Monday, August 9, 2010

Thank You Friends

Thanks for your comments on my big ol whiny post of Saturday.

I know that our challenges will change as the children age. Thank you for the perspective Marie, Dawn and Cindy.

The one thing I know is this....I love these children. And there is absolutely nothing that prepares you for the work and fatigue of having a large family.

Every now and then I sit and wonder. I wonder what it would have been like to have been a small family. I wouldn't need 2 sets of washers and dryers or 2 dishwashers or have to cook 4 pounds of pinto beans at a time or make 60 pancakes at a time. I would have been sleeping for the last 8 years!

But then I realize we would have missed out on the wonderful personalities of my younger 4 children. Who would want to have missed out on them??! My older 2 guys are serious and the younger 4 have brought lots joy and laughter into our lives.

I try to keep it in perspective. I try. I try. I try.

Honestly, it has just been a humdinger of a year. With all the stuff relating to #5 being molested, #1's fall out with that and then DH falling down the stairs. I just need to take better care of myself to keep my equilbrium.

I am learning.

Thank you my friends.

I miss you guys.

1 comment:

Marie said...

Life goes in seasons, my friend. It seems this one is a season of challenges for you, and it has been a long one. But I have learned that we are not given this kind of hard season in our lives, without also being given some great rewards from it.

I hope you get rest. And I hope one day soon you can look back on this season, and revel in the wonderful rewards that have come out of it.

And I think once my September schedule gets released we should pick a get together, and just spend an evening relaxing and lifting each other up, and sharing war stories. (and laughing).

Email me with any thoughts on location. Would love to get away with you and Cindy.


The days are so different. Instead of mess and homeschool teaching I have a DH working from home and quiet until 2:54 when #6 (who is 10)...