I thought I would paint a picture of our family with words, and let you get a little peek how through intense dysfunction, two people who met 19 years ago and set out in the most bass-ackwards way to make a family together, and who battled the statistics and opinions that said we would never make it - have succeeded in binding five hearts together that truly love one another. My daughters often go to bed shortly after I do - since they are teenagers, they like to read, have their quiet time at night, wash their faces, etc. My only rule is that they do not wake the rest of us. Lately I have seen a trend develop, as they leave little notes of encouragement to their daddy who they know will be up first, and they won't see until he returns home from work at the end of the next day. Yesterday being Kendra's birthday we went shopping, and as we found some good sales, we also got some spring clothes for Kaitlyn. This morning I came out to the most precious notes that said this:
Kendra: I love you, Dad! Have a good day at work - we'll be praying for you.
Kaitlyn: I love you too Dad! Thanks for providing for us.
Travis wrote a note back to them that said this:
I love you too. I love providing for you. Tell Kullen I love him too. I love you Julie.
I know it is sappy -but we all really do love each other, and we love the Lord. Now, despite the odds stacked against us, isn't this the greatest success story of them all?