On the way we stopped by my grandparents house. They're amazing people, and oh how they've lived. Paul tinkered with their electronics while I visited and tried to keep Anthony from destroying everything. In the midst of keeping him out of the credenza, I discovered a collection of mismatched antique teacups that belonged to my great grandmother Ada Christopher. I got chills. This woman, who I have never met and who is nevertheless a part of me, did something that I've had on my heart to do for so long. We are family. We are connected on ways we can't even imagine.
We aren't perfect. We probably won't ever be. But we are following God's plan for us. We live, we love, we do. We take each day, one at a time. We have struggled, and will struggle again. We'll do it together, all of it. Paul may not love the idea of raising goats and chickens and never buying anything from the store ever, but he's behind me. I don't like the idea of spending money on anything at all, but that's part of Paul's love language, so I'll roll with it. That's love, that's what you do when you love someone. You go out of your comfort zone.
Days like this remind me of why we do what we do. Days like this remind me why God put us on this earth. I am so blessed to have my family, to grow my family. I am so blessed to be a part of it all. Capturing the memories of these days is so important. We can look back and remember what it felt like to walk on that beach, to laugh together, to be joyful. And Anthony can look back and know he was loved completely.
I hope that you too, can fill your life with these moments, and know that you are loved, so much so that someone created a beautiful world for you.
God bless you.
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