By Kelly Mouisset
Back in June, we had the pleasure of sharing our home with a beautiful family of six. We had just transitioned from a family of five to a family of three over this last year as our second son moved out to attend college. I must admit, it had become very quiet with only one teenager left in the house. It was nice to have the sounds of children running around the house again. I had almost forgotten how much fun and just how much work went into raising little children.
There are always baths to give, meals to fix, clothes to wash, and diapers to change. There is barely time to give your spouse a loving glance as you pass them by moving from one chore to the next as you struggle to get everything done, just to start it all over again before the sun even thinks about rising.
As I offered an extra set of hands to help cuddle the baby or fix a plate of food, I was reminded of just how quickly they grow up. Those moments of sticky floors, pet frogs and Kool-Aid mustaches turn into young men with dreams of their own, beards on their faces facing the world on their own right before your eyes.
Each season in life is a gift in its own way. No matter what season of life you are in, you can always offer assistance and be a blessing to others. The family of six blessed us with the opportunity to enjoy their beautiful children. We blessed them by sending them on date nights to let them reconnect. Now that we only have three to cook for, we package up the left overs and share with a neighbor that hates to cook for one and loves to share her wisdom. We all have something to give to others in whatever season we find ourselves in at the moment.
Transitioning from one season to another can be scary, but we have to find the good in each moment and find ways to bless those around us from the season we are in.