I smile every time I think about you and the kids arguing back and forth saying "I love you the most," "No I love you the mostest!" and "I love you the mostest-est-est-est!" and so on until someone gave up. Sweetest thing ever.
On the way to pick up Faith from camp today (she did a great job btw and had a blast), Caleb started on his usual "Mommy I love you" games.
"I love you the most buddy"
"I love you more than everything. More than the grass and the houses in the world."
"Oh yeah? Well I love you all the way to the clouds"
"No I love you more than a giant that's 100 tall."
"Wow, I love you to the planets"
"No, I love you more than all the stuff in the whole wide huge giant big world"
"Well I love you all the way to Heaven."
"Oh yeah, I love you all the way to Daddy."
We miss you baby. Thank you for giving me sweet kids who love me more than I deserve.
I love you always and forever.
-from "Blessing for Mothers" - the last gift I received from my brother before he died
DAY 15: Do the Impossible
"You must do the thing you think you cannot do." -ELEANOR ROOSEVELT
Today, maybe that "thing" was just to coerce your sleep-deprived body from your warm bed and plunk your exhausted feet on the floor. Celebrate your accomplishment and, in God's strength, face your other impossibilities with faith and confidence.