Wednesday, August 28, 2013


August 28, 2010 at 4:06pm, my life took new meaning. I was completed. I was whole. I was new. I was turned into something that I was meant to be, a mother. Every time a child is born, so is a mother. And the day this girl was born, so was I. 
The miracle I held in my arms was my new reason for existence, and she still is today. My, what she has taught me. 

Patience. I never knew true patience until this child. Patience is a hard virtue that you must learn on your own as yours gets worn thin. And kids have the best way of teaching it. 

Trust. I never knew what I could trust in until her sweet little life pushed me to my last boundary, to my last cord. I have learned to trust the most through her. 

Love. I don't think anyone knows the true meaning of love until they bear a child. And boy did my heart grow 3 sizes when she was born. 
Courage. She has taught me to be courageous, and power through all of life's obstacles. The toughest obstacle in life is raising children, and determining what is right and wrong and what you want them to take away from your guidance and knowledge. That takes courage. To keep your head held high when others disagree with your teachings, to stand your ground when you don't agree with theirs. Courage. 
Kindness. I have never known a small child to hold as much kindness in her heart as Claire does. It makes me reach down deep in my soul and try harder and harder each day to be kind to everyone. 
Joy. Oh, the joy this smile brings to me. It is contagious. And we soak it up every chance we get. 
As she has grown from a baby into a child, I want time to stop. Slow Down. 
God blessed us when he give us her. And I don't want to miss a minute of get precious life. 
Three years have gone by. Three precious years. The best three years of my existence. And I am looking forward to all of the years to come. With Claire Jane as my daughter, my best friend. 
Happy birthday to the most special 3 year old little girl we could ask for. Another year older, another year gone, another year growing into your own. We are so proud of you and who you have become. 

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Queen of the waves

Sister had a fantastic time on vacation this year. I swear, it keeps getting better and better. The older she gets the more fun she has, and the more fun we have experiencing at all with her. She went to a water park, putt putt golf, swimming in the pool, building sand castles, getting ice cream (EVERY NIGHT) jumping waves and even took all her naps on the beach. She is a beach babe, and we are so grateful, because we live for the beach. Hoping we can have a family beach house in the next few years where we can come down all the time!! 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

We LOVE the beach

The Busbey's are a beach family for sure... We are visiting Bethany beach and fenwick island this week. It is crazy hectic, with 7 children under 8 and 10 adults, but we wouldn't choose it any other way. We are making amazing memories. 
So much fun. More to come. 

Thursday, August 8, 2013


This week has been filled with craziness with preparation for vacation next week... Another week of craziness, with cousins, sand, beach, and fun. we are super excited. 
Claire attended vacation bible school through our church, Living Grace, in Urbana. It was nice to have the morning with little bro, but strange at the same time to not have her with us. She, of course, was in her glory with all the kids, sports, crafts and fun. 

photo credit: mister Gweg. :) 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

playing pirates

I received this photo while at work of my babes playing pirates in Claire's bed... love.