Day 21: Happiness

30 Day Blog Challenge – Day 21: A photo of something or someone that makes you happy


This assignment was SO easy to create! My beautiful and amazing daughter Abby has spent the last 9 days in Virginia getting spoiled by her Nana and Poppy and playing with her cousin Dorothy Anne. I know the trip has been good for all parties involved. My parents get to spend some one-on-one time with Abby and since they live 5 hours away they only get to see her every 2-3 months. Abby also gets the chance to become a little more independent and has time to bond with her cousin (who is 10 months younger than her). I grew up close to a lot of my cousins so I would love for Abby to have that same opportunity. It has been good for my husband and I as well as we have had some downtime just the two of us and we were able to have conversations that didn’t include diapers or SpongeBob.


Thankfully today is the day she comes home! I honestly may kiss her cheeks completely off! I miss her smile and the sound of her laugh. I even miss hearing “Mama, what are you doing?” 4872 times a day and getting kicked in the wee hours of the morning when she has made her way into our bed. I miss this face so much:

My Source of Happiness

It is through this beautiful miracle that I have learned so much about God’s love. She has taught me what unconditional love is. Through her God has taken something ugly and broken and made it beautiful and abundant. Words cannot describe just how thankful I am for being allowed the chance to parent such an amazing little girl!


What is making you smile today?

3 comments on “Day 21: Happiness

  1. C.C. @ I'm On My Way ~ my journey as a Christ follower, wife, mamma, and fibromyalgia fighter says:

    Beautiful girl! I know you are so ready to see her. Hope the minutes pass quickly until she is home with you.

  2. Jamee,

    Abby is absolutely adorable! So precious! Enjoy every minute!!

    You are to be commended for allowing Abby to be away from you spending time with grandparents. Not all parents will allow that.

    Our girls spent a lot of time with Gary’s family (not so much with my family). They even made a long vacation trip to Disney in California, etc. They have cassette tapes journaling that trip.

    Our youngest daughter and son-in-law let us start taking Lola when she was just a few months old. What a privilege. Now they live just a mile from us, so we get to see them several times a week. Gary has special time with her on his day off. We’re anticipating these times with Wyatt.

    Damaris has spent some time with us. Last summer she spent a month. She flew by herself all the way from Houston.

  3. RachelAllison says:

    Awwweee….. so sweet! She is adorable!!!

    Today I am happy about God’s goodness in taking chaos and making beautiful things out of it. I am made so happy by the fact that my struggles can be an encouragement to others… it just makes things a little more worth while in the end. 🙂


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