We're in Illinois looking for a place to live.
Lucy and Cole are staying with Oma and Opa while we're gone.
I miss them. like. crazy.
I've made lots of comments about not wanting more kids. I've felt so overwhelmed with three, how could I possibly have anymore?
I read an article today while looking for classifieds. It was all about he and his wife 'forgetting' to have kids because they were doing all these 'fun' things. The last sentence of his article was 'forget to have kids'.
That was his solution to the difficulties of parenting.
As I read his list of 'fun' things they sounded so empty, so lacking of real JOY. They were things I would've loved to do while I was in high school, probably even the first couple of years of college. Yes they might be fun, but what real value do they hold? To they bring you joy for the rest of your life? Do they fill your heart and make you truly happy?
I'd venture to say they do not. And there is no way they could. Very few things, I should say NOTHING can bring joy into your life like having children does. Yes, children can be difficult. Yes, parenting is hard, especially if you care about how your kids turn out. Yes, you have to be selfless and make sacrifices.
The good far, far, far outweighs what could seem like 'bad'. It is not bad.
It is stretching.
Family is what this life is all about. Life is so empty without. It makes me so sad to see what this world is coming to. How selfish we have become with our time and with ourselves that we are giving up children. That we are giving up the opportunity to grow. And to feel love in ways we could never have felt otherwise.
I am so grateful for finding that article. For making it realize that these children of mine. While difficult at times. Have brought me more happiness than I ever could have thought possible.
I love them.
I am so happy to have them in my life.
And I cannot WAIT to see them again Sunday night.