Friday, January 05, 2007

My Treasures... Priceless Gems

I have five priceless gems... my children. I can't imagine my life without them. They are such a blessing.

"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one's youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; They shall not be ashamed, But shall speak with their enemies in the gate." -Psalm 127:3-5

I can attest that I am happy and that my quiver is FULL! There is never a dull moment around our home. There is lots of love and peace. When family or friends come to visit they can't believe how peaceful it is at our home. I'm not saying that it's always like that, but it's like that most of the time.

I'll start by saying that yes, I am the birth mother of all my children. Yes, they all have the same Dad. We've been happily married for 24 years. Amazing how they all have the same mom and dad, but are so different and alike at the same time.

Baby Girl #1 is the adventurous one. Sports is her thing. Has big dreams of traveling. Loves to do mission work. Loves wee ones. Is studying to be an interpreter. Is a romantic at heart. Lover of country music. Is my partner for watching chick flicks. She acts first and then thinks. She's so much like mama.

Baby Girl #2 is the level headed one. The thinker, analytical, artistic one. She sees things as black and white, no gray. Right is right and wrong is wrong, no ifs or buts. Loves little ones. She's graceful and eclectic. She also loves missions work. Is studying to be do computer animations. Loves Christian rock music. Loves adventures as long as she's in control. Learning is her thing. She's so much like her daddy.

Baby Girl #3 is the fun loving, the emotional one. She's passionate about what she believes. Stands firm on her convictions. Like her sisters, she loves mission work. Plans to continue her studies in sign language and be an interpreter. Loves children. Has a sweet voice and sings. Loves to smile and make others feel at ease.

Baby Boy #4 is the all American type of guy. Loves sports, specially baseball. Is a great student. Always has a smile. Has a great sense of humor. People like being a round him. He's a spiritual leader. Speaks his mind, no matter what. Loves to help out in whatever way he can. He's got a little of his dad in him.

Baby Boy #5 is a tough little guy. He wants to be a Marine. He's also tenderhearted. What an awesome combination. Loves animals specially cows. Doesn't like school, but learns quickly. Is quick to help out. Stands up for those that can't or won't defend themselves. He's very creative. Has a vivid imagination. He's got so much of his dad and mom.

They all have a gentle spirit about them, but at the same time, strong convictions. All have so much in common but are so different. How people can doubt that there is a God is beyond me. It amazes me how we were so uniquely and wonderfully created.

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