Friday, July 11, 2008

Million Dollar Family

This is the comment I get alot. I just got it again yesterday. They ask, "What did you have, a boy or girl?". I answer, "A boy". And they smile "Oh isn't that wonderful, a million dollar family, one of each, now you can stop". Yes, they are wonderful but what if I had had a girl, would she not have been as wonderful? Would my family not yet be complete? I love my boy and my girl. They are absolutely the most wonderful beings in my life but I would have felt the same about another girl, or two boys. I have to bite my tongue every time because I want to yell this at them, so instead I smile, "Yes, a million dollar family".
It doesn't matter, I am blessed and rich in more ways than just gender.
Here are a few million dollar smiles.




6 comments:

Gramma Sue said...

Agreed. With my three sons I felt as if I had my 'million dollar family'! O, what cute kiddies you have :) Please give baby 'Tree Hugger' and his big sis a hug and kiss from me!

spain dad said...

Your kids are so cute!

Heather Van said...

Oh you guys are so beautiful! Talk about million dollar.... how about billions of dollars :)
I miss you!

saravan said...

Beautiful pictures, Laura! I'm glad things are going well with the CSA as well. Enjoy the new working/thinking time on your own. Hopefully it will help you to enjoy the time spent with your family even more!

Dan P said...

I love the pictures of your children - they really are beautiful! And I love reading about your joys and struggles with the CSA. I'm sure we'll have lots of stories to exchange whenever we get together next. - Julie

Angela said...

I totally understand what you mean about the million dollar family. I wanted to scream every time people told me that. I guess now I have the multi million dollar family??