Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Family Dance!

I have been thinking of this post for awhile because I find all the family interactions so interesting. It reminds me of a play you could call "The Family Dance"- it could be an opera, a featured film, a ballet, a musical at a local playhouse or any other type of production.... It is where individuals in a family interact, how they interact and the reasons for their interactions regarding different family issues.

It may be a new daughter testing the waters- what works with this family and what doesn't work.

It may be a 3 yr old ready to move on to new challenges but at the same time coveting her place as the youngest in the family and not ready to give it.

It could be the awesome oldest son as he looks at you while you tell him you plan to adopt again. It is a partial "cool and are you crazy" look!

It could be that wonderful middle child that goes with the flow and tends not to worry.

Or maybe it is the once "only daughter", that has had to share her princess status with others- I think she's getting used to it by now!

Of course there is the son that is away at college that every once in awhile will say "hello, have you forgotten about me?" That only happens when we forget to pay a bill! He is the same one that when the girls see his picture they tell us how much they miss him.

And then there is the precious youngest son that has enjoyed for so long being the baby! He has embraced his new family situation but at times can be a bit stubborn.

All in all I think we have a beautiful "Family Dance"! We are not always "in sinc" ( that is a heredity thing from hubby)- that is a whole other story, you know the one- dance lessons before the wedding, one of us had a little trouble keeping the beat (it wasn't me), we needed to count during the wedding dance, best man noticed, yadda, yadda, yadda....

But it works! Thank you Jesus! from the bottom of my heart! You have blessed us beyond belief! We are forever grateful to you!


Lori said...

Oh Jean! What a lovely post! It is so apparently in everything you write that your family is so very important to you and how deeply you love each one. In this me, me, me society, you certainly know how to honor the Lord in sincerely loving those closest to you.

Sally- That Girl! said...

What a great post!! Our family is forever dancing too and often times the same dances as your children. I see my older children loving and adoring their new siblings and yet looking at me like you are crazy when we say we are going to adopt again. They honestly expect it I know, but do not always understand it.

I know at times we are so busy at home with the little ones and we figure the older ones will just call when they need something or want us! I try very hard to make them feel just as special.

But when it is all said and done, we all love one another very much and how wonderful it is when we are all in sync!

Sue said...

What an awesome post. I think right now we are an opera family....hope to see you soon

Chasity said...

Jean, I love reading your posts. It is amazing how beautiful your put the love you have for your family into words. I wish you and your family amazing joy and growth as you have come together under God's love.

God Bless!