Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Our Forever Growing Family

I want to say having a large family is not for the faint of heart but there are some out there that will probably disagree. Our family is not like the large families you see on television...19 and counting, Kate plus 8 or another show that has a large number in the household. Needless to say, we at this point are a family of ten and counting as unknown if there will be any new additions to our family. I say this as never quite certain we know to full content of life's future plan.

I can say many years ago, I would have said, I wanted to have a full time career, be a mother but not be a stay at home mother. Our family would have been two to three kids possibly four as I am not one for odd numbers. My OCD kicks in there. Then add in our family dog, cat and whatever else at the time and we would be good. Well things change, fast forward to now as we are a family of ten; hence the even number and things have definitely changed. You can say! Thinking back to my own family, as myself being the number eight, the baby too. I never thought in a million years I would be in the same exact position of my mother.

Not that she was not a great teacher on the contrary she was. My mother was awesome, she was someone I spoke to pretty much everyday when she was on this earth but how did she cook everything from scratch on a daily basis, make homemade bread, or can everything under the sun and still find the time for her family and never waver in her faith. I guess in that statement I did learn how to do it in my own way. Though, I may not cook everything homemade, may not always have my laundry put away but I do find the time to be with my family. I find the time to enjoy to moments to see the smiles, the laughter, remember to trust and have faith, to advocate, to embrace to boo-boos and cherish cries, to hug and hold, to find time for butterfly and Eskimo kisses, to sing silly songs and most of all to be the mother my mother taught me to be in the never ending adventure of our large family life.

From my mother's kinder spirit and my father's attention to detail which have been embedded deep inside my heart and soul along with my own life changing moment to really realize the full aspect of parenting. The hard work, more than interesting moments, humbling feelings, frustrating times, fulfilling beats, saddening junctures, a true greatness for love and compassion which has wholeheartedly taken my or for that matter all of our hearts but most importantly what we have become is this forever growing family that is absolutely priceless.

In a nutshell this is us from the big kiddos to the littles...where we go from here, is unknown but what I do know is that our quaint family is really larger than the ten of us. That is where the tremendous amount of blessings come as a reminder to our family on a daily basis. For that is beyond the words that I can express and are truly thankful to All!

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding, but in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

Until Next Time...Make It A Great Day!

Send a Tweet Julie@ACrazyBigFamily

No comments:

Post a Comment