You know what? My parents deserve some recognition, a load of appreciation and a huge batch of gratitude. They have been helping Jay and I since we were married. They've provided support in the form of money, super grandparenting abilities, helping with household improvement projects, lending a sympathetic ear and solicited advice...Come back to super grandparenting abilities: Since the twins were born , they have been here more days out of the week than not, wiping little bottoms, feeding crying mouths, making broccoli-family lunches ("this is the mommy broccoli, the daddy broccoli, and the baby broccoli"--just how Bug likes it), spending afternoons 'chalking' on the driveway, and acting out The Tale of Jeremy Fisher by Beatrix Potter for what feels like forever. (And believe me, pretending to be Jack Sharp the stickleback takes some talent and sustained energy). So I penned this feeble poem for them to demonstrate what life would be like sans Mom & Dad:
Without my parentsthe laundry piles highthe dinner is left in the fridge to diesanity's a bust,coffee's a must and the poor dog is left high and dryWithout my parentsthe twins wail awayfor breakfast, a nap, and a shower I prayframes collect dust(oops, I think I just cussed)Bug watched five hours of TV today!Without my parentsthe carpets amass dirtno one ever offers to iron Jay's shirthave I made the bed?Not since the first of Feb!I guess a little filth never hurt.Without my parentsI'm frazzled and friedpull out my hair or smile? I can't decidebut thanks to Mom & Dadthe plan is iron-clad:hunker down, relax and enjoy the ride!
John 15:19 (NIV) If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.
What We Do
We're a composting, rain-water-collecting, clotheslining, organic-backyard-farming, organic-food-eating, reusable-bag-toting, backyard-chicken-raising family that strives to put God first in everything we say and do. (Is there a political party for that?)