Tuesday, April 19, 2011


The number one thing I strive to give my kids is "normal".

I love that they get to do normal, every day, middle class...stuff.

Easter Egg Hunts.

Birthday Parties.

Grocery Shopping.

Church on Sunday.

Friend to play with.

Family meals.






All of my kids have been neglected of several if not ALL of the things I just listed here before they got to our house.

Even though I hurt when they leave, even though this is just TOO hard sometimes, I am so thankful to our awe inspiring, mountain moving, gracious GOD that I CAN offer them these things.

My heart burst with thankfulness for this normal life I get to share with my kids.


FootPrints said...

and tons of love and memories that they will remember forever!! no matter where they are.

Endless Love ~ Amazing Grace said...

Amen and Amen! And as hard as it is to see them go ....I remind myself each child has to leave me eventually before I can help the next.

Pipsylou said...

Yes. Thought that this morning when I went up to get baby man out of his crib. He was just a'grinnin' away! Love giving him this normal. What a way to put it.

Heather said...

SO glad you can give them some semblance of a normal life, even if it is for a short time.

Rebekah said...

This brings tears to my eyes. You're a world changer.

Penelope said...

Great job. I send a Bible with songs and books with them when they leave. It might be the only time they hear the word.