Libby here again to bring you today’s little bit of Sweet Shoppe bliss. You know, having a new baby, a lot of times the older kids get overlooked. I’ll admit that I usually post about Chloe because my life seems to revolve around her right now, but I have to take a minute and brag about my older daughter Gracie.
Gracie is 14 and chooses to live with her dad in another state so that she can go to high school with the friends she grew up with. To say I miss her like crazy is the understatement of the year. Sure, we talk on the phone all the time, and Skype & texting make it easy for us to stay connected. It’s not the same as getting to wrap my arms around her. I still feel like I’m a part of her everyday life, but I miss not seeing her every day. Well, last week, she came here to spend 6 weeks with us, and I can already tell you, it’s gonna be HARD to let her go!
I don’t even know where to begin in bragging about my girl. She’s one of the most polite young ladies you’ll ever meet, she’s so compassionate, and she just got her report card for the 2nd semester where she received straight A’s. She plays french horn in the marching band and will be a part of the Colorguard again in the fall. On top of all that, she’s one of the greatest big sisters I’ve ever seen.
When we found out last year that we were expecting a little surprise bundle of joy, I was afraid of how Gracie would take it. She’s been my baby her whole life, and I wasn’t sure how she would feel about sharing me (especially since she couldn’t be here all the time). I was worried for nothing. She dotes on little Chloe as if it were her own child. She’s so great about helping to change diapers or feed Chloe when I’m working, and honestly, Chloe LOVES the attention from her big sister. It’s just amazing to me to watch the bond between these 2 grow, even with 14 years and 300 miles separating them.
So, all in all, I’m pretty blessed, and I just needed to brag on her a little bit.
Here’s a photo we had taken back in March when she was here for Spring Break. This was right in the middle of Chloe’s most colicky, sleepless nights. So don’t mind the complete look of sleep-deprivation on my face. LOL