THRU THE YEARS
As I look back over the years, it’s so hard to believe how fast our children have grown upon us. It seems like yesterday I was pregnant with my firstborn Jarret, he was such a fun, loving, and caring child.
It was just us three for five years before his little sister Elizabeth came along. A short two years later, our youngest Jonathan arrived, we were Blessed with three bundles of Joy!
Elizabeth and Jonathan were both loving, caring, and each one loved having fun in their own ways. Jonathan never met anyone he didn’t make friends with. They all three have such big wonderful hearts.
Dwayne and I are so blessed with wonderful sisters and brothers (after 30 years of marriage, bro-in-laws become your brother and sis-in-laws your sister).
I remember this one Christmas, my sister got Jarret a Trampoline, he was four going on five, I believe I remember correctly:) (Hard remembering ages sometimes).
Jarret was so excited when he saw it, he ran and wanted on it right then.
He kept saying thank you to his Aunt even though she couldn’t hear him at her house. lol
There have been so many occasions where family has blessed the kids with some really cool toys and clothes. I just love watching there faces when they open there gifts up, it’s priceless.
There was this one instance where my sister ask me to tell here some things the kids would like for Christmas, and I told her some of the things the kids had told me they would like, well I didn’t think about it anymore and went on with my shopping.
That year we had to postpone our Sisters Christmas due to sickness, so we had it after Christmas. My daughter had opened all her gifts we had gotten her and loved them.
When we got to the Sisters Christmas and time to open gifts, my daughter opened the gift my sister got her and started crying because it was the same gift we had already given her at our Christmas.
I could not believe I had let that happen, and I sure couldn’t believe she cried over it, needless to say, we had a long talk about that one. (Elizabeth was really young when this happen lol)
So always recheck with each other about the gifts.
Our Kids Grow Up So Fast
I have blinked my eyes, it seems like, and they all three have gotten grown on me. Jarret’s 26, Elizabeth is 20 and Jonathan 17. I still look at them as my baby’s, but they are Strong, Mature, Talented and, Smart Adults.
It’s up to us as parents to guide and teach them in the right ways to go and do things, but then we have to trust them to do what is right and live there Life Believing they can do All things through Christ.
We have always enjoyed watching movies together as a family. I know we’ve probably watched all the Disney movies that I can think of.
We have always had the old TV’s that didn’t have great color or were just the heaviest thing you ever have seen and the sound, O my.
Well, about six years ago we finally bought a new flatscreen TV. It was Amazing watching a movie on such a vibrant, colorful TV and the sound was so cool, we should have gotten one way before. Check out my Review on a Zizo TV
Making family fun time is a must; you can never have too much laughter or fun in your life.
So sometimes that means getting up and going to do something with your family, it may be hiking, playing ball, fishing, tennis or even bowling.
There are so many fun family ideas you can do out there or make up your own family time games; those are the most fun.
We have had a lot of fun times; some of my kids favorite memories are wrestling with there dad in the floor when they were little. Sledding down our hill when it snowed and hiking to beautiful waterfalls.
There have also been times when having a simple game night with snacks is just as wonderful. Find ways to bring your family together.
I remember when I was young, all of my family, Aunts, Uncles, cousins, and everyone coming over, and we would sing and eat and fellowship and sing some more, what great times those where.
You know we need to share more of our family stories so we can encourage each other’s Families to grow closer together again.
May All Our Familes Find Enjoyment With One Another and Have Fun!:)