Tuesday, May 18, 2010

It takes a Village


It has taken a Village to help take care of Davy. Seriously, I've needed a Village. I could not be with my baby every day if it weren't for my amazing friends and family. These Ladies(my sisters) left there families for a week to be in my home to take care of my family. They are now coming back for round 2. All of them have helped out in different ways while they were here.























This is Is my mom. She is coming for a third time this week. She is a very crafty lady. She came right when Max had a school project due, it was perfect timing. She also had fun things planned, like making homemade doughnuts or cookies. Not to mention all the cute hats and flowers she made for Davy.

This is my sister Jennie. She's a school teacher, so I knew the homework would be done and done right. She is also very good at organizing. Her and Beth(my other sister) reorganized my whole garage. Immediately after they had an intervention about my hoarding issues. Apparently I am a craft hoarder. They made me swear not to buy another piece of fabric until I use what I have(I crossed my fingers though.) She also brought her 2 kids, so my boys were in heaven playing with their cousins.
Then there was my oldest sister, Cathy. I got 2 for the price of one here. She brought her husband, Dale. Dale fixed every random broken thing in my house and even installed a doggie door for Charlie(and Harper). She was here during spring break, so she planned a bunch of fun things for the boys to do. The best part was that she would text me pictures so I could see what they were up to during the day.























After Cathy came Terri. Terri was my comic relief. She always makes me laugh. Which during times like these it's good to have a laugh. She always had the house nice and clean. And Harper really started to love her. He was calling her wam-ma.


Now the next 2 ladies live close by me. So while they didn't stay in my house, they have been a huge help to me. They have been my babysitting organizers, meal bringers, fill- in babysitters and call me daily to see how everyone is doing. I don't know how we would get through this hard time without family. I know I could never thank them enough for what they have done for us.

My sister Beth and my SIL Amber.

8 comments:

Georgia said...

Its so true Ruth....it does take a village. You are truly blessed with amazing people around you! I'm still laughing about you being a craft horder....LOL

Carrie Anne said...

oh i am so glad you have that village to help you! that is awesome...what wonderful women. what a neat opportunity for your children to bond with them, too. that is really cool.:)

Larsen Party 24/7 said...

i love how in each picure they're staring adoringly down at davy. you're so fortunate to have such amazing women in you're family!

p.s. i'm worse, i'm a craft hoarder in a small apartment with no garage to store it...our kitchen table is my permanent "craft room" with crap everywhere. good thing paul loves me.

summerzfamily said...

sister's are absolutely the BEST!!!! such a blessing-- no pressure with sisters!! xoxoxo

dressparty said...

I just loved this post about all the angels-helpers that are in your life - Please start letting "US" help you too = I would love to do help too - Just need the SOS from you or your sisters - I love you and Scott and I am so pleased how the hand of the Lord is there with Davy - She is so special! Love Aunt DeAnne

LAURA :) said...

HEY RUTHIE...... I SELL MY CRAFTS AT CRAFT BOUTIQUES THAT ARE FUNDRAISERS FOR SOME ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS..... LET ME KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO TAKE SOME OF YOUR FINISHED CRAFTS TO SELL FOR YOU..... OX LAURA :)

Becky said...

What a huge blessing it is to have those women in your life. I only have brothers, so I'm jealous! I'm so glad that you have such a wonderful support group!

Becky said...

What a huge blessing it is to have those women in your life. I only have brothers, so I'm jealous! I'm so glad that you have such a wonderful support group!