Saturday, July 31, 2010

our Family

Late last night, after my wonderful date with my hot Husband (where I stuffed myself surprisingly full of Cheesecake Factory delights) I found myself looking for a DVD. It was of a recorded 4D ultrasound that my Parents were interested in seeing, at least my Mom was. I found a blank DVD in the back of the drawer. I knew it wasn't what I was looking for but I was curious, so I popped it in and pressed play. It was a DVD that I made for our Parents for Christmas in 2008. I dont think I had seen it since.

I sat back and watched. Miscellaneous pictures of the kids appeared on the screen along with some mushy songs. I didn't want it to end. It was 3 or 4 songs worth of photographs. Most were of Luke and Ella from our California days. And towards the end baby Olivia come on. It was overwhelming to watch these 3 kids who I love more than anything. To see the things we did together, interactions with each other, places we'd go. It was a record of our life. It showcased those whom I love most. My Family.

I couldn't help but to think of this baby girl who will be joining in in all tomorrow. I imagined what this same video would be in a couple of years. Filled with new pictures of a Sister and a Daughter that we've yet to meet. Pictures of Olivia and she... splashing in the pool. Pictures of Luke and She, cheesy grins and skinny arms wrapped around each other.

Today at breakfast I said "Well, here's to our last day as a family of 5." And I was thinking about all of the chaos and craziness that's about to hit us all. My Mom jumped in and said, "this is your last day as an incomplete family. Tomorrow you will be complete." I loved that. I cant wait for it.

To a complete Family. 1 Dad. 1 Mom. 1 Son and 3 Daughters. The Wirthlins. Finally all together. (I hope....)

3 comments:

KYoho said...

she is a lucky girl to be born in a family where there is so much love and happiness...she is just as excited as you are!

Chris, Michelle, and the girls said...

I love this, Jill! I am so excited for you! We'll be thinking of you and yours all day long!

Tasha said...

What a great thing for your Mom to say. That just made me smile. What a sweet and wonderful family too. Love you Jill.

Baby Olivia

Baby Olivia
bright eyes

My funny Ella

My funny Ella

My handsome Luke

My handsome Luke

O'Paris

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