Had a very busy weekend. More busy than most. Phoebe had two shows on Friday and two shows on Saturday. She had some cousins sleep over Saturday night as they came to see one of her shows. And then we had the boys' baptism on Sunday during noon mass. I have to admit the whole weekend when I look on it was surreal. Just unbelievable to think we now have three wonderful, healthy, happy children. When I think of eleven years ago having an anxiety attack coming home from visiting a new nephew and we had no children or pregnancy to speak of yet. We had been married for four years at that point and wanted children so desparately. Then even after having Phoebe, going through almost 9 years of not knowing we'd have any more children. And here I was holding Liam while he was baptized in the church while my husband had just held Tommy through his! I almost cried during that moment.
I always swear that it's the odd moments that hit me and make me emotional. Never the ones you think of. I was happy when the boys were born, but still so nervous about them growing and getting out of the hospital, I didn't have time to get emotional. I had to be in "get it done" mode. But then in that moment of standing in front of the baptismal font with my husband standing next to me, us holding our two wonderful boys and our beautiful daughter standing across from us with her camera taking our picture, I almost broke down and cried with happiness. For so long I never thought we would achieve that moment. But I made sure I composed myself and didn't cry. I didn't want to look cr@ppy in the pictures!
I have pictures of Phoebe in her Chinese dress and full theater makeup and the boys in their white suits on the camera, but I haven't had time to download them yet. i promise to share them all soon!