Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Around the Table

One of my favorite chores is setting the table. Usually we get the younger kids to do it, simply because it is something that they can do to help out. But every once in a while I'll have extra time and do it myself. And every time I do, the fact that we have a large family kinda strikes me!
Truthfully I don't think about it that often, the kids all come one at a time (duh! :) and I guess we all have just gotten used to it slowly. But every once in a while, like while I set the table or when I look at a picture of our whole family, I sit back and just have to say WOW.
We are SOOO blessed!

I've had people ask me in the past if I actully like growing up in such a large family, and I've had shocked responses when I have told them that yes, I LOVE every moment of it! Some people think that I should feel insecure, that I don't get enough attention and that I would get frustrated because there isn't much of "me time" going on. But who needs me time when there is so much FUN going on, and goodness... I get more attention then I ever would anywhere else!

And I think of these things as I set 12 places at the table. (hee, hee... I just had to count that out on my fingers, I never really count how many people actually sit at the table, I just name them all off as I pick up the plates and cups, lazy me. :)
4 people on each side and 2 on each end. Our full table is a constant reminder of all the blessings that God has given us. And what fun it is!

The people that sit around the table are the people that make my life. I can't imagine living my life without ALL of them.

As we sit around the table to eat together, we talk and laugh and be exactly what we were created to be...

One big HAPPY family!


Anonymous said...

Hey Sister!

I enjoyed reading this post, made me think of you all the more and how much I miss you!

I do the same thing I just say names and use my fingers:) Names are more personable than numbers eh?

Keep watching for my letters! I have sent like three:)

Lovie you! Lizzy

Jenny's writings said...

Thanks Lizzy!
Now you made me SUPER excited!!! And I will be anxiosly waiting until your letters arrive :)
Love you MUCH!!!
Your Jenny