a season for family

I am a snuggler (not a real word I know).

I often feel like one of those plecostomus fish; some people call them sucker mouth fish. Ya know the fish in tanks that adhere to their surrounding surfaces. That’s me when I sleep. Poor Derek. I pretty much chase him around the bed all night, attached at all times. The fact that Derek tolerates my burrowing every night is one of the little things in our relationship that make us compatible. It simply gives me the connection in our relationship that I need to feel bonded to the partnership. It is something distinct to our family. These little gestures or habits that we have make up the core of our homes. We are different shades of humanity with at least one thing in common. We are a part of a family, no matter how broad the definition is. We all belong somewhere.

Christmas in my eyes celebrates the holy family. I’ve found myself thinking on the kinship that Mary may have had with her spouse and children. What little details made up her family life? In modern times the equivalent would be knowing how one likes their coffee, or tea, or prefers to squeeze the toothpaste out of the top of the tube (seriously everyone gets their own tube of toothpaste in my house). It’s the finer points in a family that I am interested in. I think there are universal truths and family is one of them. So I have no problem directing this next thought at you. The most important thing in your life is your family. It is your most precious thing. You can spend years creating them and destroy it all in five minutes. They are something to be guarded and protected.

I’ll fold myself into Derek’s arms on Christmas Eve like I’ve done for the past several years and think this world really is a gorgeous place. Stacked and filled, piled and overlapped, with hearts of the young.

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18 thoughts on “a season for family”

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        Eu sou brasileira nao falo ingles,mais tenho capacidade de aprender e cuidar desses anjinhos eu tenho um filho de 7 anos sempre cuidei de criancas trabalhava na creche entao tenho bastante experiência cuidar de criancas meu sonho e ter dinheiro para comprar uma casa pra minha familia eu meu marido e filho esta desempregado entao as chances da gente comprar uma casa e dificil pois onde moramos no brasil tudo caro eu moro em sao paulo interior holambra cidades das flores eu nunca fiquei longe deles nem dormi mais pela minha familia e filho pra nao faltar nada a eles e conseguir comprar nossa casa eu vou adoro crianças entao me candidato a vaga voces nao vao se arrender me da essa oportunidade obrigada so de tar lendo esse currículo ja agradeço.Deus abenço

  3. Gostaria de participar dá vaga… Sou enfermeira moro no Brasil. E tenho experiência com crianças.

  4. Sou brasileira, tenho 28 anos, adoro crianças e adoro estudar. Vim com a missão na terr de cuidar dos pequenos e gostaria muito desta vaga. Não
    Sei falar inglês,’mas creio que aprendo muito rápido, espanhol eu sei e consigo flaar e entender um pouco de alemão e italiano. Me interesso muito na vaga,
    E em ajudar vocês mamãe e papai. Vocês não vão se arrepender! Fiquem com Deus e um beijo nessas três fofuras que Deus lhes deu. Abraço!

  5. learn and care for these little angels. I have a 7 year old son. I always took care of children. I worked in the day care center so I have enough experience to take care of children and to have money to buy a home for my family. My husband and son is unemployed then the chances of us buying a house is difficult because where we live in Brazil everything expensive I live in sao paulo interior holambra cities of flowers I never stayed away from them nor slept more for my family and son to not miss anything To them and to be able to buy our house I will adore children so I candidate for vacancy you will not be learning give me this opportunity, thanks for reading this curriculum, thank you already. God bless you
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  6. Boa tarde !
    Queria me candidatar a vaga de babá , quero ter novas experiências e já cuidei de muitas crianças , já ajudei em uma escola de crianças até 10 anos de idade! Obrigada

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