Wednesday, March 26, 2008


In the past week or two, several people have commented on how "calm" I seem. One friend was even genuinely surprised that our home didn't feel stressful or chaotic. These sorts of reactions make me laugh. I guess because this is my daily life, my just seems normal - it's all that I know. I had never considered what other people must think when they learn about the number of young boys we have in our family. When you add Brad's teaching position at the seminary and his PhD work into the really makes people's heads spin! But, this is our life. Somehow, God continues to bless us with just enough energy (thank God for coffee) to keep up with the pace of our daily lives - and the return on our investment is so great. A "big hug" from Luke, the sound of Sam's giggles, a snuggle from Caleb, or the first grins from makes it all worth it! Now, don't get me wrong - it's nutty at times and I find myself desperately wanting even 5 minutes of silence! But, all in all, it's not as bad as folks might think. If fact, we LOVE this life we've been given! :)

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