There is something amazing about the word family.
Families come in all shapes and sizes.
Each family is unique and different.
My favorite part about my family is that we get each other.
I can almost guess what my husband or kids are going to say and do sometimes.
My children almost always know what to expect from me.
It’s because we spend so much time together.
It’s because being a part of a family is comfortable and safe.
I feel so lucky that I am a part of this family.
God knew what he was doing when he designed the family.
He knew it would be much easier to journey through this life as a family.
I am thankful he knew I needed a partner to share in this journey.
I am grateful he led me to this partner.
I have recently struggled as a mother as I’ve watched my older children grow-up, and do so many more things outside of the home.
It was also such a bittersweet day when my little 4 year old turned 5 a few weeks ago.
….and then I found this quote.
like branches on a tree,
we all grow in different directions,
yet our roots remain as one.
I just pray that I help strengthen their roots, and nurture them the way that is just right for them.
That when they do go in different directions, they know where their roots are planted. I hope and pray they are planted firmly in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
I am thankful for this family.
Family photos taken this September by: Emily Chadwick
Edited by: Me