You know, it occurs to me that one day in the not-too-distant future, all I’ll want is all of my kids under one roof. There will surely be a holiday or two where someone can’t make it. Right now all my kids can play happily in a very small space.
They run and laugh and play, argue, fuss and cry… all within arm’s reach. But another kind of day is coming…
A day when “call Mom” is on their to-do list.
A day when things like money and time and vehicles have to be arranged and dealt with in order to get a hug from my favorite people.
So I am trying to soak this all in, squeeze the moments dry and store them up to be drawn on when that day comes. I’m trying to train them and guide them so they’ll still be my favorite people when they’re grown, so they’ll be my co-workers in God’s kingdom, so they will be happy and productive citizens.