while reading about Abraham and Isaac in the Bible. The name Isaac means “laughter” His parents, who waited a long, long, time to have a child, named him Isaac, or laughter because he brought them great happiness.
Do all our children, bring us happiness every minute of every day? NO! Many times they being every emotion, from laughter to frustration all in one day!! However, they teach us so much. My boys have a sweet way to look at the world. It is so simple. They instinctively know how to have FUN. Even if it is turning a toy barn yard into a rocket ship.
When did I stop having fun? How can I have fun in the mist of life, bills, cleaning, potty training, etc.? Maybe taking some time like Abraham and Sara did to be grateful for the gift that children give, yes gift, the gift of seeing life though their eyes and being stretched to love and live like they do, trusting and eager to learn.
Just my thoughts from this morning. I pray that I, and any readers learn to laugh and find a grateful heart, because no matter what our circumstances, we call have at least one thing to be grateful to God for. And the only way I know how to combat evil is through love, and where there is happiness and joy, there is love.
Today is Father’s Day 2015 and this is fitting that this blog is being birthed today with myself(Amy) and my husband(Eric) as co-writers.
Let me introduce myself. I am a full time wife and mother and teacher. I am married to a wonderful father/writer/publisher/business man/all-around-hero, Eric. We have two sons, ages 6 and 2. I teach 6th grade Language Arts/ Social Studies at a public middle school about 40 minutes away. When I am on summer break, like now, I enjoy spending time with my hubby and boys, catching up with friends on FB and a new interest, cooking. This may throw some readers for a loop since the title of this blog is Fast Food Family. Well rest-at-ease, yes during the school year we eat out but that is what I am desperately trying to change since, in addition to my crazy world, I am a member of Weight Watchers and most likely will be a member forever, since eating and weight are a struggle for me.
So if you are a family that has a crazy-but-full life like mine, please feel free to flow this blog. It is my hope and prayer that, together, this will become a community of people far and wide that will support and encourage each other on life’s journey. After all: united we stand, divided we fall.
Next blog will be about how to potty train a resistant 2 year old without losing your mind. Any suggestions???