I was so saddened watching Jon & Kate Plus 8 last night. My heart ached for the both of them. Marriage is hard enough without living in the spot light. I am not even going to try to hash out what has been going on in their marriage. What I know is that we serve a big God that can mend and heal our hearts no matter how difficult the situation may be. What a great message to their kids and to the world if Jon and Kate could show true forgiveness and love.My hope and prayer is that they choose to fight for their marriage and show the world that when you say "I DO" it is for better or worse.
Edited to add: I was reading comments on Jon & Kate's Facebook and for the most part they are uplifting and encouraging to Jon & Kate. But there are some people who are being very judgmental. We only know what we see on TV and have no idea what is real and what is in their hearts. We need to be lifting them up and praying for them not judging them. Also, when you are faced with something like this in your marriage it is very hard to deal with and the fact that some of you are saying that Kate changed and is all about the money now is not right. Jon & Kate both decided this journey for their family. They both are to blame and therefore it is not only one person's fault.
Crazy!!! A couple of months ago when we purchased our plane tickets to go home to Fresno, Ca for my sisters wedding it seemed perfectly logical that I would fly with a 4 year old, 2 year old and a 9 month old all by myself!! What was I thinking, SERIOUSLY, WHAT WAS I THINKING!!!
I love this song!! I love it because the season of life we are in can seem like it is going to last forever but in all reality it doesn't and we find ourselves longing to get back in the season of life we so badly wanted out of. For instance, I have 3 boys all under the age 3 (my oldest is almost 4) and there are days that I want to pull my hair out and can't wait to move out of this season of life but, the truth is I don't want them to grow up I want them to be my babies forever. I know that when they are all teenagers I am going to miss the season of life I am in right now.
If you are a mommy you have to watch this video. It makes me cry every time. And, what mommy doesn't like a good cry!! Ha!!
My parents flew in on Saturday (April 4th) and we left early Sunday morning for Fort Walton Beach, Florida. We left the house with dreams of sun, warm weather, pools, and white sand beaches.
Here we are in the car ready for our 7 hour drive.
There were some naps taken along the way.
After checking in a getting all of our stuff unloaded it was time for dinner so we walked across the street to Fudpuckers. We all ate Mother Fudpucker Burgers. (I know, I know it sounds a lot like Fud&*%$#@^) They have baby alligators on display so after dinner we went to see them. The boys thought they were cool!!!
Oh, and this one you could hold and get a picture taken for (are you ready) $10.00. I don't think so!!! Come people don't you know we are in a failing economy!!!
The next morning we all got up put on our bathing suits and sun screen and headed for the pools. Remember how I said we were dreaming of sun, warm weather, pools, and white sand beaches. Well, there were pools, white sand beaches and even sun but there was no sign of warm weather. It was cold and windy!!!
So, we did a lot of this...
There were days that we tried to pretend it wasn't cold.
Finally a nice morning. The boys played in the pool and floated down the lazy river with Papa.
Then on the last day we were there we had the most perfect day. It was 78 degrees and no wind. It was beautiful!! So we decided to take the boys down to the beach.
After the morning at the beach we took baths, showers and naps. Then we packed up the car and headed home. We got home around 2:00am. The next morning we got up and went to church. Then we had a Easter family barbecue. And, I am the worst mom ever because I didn't take any pictures of my boys on Easter. I know, I am bad!!!
We had a great time!! It was so nice to spend time with my Mom and Dad and to see the boys with their Nana and Papa. Thanks Mom and Dad for a great Spring break. I love you so much!!