This is where I go out on a limb and ponder a while.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Day Seven: My Children

I am so thankful for my children.  I have 3 sons and 2 daughters.  They are all grown up now, except for our little 'caboose'.  She keeps us young!

When I got married I wanted to have children right away!  I always knew wanted to be a mom.  I guess that's a testament to my own mother, isn't it?  My husband, being the more level-headed person in this equation, insisted we wait at least 2 years before starting our family.  I'm grateful now that he did, because of course, once we started having children we never again had a moment to ourselves!  That is the way it goes, isn't it?

But I am not complaining.  I have loved motherhood every step of the way. I never understood the term "Terrible Twos" or "Fearsome Fours", or whatever.  I remember saying at each age that 'this is my favorite age'.  Wait, maybe there was a brief time with a teen-age daughter, about 14 years of age - that was a bit rocky...I seem to recall a lot of 'discussions' and a lot of tears.  But on the whole, they are a great group of kids, and I adore each and every one of them.

This is my family, with a couple of grands sprinkled in.  It is a couple of years old already, but in the interest of getting this post out today, I'm using this one anyway ;)

It's a gorgeous day here, I hope it is wherever you are, too!


  1. A lovely family, Marie. You are blessed. :)

  2. What a great looking family. You really are blessed and it sounds like you know it. Don't take it for granted. Not everyone has what you have. Enjoy! Sandra