Monday, November 22, 2010

Such Joy

I do not think I will ever be able to express how much joy these children bring to me. Our days are filled with laughter, some bickering, occasional tears, good conversations and always surprises. I truly hate few things in life, but being away from my girls for very long is one of them. I am so honored to be able to watch every minute milestone, experience every addition to their vocabulary, see how their minds work similarly and very differently, and silently observe how they interact in their own relationship with each other. I do believe that I would have missed out on the majority of these opportunities to appreciate these awesome people, whom God created and loaned to me, if I had not chosen to homeschool. I am so thankful for every day that we have this lifestyle.

Yes, I do have my own interests in life and keep up with them to a limited degree. There are many things that I would like to do, but don't, in order to be with my children. It's not all roses every day, but I figure soon enough they'll be grown and making their own way in this world. I can save my ever growing bucket list for that time when they are no longer young and think their mommy is fun and cool. There will be a day when they stop begging for cuddles, I can no longer hold them in my arms, I can never tickle them again just to hear their giggles. There will never be another opportunity to experience this phase of life with them, so I call it what it is -unique, amazing, challenging, bittersweet and still


Anonymous said...

I got to carry my youngest to bed tonight - while doing so I thought that it might be the last time I get to do it. I don't know when those opportunities will stop; so I relished it. I agree we should enjoy them in the good times and bad times while we can. My oldest (15) sometimes shares some interesting tid-bits from her Sunday School that only seem to come about due to being homeschooled. This Sunday the leader led the class to talk about how they don't like their siblings; Rachel said she didn't have that problem. Of course the class was astounded and she said it's probably because she's with them all day. Oh, it's nice to have some good things to cheer us along when the fiery arrows start to scare us senseless. Keep up the good work Emily.... Sam

Heather said...

I love reading your really are such an awesome person! Thankful that I have the opportunity to know you.