Friday, October 1, 2010

Counting the blessings...

I'm going to try this "blogging business". I used to love to journal the old fashioned way....but then I was the only one who would see it. Everyone is just dying to know the daily adventures of the Kulp family right? Well, maybe not! - but with my writing I can be proud, vent, express, keep memories, bore you, and make you why not? Let's see how it goes, and I would love to have you all along for the adventure. The last 2 times I journaled we were expanding our family! Don't worry, that's not the case this time. (knock on wood).

God has given me many blessings, in a strange way putting them into writing will be a fun way to say thank you to Him....and for the craziness He has made my life. Pure joy, sweat, fun, frustration, but I don't think I would change a thing. In what other house would my entertainment come from watching my 5 year old shake his booty, and my 8 year old shove donut holes into her mouth until she looks like a chipmunk?

I think of where my children came from, Simon a forest, wrapped in a sheet, in deep snow....Danielle left at 3 years old alone at a hotel. Now they kiss my face, give me raspberries, and have profound decisions to make like do we watch Elmo or Curious George tonight? Thank you God for transformations. As a mother I can be a bit OCD (shush who are giggling or rolling your eyes!) I tend to stress daily about whether I am teaching them enough. Have we practiced our counting? Did I remember to let them put their own socks on? Did they take their vitamins? Well at the end of the day, I know one thing....they are happy kids. God has given them to us, and now we are family. A family of chaos, which I try to control. Sometimes I succeed, sometimes I fail....but we are "each others people" now. I couldn't think of a nicer miracle for God to give me, and I will try to remember this when I am woken at 2 am for a poopy diaper, or a runny nose.

Goodnight -


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  2. Blessings - included in that is knowing and being part of the Kulp Family - OCD, poopy diapers, runny noses and all.

  3. How wonderful to be a participant in His amazing grace and a recipient of an even greater grace. That is how He works!