Thursday, June 11, 2009

Windy road of love

"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person." ~Mignon McLaughlin

Here at Days of Five Lives, I've gotta admit the roads not always an easy one to travel
First off we've got 1 full blown teenage girl complete with hormones, eye rolling, and all the peer pressure of being a freshman in high school.
Closely following is the preteen with all the pre pms "fun", trying to find her place during her first year in jr high, and middle child syndrome!
And then there's the boy! 3 going on 4, with the confusion of am I still a baby or boy...He's whining, he's not. He can do tricks on his bike, head stands like a Jabba Wokee and will fall without crying, but don't let his cousin take away his toy, 'cause he's gonna scream like the world has come to an end!
And last but not least - we're a blended family. The trials and tribulations of step parents and step kids is really a tough reality. It truly is trials of figuring out your family dynamic and working together to make it all work.

We have our downs but thank God we also have our ups.

We've got a teenager that spills her guts about what's going on in her life even though it may not be things that we're "ready" to hear! She still wants to sit on mom's lap and act like a little kid.

A preteen that is always willing to help (yes of course after a little whining), she loves to cheer anyone up if they're not happy, willing to help with dinner, make breakfast and lunch for her siblings so we're not late for school in the morning

And that little boy that brings us all together with his sweet smile and crazy antics!

We've had to find our way, decipher body language, figure out code words. Chased crying kids down the street, calmed frazzled nerves, walked away when things aren't going in the right direction.

But we've got girls that will now accept hugs without pulling away. Kids that request family night and countdown the days til we have it...

It's been a long road, and I know it's not over, but it's been worth the ride!

last night I even caught a glimpse of hubby just hanging out and talking in their room...

Those are the things that make you fall in love again.


Tara said...

great post!!!! and i love love love the quote at the top!!!

Ms. Wanda said...

Wow!!! How inspired I am:) That photo of the road is my life. That would be my button if I knew how to make one!

Mr. and Mrs. Happily-ever-after said...

I love the quote at the true! I must admit, you've made the whole having/raising kids experience seem worth it (I've had my doubts about kids lately!)...thank you for that.

kimberly said...

awww.... tear.

MOMSWEB said...

Looooved this post! Your home is similar to mine. I have one going into his freshman year of high school and one going into the sixth grade. Both boys - AUUUUUGH!

Follow along through the fun and agony as we try to figure out how to raise two completely opposite teenagers- Teen 1, the fiesty yet inquisitive one, Teen 2 quiet but wise-cracking and our ball full of energy known as The Boy. It aint always pretty, but we’ll sure try to make the best of it!
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