Friday, January 25, 2013

half? step? who cares?

what is a half sister? 
what is a step brother? 
what is a full sibling? 

as adults we know the answers. 
one set of dna from one of the same parents, children from another marriage brought into the current marriage, and children with the same biological mom and dad. 

kids don't know this. 
according to small children, they don't care. 
i've seen this recently. 

and they're right. 


aren't we all children of our Heavenly Father? 
doesn't that make us all brother's and sisters? 
i know there are rolls that we have to follow here on earth (you now, parent/child/grandparents/etc)
but aren't we all siblings?
so why does it matter if we don't use the proper "labeling"?

if we had to label each child for how they came to earth, 
my children would never be siblings. 
they will most likely never have the same dna as their siblings. 
so wouldn't that make them step children to each other, and to sam and i?


i can't accept that. 
i won't accept that. 

my children will be my children. my sons and daughters. 
my children will be siblings. 
full brother and sister. 
no matter HOW they come into our family. 

we are ALL a giant family. 
we are ALL children of God. 
we are ALL brother and sister. 

let's act like it. 

and maybe i'm off in my thinking.
and i know that there are a lot of people who won't agree with me.
but that's ok.
i respect your thoughts, so please respect mine. :) 

Saturday, January 5, 2013


that's right. 
5 views have been on my blog in the last 5 days. 

michelle, my mom, me, my mom, my mom, and...
my mom. 
you would think that i update my mom enough, 
seeming as i can't go a single day without calling her. 
wait scratch that. 
it's 10:00pm and i haven't called her today yet. 
you can bet your pretty face i'll be calling her shortly. 

i'm sure glad she loves me. 
i think most people would be annoyed to spend as much time with me as my mother does. 
oh wait. 
sam does. 
so, michelle and mom, you should ask if sam gets annoyed with me. 
and mom, if you get annoyed with me...
don't tell me. :) 
i really don't want to know. 

how is your 2013 treating you? 
mine is going juuuuuuust peachy. 
i've spent most of it with my mom. 

did you know my sister is getting married in 13 days? 
or is it 12..
either way, there's a lot o' stress coming from that house. 
but she's marrying a pretty amazing guy. 
he's going to be fun in our family. 
and he's pretty lucky, because he's marrying one of my best friends. 
and i still can't believe she is old enough to marry. 
do you ever have an event in your life where the people are kind of frozen in that state?
mine was 10.5 years ago when i got married. 
my sister was 10. 
she will forever remain 10 in my mind.
and my brother will remain 8. 
did i tell you that he's leaving in 2 months? 

good grief, where have i been? 

he's leaving to serve a 2 year mission for our church. 
in louisville kentucky. 
i still can't believe it. 
and even though i'm pretty excited for him, 
i'm not looking forward to missing him for 2 years. 
but he will be a GREAT missionary. 
trust me. 

can i take a moment and tell you how content i feel with life right now? 
no things aren't perfect. 
there is still a lot that i wish would happen, or things i could do. 
but i snuggled the most AMAZING little boy this evening, and i am currently wrapped up in my chair, sitting next to sam as he looks through sports, and i am overcome with 
it makes my heart swell, and a lump press it's way into my throat. 
and even though some things suck, and i wish some things would change. 
i am grateful for moments like this. 

life is pretty good right now. 

and, michelle and mom, 
i love your guts. :)

and if you're not my mother, or my michelle
leave a comment so i know you're reading. :)