Loving On Others’ Kids…

I am reminded again and again how much of a blessing it is to have friends love on my babies.  Andy and I have been anywhere from 12 hours to 2.5 hours away from family and so when it comes time for a date or just some company, it can get tricky…

Thankfully, God has given us friends who have made themselves available to myself and my kids.  They have been like family to us over the past 5.5 years and I’m so thankful!  My kids love them as if they are blood-related and I know the feeling is mutual.

These are people who I call friends.  Close friends.  And they have made themselves available to just come over and hang out with me and listen to the hundreds of stories my kids have to tell, clean snotty noses and even offer free babysitting which, at one point, was the only way to get a date! 

They take time out of their lives to spend time in ours.  It’s a beautiful thing.  It’s beautiful because I need that as a mom.  I need to see my kids get attention from other people besides me.  It’s a breath of fresh air for us all.

And this doesn’t exclude those of us who have our own babies to love on (or get our energy sucked from all day).  I think it’s so much fun to love on other parents kids myself and be willing to serve anyway I can.  Why keep that all for my own kids?  That’s just silly…

Making a heart cake with Heather (used to be HeaVer) 😉

Random cuddles with Lauren (used to be Law-wen)

Linda and Chuck were such a blessing in my life when they lived here.

ha ha!  Law-wren snuggles!
A day out with Travis and Kristy!

Lauren visiting Eisley to see her dance.
A fun Christmas with Heather!
The Buckeye Store, of course!

Loving on Bexley.

Who can you think of that might  need company during the day sometimes, even if just once a month?  I can guarantee you will be a blessing to that mother and her babies.

2 Comments

  • Reply January 19, 2012

    heatherlmassey

    Ho-ly Mo-ly. Look how little they are in that cake picture!!! Such a sweet post…I love those kiddos :)

  • Reply January 19, 2012

    Bree

    I know! So, so wittle!!! I know you do…and we all love you, too!

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