Tuesday, July 31, 2007

A Quote to Remember

"It is certainly less serious [for parents] to deny their children certain comforts or material advantages than to deprive them of the presence of brothers and sisters, who could help them to grow in humanity and to realize the beauty of life at all its ages and in all its variety."


I just read this quote, and it touched me. In this world, people think you are crazy to have more than your 2.2 children (and the number is probably getting even smaller), and this is a reminder that this is the best thing I can do for my kids. I may not be able to (or want to for that matter) give them the latest fashion, or the latest toy, but I can give them each other, and that is priceless.

I hope you don't mind if I go down memory lane a bit. None of these pictures are recent, but I randomly went through my pictures picking out some of my favorite sibling pictures (of my kids).

Oh, and to my mom and dad - thank you so much for giving me my sister and brother! I love you all!
My sister with her son
My brother with our niece


Stay, stay at home, my heart, and rest;
Home-keeping hearts are happiest,
For those that wander they know not where
Are full of trouble and full of care;
To stay at home is best.

Weary and homesick and distressed,
They wander east, they wander west,
And are baffled and beaten and blown about
By the winds of the wilderness of doubt;
To stay at home is best.

Then stay at home, my heart, and rest;
The bird is safest in its nest;
O'er all that flutter their wings and fly
A hawk is hovering in the sky;
To stay at home is best.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow