Aren't they just precious--these people I get to live with day in and day out. Jerry is so handsome and kind. Allen is a jewel among teenage boys. Benjamin is a crack up--the funniest most expressive kid in the universe and Marymae, my sweet, beautiful, blonde is one of a kind. Don't I sound conceited? It hit me today that I have a remarkable family--not because I deserve it and not because of anything I have done. I have a remarkable family because God loves us and chose this for us. We love Him and are trying deperately to raise our children knowing and following the Lord. We are not a perfect family and we have had our share of tragedy, but God always works everything together for good for those who love Him. Even when the days get long and the spankings are many, I have a precious family.