet letters for our family pictures last year, without even knowing that we did that. Another reason why she is so amazing.
Anyway, because they know about Joy, they know about Jesus, they are excited for Heaven. I think as adults we bring all of our own fears and issues into what we think our kids can understand. Joy will always be part of our family and I really can't imagine not talking about her.
I believe that knowing they have a sister that is already there and who will show them around makes Heaven so much more of a sweeter destination.
More me. me. me. next week.