A Letter to My Family

7 years ago
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Dear Family,

You make me crazy. You drive me nuts.
I think my hair is falling out.

Last week I did 8 loads of laundry. I have 5 already to do again.
It's only Monday.

On Sunday I bought three packages of breakfast sausages.
It wasn't enough. You wanted more. And I only got one.

The broken storm door has hand prints all over it.
No matter how often I clean it.

The garbage is always full. The fruit bowl rarely is.
The toilet paper rolls never are.

My Love, you have walked over that bag you brought in from the car for two weeks now and you still  haven't put it away.

The front door is always open.
Last week I found a half eaten orange under the bed.

And, what's that smell in the basement???

But still....

Yesterday, #6, you told me I was the greatest mommy in the whole world. And I could tell you meant it with your whole heart.

#1, I love the way you try to sound smart by talking to me as a grown up, meanwhile the whole time I can tell deep down you just really, really want my opinion and approval.

#3, this weekend, you told me I was awesome for making an awesome breakfast. It made my day.

Yesterday at the park, #2, you came running up to me to point out the color of the sky. I love the way you noticed that--and needed to tell me.

#2, you warm my heart when you say you lubs me. I know, you kind of lubs everything, but you also lubs me and I lubs that.

#4, no matter what, every single night I tuck you in with the exact same method: big blanket, medium blanket, small blanket, stuffed cat. Tuck, tuck, tuck all along the edges. Then you look up at me with those big blue eyes, squeeze me as tight as you can, and say, "I love you so so so so so so so SO much mommy". I love that you do that.

And, My Love--the other half to my whole, thank you for everything. Thank you for listening when I need an ear. Thank you for working with me, hand in hand, to get through the hard times the past year. Thank you for laughing at me when I get too insane. Thank you for being my best friend. And, thank you for helping me make this a wonderful home for our 6 Degrees.

In conclusion family, thank you. For making me feel more love, more filled to the brim, than I've ever felt. For the stress, the craziness, the insanity, the laughter, the tears and the fun...I can't wait for everything more we will share in the years to come.

In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony. ~ Eva Burrows

www.6degreeslove.com

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