My little brother got married one week ago, yesturday..YAHOO!!! I'm so excited for him and his bride, he has waited a long time for this (35 yrs. to be exact).
With that being said, it has been a long time since it has just been us. Now that my brother has moved out, the house seems a little more quiet, and a little more room. He was only officially out of the house one day when the children and dad moved what was left of him out and moved the children into his room. Up untill this point the 3boys (18..just turned, 81/2 and almost 7) have been sharing a room, the girls have been in our room (Laura had her own bed and Grace shared w/us). Now, Mel and I have our room back. Ok, well sort of... I still end up with Grace or she ends up with me as soon as dh goes to work (1am). Oh well. ;p
The house is in a bit of an up-heaval, early spring cleaning going on, the move kind of forced it. It is much needed though.
All of this and it's time to start going through the homeschool stuff, getting rid of what's not needed and preparing for next school year. But first we have to prepare for #2's graduation.
It's finally just us and ds#2 will probably be off to Bible college this fall, then it will be just the 6 of us. It was hard just being the 7 of us when ds #1 went off to Bible college, but having my brother and his daughter living with us kept it from feeling like less.
Oh well, life goes on, children grow up and move on serving the Lord with their own lives. That's why we do what we do. Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD... Psalm 127:3a