Last night Jeff and I watched the movie...Cheaper By The Dozen and instead of laughing like I usually do, it made me cry. Well OK, the end always makes me cry but... for some reason this time it was even harder. Why? Because Jeff and I are here by ourselves. I am missing Lee and Lauren and all their funny comments during a movie. I am missing my kids, Krystal and Brad, and so wishing we lived a bit closer to hold our new little Kai ( but that will be soon ).
In the movie they had 12 kids, that is a lot...but to be honest with you, when the kids were little and I had all 4 of them out with me...people always asked if I had a Day Care. They about swallowed their tongues when I said "no they are all mine ". I loved saying that, I love knowing that, I love my big family.
So we may not have 12, but we have 9... and we feel blessed to have each one of them. I don't want to brag because I know there are many of you who weren't able to have any kids or grand kids, and I am sorry about that. I am glad that so many of you have become family to all of our kids and grand kids, we feel blessed to have you! Life is tough sometimes, lots to learn on this journey isn't there?
Glad at least we can do it together! Good night dear friends!
"The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together." ~Erma Bombeck
"When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses." ~Joyce Brothers