I remember leaving for vacation several years ago, so happy to have our entire family together for an entire week. Just the six of us. And I remember thinking that we didn't have that many more years that it would be just us. Someday, I realized, each of our children would find his or her person, and things would change. Someday there would be someone else joining our family activities and traditions. I couldn't imagine how that would be.
But God is good, you know? When that time came, and Madison met her Nicolas, he wasn't just another person infiltrating our family. Somehow, he fit right in. He belonged. It was never us and Nicolas. It was us. Seven of us now. We feel the exact same with Peyton's fiance Christopher. Again, he fits right in with us. I never feel as if we have to act or be different. Christopher is a part of our family. Even if it isn't quite official until spring. Who knows what the future holds for Rhett and Kyrstin? They are at the very beginning of their relationship. I have to say, however, that she is a sweet, kind, funny, young woman. And we all love her and enjoy every moment she spends with us. Now all nine of us.
Life is wonderful, isn't it? Over twenty-nine years ago, Steve and I started out as a little family of two, plus a cute little kitten. Those two young people have so far created a family of nine, plus two precious pups. (Well, three if you count Madison and Nicolas' new puppy, Draper. ) What could make a mother's heart any bigger, any happier, than knowing the baby she held, the child she raised, is so very happy in love?
I hope you have a wonderful week with your family, my friends.
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