It Takes a Village...

Whether or not you are a Hillary fan, I have to agree with her on this one. Let me preface by saying I have not read the book, but the title has sure rung true with me over the last 3 weeks.

Maybe it only takes mom and dad for one child, but by the fourth one we have been leaning heavily on family, friends, and coworkers. Our moms, sisters, and my aunt have been like worker bees tending to the house, doing the laundry, the dishes, playing with the kids, and providing us with dinners. Our dads have watched and played with the older kids so that we could focus on Hank. Our friends and coworkers have brought us dinners and baby supplies. Strangers and cyber friends are praying for us. We have never needed so much help and have been humbled by everyone just pitching in. We didn’t even have to ask. There was a need and “the village” is filling it. Sure we would have survived without the loving help of our family and friends, but it would not have been good for the kids or us. We are so grateful for our village that loves us and has helped us through this time.

2 comments:

Uncle john said...

Dear Katie, Happy Mothers Day! We have been deeply touched with the way you have told the story of little Hank, it would make a great book. We wish you the very best on Mothers Day. Love, Uncle John & Aunt Cheryl

Monday through Sunday said...

Happy Mother's Day! It is wonderful to have family! Too wonderful!!