Calm Amongst the Chaos

Mama of 5 seeking calm in the chaos

I’ve seen it on facebook, people saying each day what they are thankful for during the month of November. I didn’t feel like doing it on facebook but I thought I’d do it here. Daily may be a bit over achieving but I will do my best.
I first pick my kids. Of course I do. What kind of mom would I be if they weren’t the first thing I was thankful for. But I can’t just say I’m thankful for my kids, I have to say what about them I am thankful for and I will first talk about my LilyAnna Blu.
I was so excited to be a mom and when she came I was thrilled. And I was especially thrilled she was a she! I spent a lot of time feeling angry at the world when my baby wasn’t “perfect” like I planned. But as time went on we got to appreciate all that she had to offer. Her perfect soul. Her beautiful face. Her gentle heart. Lily loves and expects nothing. She is perfect and we adore everything about her. Her smile, her laugh, her “attitude” when she is annoyed at things, her appetite. She is a special girl and I love every piece of her. Even if loving her breaks our heart from time to time, it comes with the territory and I wouldn’t trade her for the world.
Andi Jane was unexpected, she was cranky, she knew what she wanted and what to do if she didn’t get what she wanted. She came into the world demanding attention and still at 5 1/2 wants to run the show. Her eyes are bright and brown. Her smile is perfection. Her stories she tells are dramatic and hilarious. Her heart is huge and open and I couldn’t have picked a better sister for Lily. Andi Jane is compassionate, helpful, polite and social. She can fight with me, tell me I am not her best friend, but by the end of the day we are always cuddled in her bed reading and praying. God gave us Andi Jane at the right time and she is the perfect child for us.
And Oliver, Ollie, my baby. Our boy. His hair is white and his eyes are an indescribable color. He likes snuggles, kisses and hugs and thinks his sisters are his bestest friends. He loves shoes and wants to wear any pair he finds. He doesn’t like things taken away from him and can throw a mean fit. His vocabulary is small but his personality is huge. He’s amazing and I just adore that little man.
So not only am I thankful for my three kids, but I am thankful for who those three kids are and love watching them grow and change.

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