Monday, September 10, 2012

3 to 5 < 365

Going from a family of three to a family of five in less than a year has been one of the biggest change curves I've ever walked through.  Add in the fact that involved bringing a toddler from another country into the mix, well... CRAZY!

Some of the bigger lessons I've learned:
  • With one, you double team.  With 2, you go man to man.  With 3, it's all about playing the zone.
  • They are in the majority.  We must keep them in the dark on this reality as long as possible, or we may have mutiny on our hands.
  • I don't love them all the same, but I do love them equally.
  • Love runs deeper than blood (phrase stolen from another family who adopted from Uganda)
  • Keiralee (youngest, birthed by Janelle) is no more our "own" than Katylynn or Moses. 
  • Busy takes on a different (not more or less, just different) understanding.
  • Mom's are amazing.  They give until they can't give, and then they give some more.
  • There is no tougher job than parenting.
  • There is no greater calling than parenting.
  • There is no greater joy than parenting. 

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