The Boroughs Family

The Boroughs Family

Friday, August 15, 2014

Big Helpers

Large families require the cooperation of all the members in order to function well. The benefits for our kids is learning to be a "team player". By caring for each other, everyone has their needs met. When individuals start focusing only on what they want, things quickly fall apart. I love capturing the kids doing helpful tasks, especially when they didn't need to be asked. They feel such joy and accomplishment when they know they are a vital part of team Boroughs!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Big Changes on the Horizon

I'm finding it hard to articulate all the "things" floating around in my head and heart these days. As you can imagine, life can get complicated in a large family. We are on the verge of launching two "baby birds" from the nest. They are ready. I am excited to see them take wing and soar. The preparations have kept us so busy, the emotional aspect hasn't been allowed to creep in too much. I think it will hit next week when they are away at school.
At the same time, we are finishing up paperwork for visas and travel to bring our newest birdie home to the nest! I cannot wait to have my son back in my arms! We have missed him so very much. It's been a long year.
We are still waiting on actual in home services to begin for our daughter with autism. I am nervous and hopeful at the same time. I'm not exactly sure how it will all work logistically, so we will see! I am trusting God has a plan in this challenging season.
Just a few more weeks of summer. Trying to enjoy the (somewhat ) relaxed schedule and sunshine, the smell of sunscreen, ice cream cones,  and homemade iced coffee. Fall keeps reminding us she 's coming though, as we trip over piles of dorm room supplies, gather items on the school supply lists, and drive our daughter back and forth to Cross Country practice.