Have you ever seen one of those gigantic mugs at a gas station? At some point, someone decided that 32 ounces of soda was not enough for one day, or one afternoon, or one lunchtime. They needed more. Hence the small bucket for your liquid guzzlement. (Another word I invented. Just give it time..)
I have been thinking a lot about my family lately. You know the phrase that talks about your cup running over with bounteous blessings? That is why the image of the 64 ounce giant mug came into my mind.
My cup is not only running over, it was already HUGE to begin with!
I am so blessed. Just a few random family blessings I'm throwing out there...
My sister Jenna. She's amazing. I love her and miss her. She is the most amazing, super tremendous high school senior I've ever known. She's loyal to her friends, she bakes Amish bread, (I called it 'chain bread.') and still helps my mom with the dishes despite her dizzying schedule. She is compassionate, kind and very smart. She is bound for the stars.
The first Sunday of the month. I have not room enough to receive all the love that floods my heart sometimes.
Brooke and Dave are out here in the CT making this journey with us. It's nice to have family so close. And my greedy, aunt self gets to see their kids all the time.
My prego sister! My heart swells as big as her belly will. So happy for her.
Reasons for me to see my sisters that live across the country. (Thanks for finishing law school Rich so we have an excuse to see each other in May!)
I am going to stop before this goes on and on and on. I do believe that I would get cramps in my knuckles from typing before I was able to list all of the blessings in my life. And that's just in the "family" category.
Wait, can I add one more? Conference Sunday in Oakley with the fam. Staying in your pajamas ALL day. Hot breakfast courtesy of ma and pa. Spare mattress dragged up from the basement. Lots of blankets. The occasional steam roller during the rest hymn. (Hee hee.) And a sister who was smart enough to document it all so we would always remember!
I understand this is a strange picture to post. I have beautiful, professionally done portraits of my family. I love these pictures. However, I do believe it's snapshots like this one that remind me why being together forever with my family is so appealing.
Hence, I'll keep working and try a little harder to be a little better.