May 17, 2012

My bright orange package came in the mail today.
I have to say, it was bitter|sweet; normally ordering prints is exciting for me. It would resemble memories and most likely redecorating.
Not this time.
This package represents a chapter closing.
It means it's time to throw all the memories I have with Elle together to gift to the family on my last day.

I can't believe it's only 8 more days with the Little. She seems to be getting more and more attached as the days near and it's taking every ounces of the happiness in me to show her everything is going to be okay.
& everything will be okay; I'm confident she will still love her "Auby" even after the final days of companionship.

So here we are off early on a Thursday afternoon, coming home to that bright orange package and jumping into a night of scrapbooking.

Full disclosure:
Wine will be involved and many tears will be shed.


  1. you are so strong!!
    I cant imagine how tough this is for you. but as you say it is one chapter closing & another one opening!! May God continue to bless you!!!!
    Cherish those moments.
    Cant wait to see the final product of scrap book! :)


  2. Praying for you in this exciting yet difficult time!

  3. It's so hard, but how amazing you were to be a part of her life even if it was just a short time. I can relate because I was a nanny for a family with two older kids and one younger one who I was very close with. I did it during high school and summers while I was in college. It was so hard to finally leave them. There are seasons in life for everything and how very special you have so many pictures to document your time together! It's never easy to move on, but how great you'll still be able to keep in touch and see her grow up.

  4. You have been and will continue be a huge part of her life! Take all the memories with you, and smile when you think of them. God has big things happening in your life! I am so excited to see the final product of the scrap book :) Praying for you sweet girl!

  5. How long did you babysit her exactly?

  6. Look at you! I've missed you, I know I know... totally my fault! I've nominated myself to be a lazy ACE blogger! I've been bad.

    So I just went back and read a lot of your posts, GO YOU for your fitness challenage!
    Is it weird for me to say, I think you have the cutest toosh? Remember, I'm married. If I only had a toosh... Mines everywhere else! ANYWAY... I'm promising to not disappear! I've been slack and ready for a come back. Just wanted to drop in to say hello!

    Oh and CUTE layout. Did you do it yourself or someone else do it? I'm looking for someone to design mine... Like a comeback look! Let me know!

    XoXo, Jess