Thursday, July 2, 2009


Yesterday Emma, my mom, and I went to lunch and then to get pedicures. Emma was sitting with my mom and the manicurist asked her (Emma) how many children were in our family. Emma's answer was 4. My heart dropped just a little when I heard this. I was afraid of questions that could stem from her answer...there were none. And then all I could think was, wow. She is only 5 years old, but she actually gets it. She really does think of Sophia & Ellie as part of our family. I guess we have talked about mommy having 4 kids, but I never thought she would have included the twins in this answer. She is so precious and I am so lucky to have my children in my life...all four of them.

And here are her cute little tootsies...ready to celebrate the 4th of July!


  1. I got a pedicure yesterday too. I was going to go for some red/white/blue theme but then just decided to get pink. Children are amazing.

  2. Tina, this post brought tears to my eyes. Emma has such a beautiful heart, and how precious she did not think twice before she gave her honest answer. I have read the post a couple times already because it is so touching, and it brings me joy to think of the pure heart of a child.

    Hugs and love to you. I know everything is still so raw. I hope Hope has found Sophia and Ellie - I know she'd love a couple of girl friends to play with in Heaven when her brothers are too much. :)

    xoxo, Kerry