Forward Progress Now has another prompt I really wanted to do. The prompt was "It's not who you touch but how." I knew this would be a fun layout. I just had to get our 8 children and Jamie together for a picture. This was easy since they all came home this past weekend for Richie's birthday dinner.
Our 8 children have been homeschooled their entire lives until they go off to college. At this time we have 2 attending college. We have always stressed to them that our home will always be theirs and they can come home ANYTIME they need to. We have also taught them that our home is always open to others in need. Jamie (The little blonde girl in the middle on the bench is actually 23 years old. She was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis when she was 3 yrs old and her medicine has stunted her growth. Her mother passed away 7 years ago and in the last 3 years she has became a part of our family........so much so that she now lives with us.)
What did this prompt make me realize? I am blessed beyond measure. My children love each other and they love their Dad and me.....so much so they try to come home every weekend they aren't working. I treasure those weekends when we are able to have Sunday dinner together and then be together all under one roof. I know those times will become harder as they get older........but for now, I'll take those special moments and scrap them.
Pattern Paper: Pink Paislee, Bo Bunny, October Afternoon
Journaling Spot: Jenni Bowlin
Flowers: Awesome Blossoms by Scrapadilly
Letter Stickers: Bo Bunny, Making Memories