We all stayed home from church yesterday with sore throats and runny noses. You're welcome.
It's not the best situation to be bringing home a new baby, but hopefully sometime tomorrow my daughter will have her baby girl and in a few days we will bring her home.
That will make a grand total of fifteen people living here. I have to say that there are times when it seems hectic, but all in all it hasn't been that bad. Maybe, we're just used to lots of chaos and noise, or maybe our house is big enough not to feel too overcrowded. We do have seven bathrooms, yes seven, with seven bedrooms, eight if you count the living room that we are using as a bedroom. We purposely did that just in case the day came when one of our married kids needed to stay with us for a while with their family. We could see the writing on the wall regarding the economy when we were planning our house.
We look at this time in our lives as a blessing because we have been able to spend time with our kids as adults and with our grandbabies as infants. Most people don't get to do that. It seems just when your kids are becoming livable and pleasant to be around after the teen years they up and leave. You don't get to enjoy who they have become.
We are lucky to have this opportunity. When they finish their educations and move I know we won't be able to see them as much and it already makes me sad. Sooner or later they will move away to follow a job or something like that and our time together will be over.
For hundreds of years people raised their children and then those children grew up married and raised their families right on the same land, or at least in the same town. Those were the good old days. Family is what it's all about. There is always room for one more.
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