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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Too Many Flowers??? Stop and smell the roses!!

"How can you say there are too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers." - Blessed Mother Teresa

My Mom and I were talking the other day in the McDonald's drive through about how peoples 1st reaction most of the time is "OH MY... these are all your children... UGHHH, you have your hands full...." What they see is the work and don't get me wrong, the work is never ending and fills every minute of my day, but once in a while someone will say, "What a lovely family, you are so blessed." Somehow, these few individuals see beyond the work and see the joy which far outweighs the work. One of my favorite tasks is waking the kids each morning. I love to see what strange sleeping positions they have chosen; laying right atop the big dog toy, or head and feet hanging over the sides of the bed. I love the 1st words of the day. Sometimes it's an "I love you Mommy" or a "The ants were eating something" obviously from their dream. Jadon usually doesn't say anything, but rolls out of his bed and sleepily stumbles out of the room. I love watching them try to get their little bodies working as they wake from a long nights sleep. So many little things make my heart burn with love and awe each day that it's all worth while and a blessing. I am so privileged that God would entrust me with these little souls. So thank you to those special people who are able to see beyond the work and offer a warm... "What a lovely family, you are so blessed."

After pulling out of McDonald's I parked to hand out food.... Jadon, "I don't want french fries, I want a drink...." Kaylee, "I want chicken nuggets".... Addison, "I want a cheeseburger" and Cody, "Dink, Dink, Dink, Dink".... all this was bombarding my ears all at once.... over and over and over..... My Mom and I couldn't help but laugh as I responded, "Yes, Masters.... do you also need me to wipe your noses and your bottoms"?

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