Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My Children

I have five amazing children.  Each one has his own personality, and they each bring me so much joy.

AJ is our firstborn.  He is eight years old now, and has started to roll his eyes.  He doesn't want kisses in public anymore, but at home he loves snuggles and hugs and kisses.   He is a show off, and loves to perform.  AJ is our most competitive child, and he wants to play football when he grows up.

Drew is almost seven.  He is our tender child.  He is always willing to hold my hand and give me hugs and kisses in public.  He has a quirky personality, and has become a bit of a loner in social situations.  Drew seems to live in his own little world, I often find him so caught up in his thoughts that he doesn't even notice what is going on around him.  Drew loves to read, and wants to be an inventor someday.  Or maybe a scientist.  Or an astronaut.  Or a pastor.  Or a manager at Jack-in-the-Box.

Megan, at five years old, is our oldest girl.  She knows she is beautiful, and is very comfortable in her skin.  She loves to wear dresses and rain boots.  Megan sings and dances constantly.  I often hear her singing from her bed long after lights out.  She has a knack for memorization, and can recite all of the books of the Bible and often corrects us when we are working on our catechism as a family.  Megan wants to be a wife and mom someday.

Kaybelle is one and a half, but has already entered the "terrible two's."  She climbs on all the furniture, and empties out every drawer and cabinet.  She is a Daddy's girl, and loves to hang out next to Ray and eat his chips.  Kay's favorite thing is to make people laugh.  She is definitely the silly sister.  Kay loves shoes, purses, and going to MOPS.

Melody is just two months old.  She is a gorgeous baby and nurses like a champ.  She is our little "mellow yellow", and is a great sleeper.  Melody is our family's song of hope, and she brings joy to everyone around her.

These five little ones...these gifts from God...  They just blow my mind daily.  They teach me more than I could ever teach them.  They show me unconditional love, and they teach me to be patient.

People ask me all the time how on earth I handle five kids.  The truth?  I don't know how I would live without them.  Each one contributes so much to our family dynamic, and they are all so precious to me.

I can't imagine my life any other way. 

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