Thursday, June 7, 2012

10 Years

Today is our 10th wedding anniversary! 

We're a rarity. And 10 years is really not that much. But even so, we're a rarity.

But not in our kids' eyes. This is how it's supposed to be. This is what Moms and Dads do. Isn't it?

A couple of weeks ago while driving, Kate asked why her neighbor has only one car while we have two. I told her that they only need one car because there's only the little girl and her mommy--one driver. We need two because we have two drivers--Mommy and Daddy.  I could hear Kate's heart sink in her deep, sudden gasp behind my seat. "That's too bad, Mommy!" "I know," I agreed. "Why don't her mommy and daddy live together? They're a family!" "Well, some people don't stay together like we are." "That's so sad! I love my mommy and daddy so much." I told her that we love each other so much and her brothers and her as well. I told her that 10 years ago, Daddy and I made a promise that we would live together our whole lives, as long as God gives us life. And I told her that I promise this same thing to her as well. We will always work out our problems, we will always both live together with them. She said, "Thank you, Mommy. That makes me so happy."

I love her innocent little heart that believes the world is just as it should be--that "I'm sorry" and a hug can fix any problem.

And at our house, it can.

Peace of Christ to you,

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