Tuesday, July 7, 2009

An Anniversary Post

Well, last week while we were enjoying our vacation at the beach, an anniversary was celebrated.

It wasn't forgotten, but was put off until I could find the time to rightfully acknowledge it. This anniversary would be the 1 year anniversary of our family blog! That's right, one year has come and gone.

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.

Love never fails. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
(taken from I Corinthians 13:4-13)


Laura Dawson said...

I like your "I learned" part....this post makes me excited to print my yearbook and look back! And I promise, you will be able to work and blog too!!

Elizabeth said...

Great post! By the way, I love the picture of the family at the beach too.

Kirk and Emily said...

Looking back is the best part about blogging! I love looking back at our post before Ema. I forget what life was like before Ema. Must have been really boring! :)