"Our Daddy may have only had a third grade education, but he could read the King James Bible, " says Helen Ashe. He taught us three things: 1. There is but one race-- the human race. 2. There is but one Father--the Heavenly Father. 3. Never take the last piece of bread from the table. (Helen Ashe co-founder of the Love Kitchen)"
Saturday, September 26, 2009
She's got people...
The days follwing our vacation have been filled with fevers, aches, coughing, breathing treatments, and fever reducers. Poor Sweet Pea has been one of the sicker ones.
One night she was up in the middle of the night with a high fever and a hacking cough. I was laying with her and poor sweet girl was just crying from misery. This is how our conversation went..
Sweet Pea: " Wee Boy. I want my Wee Boy."
Me: "He's sleeping sweetie, you can't have him now."
Sweet Pea: "Big Kids. I want my Big Kids."
Me: " They're sleeping honey. You can't have them now."
Sweet Pea: " Guys (this would be the little boys). I want my Guys."
Me: "Oh honey, they're sleeping too!"
Poor girl would just sob the cry of the broken hearted. She wanted her people. She always uses "My" when she talks about her brothers and sisters . She loves them so much. They are her people.
That is the wonderful thing about family. Your family are your people. For every "He's touching me..", "I had it first!", "He took the last piece of candy!" moment there are 10 moments of racing down the street on your bikes, making pizzas together, watching movies and laughing until your sides hurt. These are the things that bonds family together. The good and the bad.
I am so thankful for my people. My parents, my brothers, my cousins who were there for all the good and the bad as I was growing up. We are all busy with our lives and scattered but one phone call or visit and we are as tight as ever. We are each other's people.