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The Blessing of Having Siblings

I felt like I just got run over by a big truck as my pregnancy symptoms have kicked up a couple of notches. I hardly had any energy to do anything so I sent the kids to play in the backyard while I sat in a camping chair supervising them.

With the eldest as the leader, all four of them worked together as a team to “cook” a big pot of stew that’s made up of sand, leaves, and fallen fruits. My eldest assured me that the soup was very healthy as it contained lots of different vegetables. As I sat there half-comatose and half-watching the kids, I reveled in the fact that the kids were playing so well together and what a blessing it was that they have each other. Even though having more children translates to more work in the short term, the blessing of having siblings outweighs the work involved. My children are each other’s companions and friends. Our sincere hope and goal toward which we labor as parents of these children is to see them remain one another’s favorite confidantes, support network and lifelong friends.

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  1. (((((HUGS))))) sandi says

    I really needed to read this today, as I’m struggling with mastitis and it has NOT been peaceful play here. Time for some evalutation, huh? (((((HUGS)))) sandi~*THANK YOU!* for letting me know where y’all are!

  2. Mary Beth says

    Oh Lois. I’m sorry that you were feeling rough. I am glad, though, that you had a time of watching your children enjoy each other.

  3. Elizabeth says

    Amen Sister! I really appreciate how you stated “Our sincere hope and goal (is they will be)… one another’s favorite confidantes, support network and lifelong friends.”

    As one who lives next door to my sister, I can agree to that whole heartedly!

  4. Annemarie says

    I feel your pain, re: the pregnancy fatigue. I also agree with you where you said “Even though having more children translates to more work in the short term, the blessing of having siblings outweighs the work involved.”

    This is a thought that I am keeping very close to my heart as everything falls behind during these last days of pregnancy and days of babyhood.

    ~Annemarie



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