Mac, Abigail, Autumn, and Collin- my little chicks, who aren't so little anymore.
I've always wanted to be a mother, but I had no idea what a ride I was in for. Oh, the joy these children have brought me! And yes, tears, too, but the good times far outweigh the bad.
Today has been a day of early rising, eggs for breakfast from our own chickens, a family trip to another town so that four could donate blood while two went shopping, and the donut shop when we reunited. And then, just like that, they were gone again. Collin to work, Mac to see a friend, Autumn to get a haircut.
It's just a taste, really, of what life is like. One minute the house is bustling. Chaotic, even. Laughter and singing, and a full dining room table. And the next minute? Silence. And I can't say that I like it, but day by day, moment by moment, I know He is preparing me for the day they aren't here. Today, I'm cherishing the moments that they are.