I am excited to write a blog about what is near and dear to my heart...my family!
I am the proud mother of five great kids. Actually they are not really kids but grown adults, but Moms have a very unique gift of looking at a 30 year old offspring and seeing both a great adult and a 9 year old boy at the same time. I don't exactly understand how we do it, but the man or woman of today is still shadowed by the child of the past. So, to me they are still my 'kids'.
I have 4 tall, handsome, smart sons.
Adam, Joseph, Daniel and Jacob. It's not often I can get all 5 of them together for a picture. But when I do, they will always put themselves into birth order. I don't ask them to, it doesn't really matter to me...I just want a picture, but they will rearrange themselves in order. In this picture, they are in order, it just R to L, Jacob is the youngest in the black coat. This picture was taken last Thanksgiving at my parent's home. It was no easy task getting them to pose for the picture. I often have the same trouble with my grandkids, getting them to be still and pose, but they are small children so it's understandable...but my boys are almost as difficult. The picture above is good, but see what I had to go through first to get it....
I also have a lovely daughter, Rachel. She is a great joy to my life! I have such admiration for her...she is extremely talented and very smart. I have often thought if I had had such insight and wisdom when I was her age, how different my life may have been.
Please check out Rachel's blog at www.thoughtsandotherminorthings.blogspot.com
Adam and Joseph are both married. I am so blessed to have such wonderful daughter-in-laws!
When my kids were young, I often wished for another daughter, and Rachel use to complain that she didn't have a sister. God has fulfilled that desire for both of us by send Shelly and Erin into our lives! If I could have chosen wives for my sons, I couldn't have pick any better than them! They are both loving wives to my sons, and devoted mothers to my grandchildren. They have added much to our family and I love them both!
Adam and Shelly
Joseph and Erin with baby Jordon
Adam and Shelly have four children, Emily age 7, Julianna age 5, Rider age 3 and Sheldon who just celebrated his first birthday this month
Joseph and Erin have three children, Michael age 4, Ora age 3 and Jordon age 16 months.
(Please go to Erin's blog at www.littlepod.blogspot.com to see more pictures of their family.)
My first grandchild was born in 2001, and one has been born every year since. I think that has been pretty cool! But I know it can't continue. In 2006, I didn't think I would have one that year, and then we learned that Jordon was coming in December. Again this year, I thought the same thing, but we just learned that Erin is expecting her fourth child in November...so I'll have #8 in 2008!!! I can't help but be curious if there will be a #9 next year...we'll just have to wait and see!