Monday, February 14, 2011

My Wee Valentines

My heart is full.  I never dreamed I would be able to love so many people with so much intensity.  They are all so unique and require such different kinds of love.  I never tire of their smiles.  I am never exasperated by their giggles.  Some people are glad not to be me because I have five children, two of them twins.  I'm glad they're not me, too.  I wouldn't trade this for anything.

I can't imagine my life without my strong and hilarious, Samuel.  He brings us so much joy and laughter.  His wit and wisdom are evident at an early age.  He has a strong sense of justice, and he is the best big brother.  He has taught me so much about grace and forgiveness.

Maryn is the child who helped me become a mother--one who knows her baby, one who listens, one who meets her child's needs without trying to fit her into a box.  To this day, I cannot put Maryn in a box.  She's my sweet, loving, and passionate child.

Sam and Maryn's relationship is so great.  Yes, they fight, but they are the best of friends.  I can't wait to see them grow older together and watch the bond deepen.

Lucy is our joy-bringer.  She brings light and life to our family.  She is a constant reminder of God's redemption to me.  This little one is going to do mighty things for Him.

Felix means "happy," but so far, he has been pretty fussy.  This can only mean one thing--he is an overcomer--a victorious conqueror!  I have no doubt he will live up to his name.  He is seriously precious, and he makes some of the funniest faces.  I have no doubt he will fill our home with strength and laughter.  His shifty eyes are my favorite.

 Milo has the sweetest spirit.  I can't even describe it.  I just feel so much sweetness oozing from him when I'm with him.  He is mellow and generally content.  I have a feeling he is going to be a perfect balance for Felix--strong and supportive and loving.  I love his sweet snuggles.

And I don't want to miss any of it.


  1. Precious! I love you and your sweet's fun to see how the Lord has blessed you all.

  2. Those are great pictures! I love your sweet babies and it's wonderful to hear how grateful you are for them. Sometimes I know I fall short of the gratitude I should have for my 2.5! :)

  3. so lovely. what sweet blessings, thanks for sharing!

  4. Oh my goodness...I LOVE that last picture! Your children are precious. Thanks for sharing!


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