i think every year i’ll just repost what i wrote the day after our first meeting. i keep searching for something meaningful and clever to say, but it’s not coming. well, maybe this will be meaningful.
7 years ago we met for the first time, today it seems as if they’ve always been here, always been a part of our lives. 7 years ago, i had never heard their voices. right now, they are playing outside and i can hear their giggles and their arguing. the past 7 years have changed us all very much. 7 years ago today, the focus was very much on me, on me becoming a mom. today, the focus is very much on them. on what they need now and to become healthy, Christ-following adults. 7 years ago today, the kiddos were meeting us just as friends. they had no idea we were going to be a part of their lives forever.
this morning, as i was doing amelia’s hair, i asked if anyone had any idea what happened 7 years ago today. they had some goofy guesses. when i told them it’s the day we met, wilbur yelled from the bathroom as he was brushing his teeth, “awe, it’s our anniversary!” yeah buddy, it is. it’s one of them. our family has many.
7 years. the day we met.