I actually cried from joy today. Really, and truly cried. Spontaneously.
Since I was 11 weeks pregnant with Michael and Matthew, WAY back in 2000, I have been an active member in my local Mothers of Multiples group. When I gave birth, I only missed one meeting. Outside of one meeting because I was out of town, and one because I was sick, I hadn't missed meetings in over three years.
Until about 4 or 5 months ago. Because of my medical problems, Matthew's medical problems, Scott being out of town so much and various other things conspiring against me, I haven't been to a meeting or any of the events. I've been emailing with our interim president, to keep in touch when I could.
Today, I got a Christmas card from the group. Enclosed was a nicely sized gift card from Wal-Mart to make our Christmas 'a little brighter'. It just hit me hard. Sometimes I forget how great these women are as a support system. I miss them a great deal. Our next meeting is on the same night as the boys' Christmas pageant at school. If we get out on time, I'm going to try to go in to the meeting a little late.
But now on to the promised photos of my pumpkin, Matthew, when he had the tube last week. He's a trooper!!!!