Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Happy Valentine's Day
A hundred hearts would be too few
To carry all my love for you.
How I love my kids! Even when they take gum they shouldn't and stick it in their hair... when they spread toothpaste across the ENTIRE bathroom... when I have to beg them to do their chores... even when they beg and beg for something, because NO wasn't the answer they wanted.
Seven kids may seem like a lot of kids to most people... and it is a lot of kids... but when I look around my table at dinner and see it full with amazing beautiful children... it is overwhelming, in the most amazing way.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
~Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Sunday was a day of filling out the cards for school and baking cupcakes. Micah had to give his little sisters Valentine's Day cards.
I love that I get to sit at the counter and help my 4 year olds fill out their cards. I love that I get to read the card my 11 year old made for his "girlfriend". I love that my 16 year old baked dozens of cupcakes for leadership at her school and that I get to watch her as she goes out tonight with her boyfriend of a year, to dinner and a concert. My life has such range.
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work. ~Pearl Bailey Ha! Ha! Agreed!
Today, I think about Silas and how I wish he could be here and be a part of this family and this day.
Happy Valentine's Day!