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Friday, January 28, 2011

It takes a village…

to raise a child.  And I’m so thankful for my village!

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Both of our families are nearby and we rely on them for so much.  In the past few months, this has been especially clear.  A few examples:

My sister took Adam to see Thomas the Tank Engine and to the fire department’s open house last fall when I was working in the turkey barns.

Over Christmas break, hubby’s sisters came over to make cookies and paint with Adam while I put away Christmas decorations and reorganized the closets.

He spends every Wednesday with my parents, and lately, Tuesday and Thursday nights are spent with my in-laws while I go to prenatal water aerobics and hubby works in the barns.

Last Saturday, he went to Great Grandpa and Grandma O’s and played with cousins who were visiting from South Dakota while I went to the chiropractor.

And our family’s help isn’t limited to babysitting.  From remodeling the house and working on the farm to free lessons in accounting, our families are pretty awesome, and even though we don’t always make it clear to them (sorry, Mom!) we love and appreciate them everyday!

 

What about you?  Do you have a village?  Do they know how much you appreciate them?