The kids were begging me to decorate the tree. I just had no energy by the end of the day and put it off a few days, but then I had no more excuses and I let the oldest four stay up later one night and we decorated the tree when Judah went to bed. Only two ornaments broke, only one that couldn't be fixed. Not too bad, I'd say, especially considering Drew was a part of this and wasn't responsible for either break.
My husband and I were sitting in church before Mass shortly after we were confirmed into the Catholic Church. Both of our gazes drifted to a pew close by where a family filled up the whole pew. Granted it was one of the shorter pews, not a full length one. I can't remember who said it to whom, but one of us said, "I hope we fill up a pew with our family one day." We agreed it would be wonderful. And so that is what we're hoping for...a pew all our own.
People think they have to find their soulmate to have a good marriage. You get married, and after 20 years of loving, bearing and raising children, meeting challenges- then you'll have "created" your soulmate. -Diane Sollee