The title of this post was taken from the song Catch My Breath by Kelly Clarkson.
I am so blessed. Yesterday we were out of school and John and I had my family, and the missionaries from our church, over for dinner. My youngest brother Michael is moving this week and it was our last chance to all be together for awhile. Mandaly was sick and wasn’t able to make it, but Matthew and his family were able to join us. John and I cooked all day making a three-gallon pot of soup, homemade rolls, a cookie cake for dessert and my mom brought a delicious salad. As we were all sitting around the table catching up and retelling stories from our childhood, I couldn’t help but feel completely at peace with my life. I’m living the life that I want with the people that I love. I can’t help but wonder if this is what it will be like when our kids are grown. Will we gather in one of their homes as they recall stories from their childhood? I am grateful for my three siblings and for the opportunity my kids have to come from a large family. They will always have each other for love and support. John and I want one more child and then our family will be complete. Until then we will cherish the memories we are making…and oh what memories they are.
Waking up to his precious face each morning makes me smile. I can't help but wonder what he will be like a year from now.
Mason reading Jaxon one of his favorite books The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. As Mason was reading he looked at me and said "Usually I cry when I read this book, but I think I'm okay today." This is what being a mother is all about.
The adult table...except for Sebastian and Tyler, they always manage to get out of sitting at the little kids table.
From left to right
My uncle Dale, my amazing Dad, and my brother Michael.
The little kids table :) sorry Trena. My mom isn't in any of the pictures because she was sitting in the living room feeding Jaxon.
This is what life is about.