My husband and I just celebrated our 11th anniversary yesterday. I can’t believe it has been that long! It really seems like not that long ago that we were standing at the front of the church getting married. I look at wedding photos though, and see just how young we were! If I had known then what our life would look like 11 years later I might have run screaming from the room. lol. I would not change any of it, but I certainly never thought I would have four boys and be adding a little girl in just 11 short years. I think God is kind in not showing us the future, we wouldn’t be able to handle it. It makes me wonder what the next 11 years will hold.
Life never ceases to amaze me in its twists and turns. Last night I was looking forward to spending a few minutes, maybe, after the kids were in bed, quietly reflecting with my husband on our 11 years. But alas, it was not to be. Our youngest woke up from nap time with a fever. We finally got him settled into bed and shortly there after were woken up by our second youngest, 2-year-old, who was throwing up. The good thing is that this is the first time he has ever done that, but it really scared him! After getting him and his bed cleaned up and put back to sleep my dear husband says, ” I want some ice cream”. I declined, I just can’t make myself want to eat after such an experience. lol. So, we sat on the couch and watched a couple of TV shows and then went to be early anticipating being up multiple times during the night with one or both kids. Not exactly my ideal anniversary, I must say. But those sick little kids are just evidence of how blessed we are. We have four beautiful little boys to take care of when they are sick and we are blessed. We have a little girl out there in Hong Kong waiting for us to come get her and we are blessed. We have a warm house and food. We have all we need. It’s easy to get down in the dumps when taking care of sick kids, especially more than one at a time. But I am reminding myself this morning as I trudge through, that I am blessed and this too shall pass.
I leave you with some pleasant moments from our vacation last week. I am thankful these sick kids waited till we got home!