I sometimes think it would be nice if my family didn't all live right here together, not because I don't LOVE having them close, but because I feel the quality of our time together goes down a notch. We get together to eat dinner or celebrate a holiday and then we all rush back to our own busy lives...we aren't just there, in one house, for an extended amount of time just to enjoy each other's company.
Today, however, I am feeling extremely thankful that we are only a phone call away! On mornings like this one when I am feeling completely and utterly overwhelmed by my life, my church calling, my house, my children and my exhausted body...to know that I can call my mom, in tears, and she can be here in minutes to help me is definitely worth any other trade-offs. Thanks mom :-)! I love you!