Valentine’s Day: Love and Family
This winter has been full of viral influence. In a family of five, with three kids in three rooms and a spouse bringing home new germs each day as well…it’s a lot of germ warfare. I think my immunity level gets hit the hardest, taking care of everyone. I have been sick back to back with different things since the first week of December. Brochitis, strep, cold, cold. Blek. I felt like a human petri dish! I get to the point this time of year where I just want all of us to crawl into barrels and be fed through a straw! Don’t touch me and don’t let me touch you! Today, it is nice. My kids are back in school after a week out due to snow. We’ve not had a full week of school since Christmas with exception of one week. I am enjoying a few moments to sit and collect my thoughts.
Today is the 20th Anniversary of my first date with my husband. He is such a sweet man with a strong work ethic and a steadfast faith. He has a strong self confidence and a great sense of humor. He encourages me to be my best, to stay centered, and to grow in servanthood. He blesses me continually with his love and commitment to our family. I love being his wife and a mom to our three kids. It is a full-time job for me. My time at home, I get refreshed for them, and plan for them, and try to stay available to them.
At this point in our lives, teaching them the makings of love and family, work and responsibility, character and faith–these are utmost on our minds. I pray for them constantly. I pray about when to have teachable moments and how to incorporate scripture. And, mostly, I pray for my own character…it’s hard to think that my son will be driving in two years! Wow.
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