Tuesday, January 3, 2012
A Quick Hello - Back to School After Christmas Break
That family is the reason why I get up each morning and do what I do. They are my joy. I have really enjoyed having them all home for the Christmas break.
I have enjoyed teenagers attempting to stuff each other into the pantry. Dart gun wars. Late night batches of cookies. Watching the same movie over and over. Talks with my kids about their lives. Joys and worries. I am so thankful for these times. I know we will go on enjoying each other as the years go by, but I cannot reclaim these days. I get tired, grumpy and down right frustrated with the work load and emotional challenges of raising this family of 7, but I would do it all over again.
We have enjoyed the Christmas Holiday so much. I feel so thankful for the Lord's kindness to me. First for blessing us with this group to raise and enjoy and second for having my back. I could not do it from day to day alone. I could not do this if I did not believe that he is there lifting me and supporting me.
I will never pass this way again. Oh, how sweet the days and the hours are. Years from now the struggles that come with life will fade. As I remember them I will cherish these days.