My mom is the most selfless person I know.  She is willing to help anybody out at the drop of a hat.  She has helped me more than I could ever dream to repay.  She has been there for me after each one of my baby’s births… even Ava’s when we were in Turkey.  For the past 2 weeks she has been staying with us.  The combination of a new baby and my ever high maintenance little 13 month old is enough to overwhelm.  Add in a few more kids with homework, games, practices, plus all the normal homemaking duties, etc. and it is all craziness.  Having my mom here was so great.  I would be a huge mess right now if it weren’t for her.  She went home last night.  We were all sad to see her go.  Having 2 of me around the house makes things 10 times easier, not just twice as easy.  She is just an hour and a half away, so I know if I need her, she is there.  However, today was a shot right into reality for me.  So far things are going OK.  Ask me in a few weeks when I’m good and sleep deprived and we’ll see then.  Thanks mom for being the greatest mom and grandma ever!!! We love you!