Along with the advancement in the church setting, we as a family, are officially done with elementary school. Kind of strange. Kind of great. My youngest two sons will both be in junior high next year, next boy up in Mexico serving a mission for the church, and the oldest taking classes at the University. Am I old, or what?
Of course, sometimes I miss my babies. I miss the hugs and the easiness of having them all around me with no real worries about peer pressure. I miss having everyone tucked in around 8:30. I miss the six of us spending lots of time together. I miss the cute art projects that would come home. I miss reading to them at night. But the nice advantages include more time with my husband, no more babysitters, cool adult and semi-adult kids that have great independent thoughts and ideas, more laughing together because we all get the same humor, and watching them turn into good-hearted men. Yeah, that's for sure the best part.
I love the men that I have helped to raise. I have been blessed.