Monday, February 9, 2009
Proud to Be "Wierd"
It occurred to me what it is possible our family looks like on the outside the other day. Usually I don't think much about this because what we do and are seems "normal" to me because I am used to it. But, those of you looking in just might be saying, "you know the Friant's, they are the wierd ones." There are many things that make us unique and it occurred to me that these are the things I am most proud of, so let me share them with you and let you know I am proud of being a wierd-o!
1. We have an adopted son from Haiti. No, we don't have trouble having kids, and no he is not here because we had 20 grand sitting around and didn't know what to do with it. He is here because He is our son and we think he is nifty!
2. My oldest son is a homeschooler. For those that wonder he can in fact carry on a conversation and he doesn't miss the "socialization" that comes from school. Jamen learned the "F" word in his "socialization" at school last week, I am not sorry that Kyle misses that.
3. We have a great big, noisy family! Five boys, a husband that sings at the top of his lungs and a dog. Reverence is a key issue for us at church, but for the most part I am proud to say that our neighbors 5 houses down can here our exuberance.
4. I would rather spend money on books than anything else. We marinate in literature at this house.
5. Running is my drug. I know it's wierd, but I like to run until it seems as if I will die if I don't stop soon.
6. My oldest son (who is 10) is the smartest person I know. When asked if he wanted a wii, he couldn't believe I would insult his intelligence that way. He carries around the Almanac of American politcs like it was a treasured child and makes plans to run for president in 2036 constantly. He is a die hard conservative and has a blog called "I'm For Reform." That is so wierd and I think he rocks!
7. My husband sings," All Creatures of our God and King," LOUDLY, whenver he is happy (and that is pretty much always.
8. I would rather go to my Haiti then go on a cruise. I would rather be in a place where I am likely to get a parasite, a rash or a broken heart then sipping slushy drinks because I like being somehwere where I can get in and DO something.
9. I would love to be the mother of like 10 kids. I think big familes are awesome! Yes, it is an exhausting thought (and I really can't have that many) but have you ever heard anyone say, "gosh we should have had less kids?"
10. I would do ANYTHING that I felt like the Lord prompted me to do. I love Him. I trust Him. I wouldn't even take a minute to think of the logisitics, I would just say, "Let's do it." Thank goodness for my husband who then helps me figure out exactly how to!
Yes, I am a raving lunatic. Maybe we are the wierdest family you know, but you know what today I say with pride, "wierd rules!"