See these kids right here?
They are my Progeny.
(I am using that word,
in a probably futile effort to appear more intellectual.)
a descendant or offspring, as a child, plant, or animal.
such descendants or offspring collectively.
something that originates or results from something else;outcome; issue.
I am thankful for them today.
And every day.
They are great kids, like, SUPER GREAT kids.
They have helped me become the person that I am today. I wouldn't be who I am without them.
That is an old picture of them but it's my favorite and probably how they will forever remain in my mind as the years continue to pass.
Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying that they are perfect because they aren't. We've had our share of melt downs and days that were (and are) full of hair pulling, screaming and tears... both them and me.
And I'm not naive enough to think that there won't be difficult days to come, possibly more difficult than I can imagine.
It doesn't matter. I will go through anything for those four spectacular, shining spirits.
I love them more than I ever could have imagined before having kids. I enjoy watching them grow so much. It amazes me how they change and grow, sometimes from day to day. They are respectful and loving and helpful.
And they are friendly. That's one of the things about them that just makes my heart all warm and fuzzy.
We laugh together....a lot. And I can't even begin to express enough how much I love that.
I could go on and on and on about them so I'll wrap it up with this....
Yesterday I checked their grades from the first semester of this school year. All four of them had all A's and B's. This is Jilli's first year to get letter grades so this is kind of new to her. She had all B's. George struggled early on in his Pre-Algebra class and was able to pull it up from an F at mid-term to a B! McKenna's lowest grade was a B+ and the rest were A's and A-'s. And Jona? Jona pulled straight A's and one B+. He even got an A in Chemistry.
Okay I lied, I'm going to go on just a smidge more.
I would love my kids just the same if they got lower grades. But I am thankful that they work hard in school and that they are learning....and their grades reflect that.
Okay, now I'm done.