Wednesday, July 23, 2014

You Have a Big Butt!

It is true.  I have, once again, been blessed by the bluntness of a child :)  It's okay though.  They are right.  I do have a big butt!  Bigger than I would like for sure.  Sometimes I get down about my big butt.  I work out every day.  I count my calories.  I don't even buy ice cream on a regular basis any more, or chocolate!  Yet, it is still there and as pointed out, it is still big! 

Since hearing this comment I have done a lot of thinking and observing and remembering.  My big butt has been through a lot in the last 14 years.  There have been six kids brought into this world and a miscarriage in 6 1/2 years.  There has been a broken tail bone too, just to add a little more fun to life.  There have been 6 huge moves where we have loaded up and relocated our family and our lives.  There have been many smaller moves too where we just moved to a new house.  Some of those moves have been made while I was pregnant, during sickness and with lots of tears. 

My big butt has spent many nights up with children - feeding them, taking care of them when they were sick or sitting in the emergency room with them hoping we would get to go home soon.  This big butt has spent countless hours reading stories, baking cookies, singing silly songs, rocking babies or chasing little ones around the yard.  This big butt has made birthdays special, Christmas magical, even the first day of school something to look forward to. This big butt has bandaged knees, mended hearts and cried many tears over the years.

This big butt has sat on bleacher after bleacher watching basketball, volleyball, football, indoor soccer, and track meets.  It has even ran around golf courses cheering at cross country meets.  This big butt has coached baseball, basketball and cross country.  This big butt spends summers working out with the neighborhood kids and parents to help them get ready for the fall. 

This big butt has taught her children to work, to respect and serve others, to love those around them, to love God, to pray and to live a life that leads to joy and happiness.  This big butt has done what so many other big (and small) butts have done.  So, here's to all you butts out there - thank you for who you are and what you do!  May we all find time to sit on our butts, enjoy a diet Dr. Pepper and relax!

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