The Joys of Boys

Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from him. Psalm 127:3

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Blessings of Family

Well the title I chose for this blog really describes the season of life I am in right now, raising two amazing boys that the Lord entrusted in our care. I cannot believe that Braiden will be three in three short months and Gavin is just a month away from being 1...where did the time go?! Then I think about the other three amazing children I have and I cannot believe that they are all grown women (Katelyn, Courtney, and Shelby). I am often amazed when I sit and think about how the Lord grew this family for me (three children by marriage and two through adoption). Oh and I do have a sixth child, my son-in-law Matt. Talk about a blended family! I am actually not sure if that is the right term but I love all of my kids just the same. It is wonderful this love I feel for my kids and I have comfort in the fact that I know that biology has nothing to do with the love and care you have for your children, at least it doesn't for me. Although these kids did not grow in my womb, they grew in my heart and fortunately they will never leave there. I thank the Lord daily for this heritage, this reward that he has granted me. I hope that I never lose sight of how blessed I am through this family He created.


5 comments:

The Somerville Four said...

I love it! Your blog is AWESOME, and so are your entries.

The Worsley Family said...

We're thankful for your family too! Love you all!!

Kelly said...

Christine! Stef sent me this link and I am SO excited to keep in touch in other ways that our Target run-ins. Happy New Year. Your family is darling.

Andrea Cervantes said...

Very sweet Christine. You are so blessed and have such a beautiful family!!!

Amber Hanshaw said...

It's a beautiful family. :) And we miss you, too! We've decided that if an opportunity should ever come up at Nestle again, we'd probably accept it before they were finished offering. :)