This weekend I learned a few simple things that seemed noteworthy to share with the rest of the world. The one story I am going to share is something that will be a bit of an emotional learning for my life; but its good for me to share from my heart about what God is teaching me.
On Friday night we went to a dance deal at Coronado High School. A few of Charity's small group girls were in the dance deal and its always good to get onto the high school campus and see students that we love. We saw a lot of students that we have grown to love and been able to have involved in our life. Well this night we brought Sophie and I wasn't sure how she would do sitting still for 75 minutes. She sat with me for a few, then went to Jena for a little bit, then she went to the row behind us to sit with Kiki and Chandler. While she was sitting with Kiki I looked back and just thought to myself: "My daughter is growing up". She was dialed into the dancing and rarely took her eyes off the girls on stage.
So intermission came and we decided it would be the best time to leave so we could get Sophie home to bed. In the car (I think is where it was) Charity said something like this: "The old saying is that it takes a village to raise a child". This got me thinking for the last 48 hours, but even better than that is that Charity also commented that we have a "village" around us. That village consists of grandparents willing to travel to town to see our children, high school students who hold my daughter and graduated students who come over and babysit. We have a village around us (I haven't started to mention all our friends at church like: the Rossiters, the Shines, the McComb's, the Yureks and so many more families who love our family) that is helpings us to raise our family. The cool thing about the village is that they help me grow as a person also; they are there for me to ask questions on life, parenting, where to take my wife for Mother's Day and other valuable information.
Thank you to our "village" that has surrounded us and helps us grow as a individuals and a family. Honestly, we could not do this, nor would we want to, with out you all!