It won't be long...
...until we move back into our little yellow house? Oh, I wish. No. It won't be long until we have worn out our welcome. I am afraid that after living with my in-laws for one full week that we are beginning to see signs of the strain it is putting on them. Don't misunderstand me. I have wonderful in-laws, but they haven't had kids in their home in 15 years and I don't think this is what they had in mind during these years.
I have really great kids, but the problem with them is that they are kids. Kids make messes, make too many drinks that they don't finish, leave toys and things strewn about, don't behave like adults, aren't as responsible as adults, and they leave their towels on the floor in the bathroom. Now at my house these things don't bother me. I learned long ago that I would rather spend my time enjoying my years with these wonderful little people while they are little as opposed to keeping my house spotless all the time. So what if a towel lays on the floor for an hour or so. Is it really going to cause the world to end? Not my world, but when you are living in someone else's home it just might. I am a nervous wreck trying to keep everything we have out of the way and picked up as much as possible, but the truth is there is just no space for our things. Nothing has been said to us about the inconvenience our little family is causing, but I'm not blind. When your not used to having kids around your just not used to having kids around.
Anyway, I am more than thankful that my precious in-laws have allowed us to stay in their home while ours is in pieces. They are going to great lengths to make us feel welcome, but its just not the same. I need to take my kids to my house and allow them to see them occasionally when they choose to as opposed to having them under foot 24/7.
One of the best things about us staying here with them is that they get some great bonding time with Ash. She is loving the many laps to choose from when she feels like being rocked. She is getting to know them more and more each day and that is a blessing for all involved. I am thankful for the purpose this time is serving in our lives. I continue to learn lessons on a daily basis, and I suppose as long as I am willing to learn and grow He will continue to provide the opportunity to make me into what He would like for me to be.
Well I can hear my Ashley Kate becoming rowdy in the next room and I need to go and quiet her before she wakes up her grandparents. Just another thing we could add to our list of inconveniencing them. Thanks for checking on the gherkin tonight. I continue to thank God for those of you who continue to stick it out with us. My prayer is that someday I will be able to title a post with the word REMISSION in the title so that we can all rejoice together. You mean so very much to us. Good night and may God bless you and your families. Trish