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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Beautiful family

This morning as I stumbled through my mother-in-law's house, I was struck by how beautiful family truly is. Her home is about 1200 square feet, so when we descend on her it's a bit crowded.

Every bed was full, there were people sleeping on couches,in the floor, and in the recliner. There was an air mattress in the kitchen piled high with little girls. My brother in law fled the madness by sleeping on a pallet in the beauty shop.

Seeing the crowd reminded me that many years ago, I thought we would never have any children. Instead God has greatly blessed us with chaos and beauty.

Seeing all the sleeping bodies this morning - literally on every surface availablle - struck me this morning as stunningly beautiful. It made me remember how good God has been to me.


Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas!!! I also can't wait to have a family...what a great Christmas image of everyone in the house :)

LaRissa said...

Family is the best part of life. But having a family very young (married as soon as I was 18) means that I never had the opportunity to do many of the things that you are doing. I don't have any regrets, but hope that someday God will grant me the ability to travel and serve Him more extensively around the world as my children get older.