Stalked by the Stork...a diary of raising twelve kids

Having twelve children is an amazing blessing and one heck of a crazy ride. Join us through all the joys, smiles, tribulations and trials as we navigate this fabulous journey!

Friday, February 18, 2011

One More Day

Until I'm home with my babies! All of them. I am missing the nine I don't have with me tremendously, even though I'm having a fabulous time here. Being here has been a sort of eye opening experience, showing me again, how different my life is and how it would be with say, just one little one to care for. I have loved the calm, the quiet. And at times, just relished the delicious silence. But you know what? I think I prefer the chaos. I miss the snuggles and the cuddles and the laughter and happy voices. Even though I know that comes hand and hand with the yelling and sibling arguments and homework and constant running, running, running.
I've eaten out at restaurants every single meal except for the amazing steak dinner I had at my dear friends, Anna and Lisa's home. I haven't cooked a meal in almost a week. I've had time to shower, put on lotion, make-up, perfume and straighten my hair. It's been so awesome. The unexpected relief that comes from being at the mall and realizing suddenly that I don't need to rush because, well, I have no reason to be back soon is quite addicting really.
I have volumes to add to these thoughts, and tons of pictures to post too. But it'll have to wait for me to get home tomorrow. For now, I'll just say that being here, and having this time with my Mom and my sisters and my awesome friends and the week with just Mia to focus on has done amazing things for my inner peace and my energies regarding parenthood. But I'm also so ready to sleep next to my husband and to cook for my children and hug them and kiss them. Maybe in the summer I can sneak in another few days to myself....


Blondee said...

Glad you are enjoying your break (I'm sure you do miss those kiddies!) you deserve to have a few days of Mommy time!

Katrina @ They All Call Me Mom said...

Well, hello there! Just found your blog and I'm your new follower. I'm the mom of nine, and it's great to "meet" another large family :) You guys are beautiful, and I'm looking forward to getting to know you!

Anonymous said...

Glad you had such a great time. Glad you're home! One question, though...was the house still standing? ;o)
Know that I'm always here praying!
Psalms 116:6-7 The LORD preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me. Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee.
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Anonymous said...

These verses are so comforting. Continuing to pray!!!!!!!!!
Revelation 21:1-4 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
Prayer Bears
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