Sunday, January 16, 2011
Cindy has inspired me to write this today. She was saying on her blog how strange it was to only have four children at home. (They have 12). I started to tell her to just wait until her and Den are alone, then I started to remember---- Russ and I had a baby during our first year of marriage! We were never alone!!! Then he started going to Viet Nam and we were both alone!! We got the first 2 in school and thought , ah time alone and here came Kris!!! We got Kris graduated and we were ask to take a Japanese exchange student that was being mistreated in a home! From there -2 more students! We got Indira for 2 years! What a blessing. Along about that time came Chrystian! We had him every day while Kris worked. He was a joy! Then came the day when Kris and Bill moved the family to NJ. We thought what would we do all alone! It wasn't too bad! I did my thing and Russ worked! Russ retires! Oh my! I had someone back in the house all day! I really did not enjoy it!!! After we both found our way it turned into such a joy! We both have done things neither one of us thought we'd ever do. Who in a million years ever thought I would fire a gun! For 49 years I would not allow them in the house!! This retired honeymoon has brought us together closer than I ever thought possible. Cindy, you can't imagine how great it will be when they all have moved on!!!