On Monday morning, I snuck out of the kitchen, while the boys were working on their math lesson, to clean up my room. Have I told you how amazing these two boys have been this week as we jump back into our homeschooling routine? It is nothing short of a miracle, but anyhoo . . . I was dusting off the top of my dresser, when all of a sudden I had this overwhelming feeling of gratitude overcome me, and I began to cry. Looking at all the pictures and the various crafts the kids have made me over the years that adorn the top of my dresser, I thought to myself:
I can't believe they are all mine. I have been given so much!
Zoe, my beautiful young woman, who inspires me and who makes me strive to do better each and every day.
Elliot, my tender-hearted boy, who has taught me more than anyone else and who has made me the mom I am today.
Avery, my baby boy, who fills my life with smiles, joy and laughter.
And Thing 4, my bonus baby, who is a constant reminder to me that God lives, that He knows me, that He answers prayers, and that He loves me.
I am so truly blessed!
I wonder if these two kids could have ever imagined nineteen years ago, when this photo was taken, just how amazing their life together was going to turn out?
I can honestly say they had no clue, but they had hope, and they worked awfully hard to get to where they are today.
Thank you, Heavenly Father. Thank you.