I got to go with my hubby to New Orleans this weekend for a meeting he was attending AND I got to get up late AND I got to do nothing all morning AND just hang with hubby in the afternoon and evening ( pure awesomeness) AND come home to happy littles who stayed with the bigs all weekend. THAT is what I am so spoiled about. Gardner and Kendyl held the fort down on Friday, Allie and Eric on Saturday and they teamed up this afternoon.
When they were all leaving this evening Janie goes running across the driveway yelling “I love you” after them all. I realized in that exact moment how truly special my big kids are, that includes the spouses who I count as mine as well:). These grown kids take such ownership of these little ones. They have embraced this family and all the new additions along the way. They “get it” and love them all deeply despite the chaos that surrounds us some days. I am so very thankful for them and their willingness to be such a part of each of these kiddos lives!!
It also hit me how blessed we are with Janie’s attachment to our family. We were not able to comfortably leave Madeline until she had been home for 3 years. But Janie, I am amazed at her depth of love and trust for all of us……as shown by her running after her big brothers and sisters yelling “I love you”! Only one word: precious!!!
I did not get many pics, mostly took some to text to John David:)