I took the time today while my little ones were napping to look back over the posts and pictures from this past year and cried as I saw how much all 3 of my babies have grown in one year! Especially Mary Claire! I started this blog with a post about her last July.
I got a knot in my stomach as I thought about the memories I will have of my year at home with my children and how I will miss this more than anything as I will return to teaching in just a few weeks.
I am going to challenge myself to continue with our family blog so that we will have a yearly document of our experiences. So much can happen in a year, can't it? I like the idea of looking back on what we've felt, seen, done, but most of all what we've LEARNED in a year's time.
So, what have I learned? I have learned (or been reminded) that just being with my children is FUN!
I have learned that I need to make sure he knows I love him and that I tell him every chance I get because I do not know when God will take him. (or me)
I have learned to trust God through scary times with doctor visits, CAT scans, surgeries, etc.
I have learned so much about others and their values and their friendships.
I have learned that time won't stand still.
I have learned that I really like blogging about my family, and I have deepened my understanding of family love through all of this.