Friends for Life!

Anyone who visits my blog even just occasionally is well acquainted with my crew of 3 amazing kids.  They consume most of my life so it is only natural that I speak of them often.  Like any Momma I am just as proud as anything over most anything they do.  I’m blessed to be able to homeschool them and as a result we share just about every moment of life together.  It is a pretty incredible life.

What everyone might not realize is that I was raised pretty much as an only child.  I’ve had a number of step-sisters, some of whom are no longer in my life, but none of which that I ever had the pleasure of living with full time.  It was mostly always just me, myself, and I.  I can’t really complain as my Mom did absolutely everything possible for me.  My mother’s choice to have just one was probably one of her most wise decisions given the hand life dealt her.  We did pretty well together, a team of sorts.  I wouldn’t change it for the world as my childhood made me who I am today.

But I have a different vision for my own children.  I live a life that allows for us to have many children.  (3 is many in relative context to being raised as an only child)  Since I can give it to them, I want them to have the experience of being a part of a larger family complete with brothers or sisters.  So that is just what I have done.  Two boys and a girl! Are we done? I don’t know.  I can’t say either way.  The door certainly isn’t closed but at the same time, I am immensely enjoying the family we have right now.  Time will tell.

One of my biggest hopes for my children is that they develop a friendship and a closeness between them that will last forever.  I know friends will come and go.  Siblings are forever.  So far so good!  They ADORE each other.  So much so that it is, occasionally…. a bit annoying!  The boys are hardly ever separated and are generally not happy when they are.  The two of the fawn over Joyanna like crazy!  Sometimes I just have to send them away so the poor girl can BREATH!  They laugh and they play together pretty much all day every day.  They share triumphs and defeats.  They cheer each other on and pat each other the back when the inevitable bumps of life knock them down.  And…. they fight!  Yes indeed they do!  We have our fair share of yelling and screaming and he said she said he did she did I don’t want him to…..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  But it never lasts more than a few minutes.

Friends for life!  I hope and pray that will be true!