Thursday, April 21, 2011
After my friend Kathleen convinced me to start a blog. I thought long and hard about the name I wanted for it. Hers is so cute (Our Beautiful Mess), and I wanted something similar but unique to us. I wanted it to communicate our faith as well as our family situation. I thought of "Blessings in the Chaos", but the definition of chaos is "a state of utter confusion or disorder; a total lack of organization or order" and while that does describe my house some of the time, I don't necessarily want that tied to us. So I pulled up the thesaurus, and low and behold, the word appeared! Bedlam: 1. a scene or state of wild uproar 2. (Archaic) an insane asylum or madhouse. Yep, that's us ... in a good way. On any given day there will be children screaming through my house with capes, launching off of furniture, blowing bubbles and (in general) acting a little crazy. We try to reign in the bedlam, but such is the life of a family with 3 kids under 10. I wouldn't have it any other way. My life is rich and full, and it will soon get even better when, after June 14th, I will be a full-time domestic engineer! So I hope you will come with me as I set out on this new beginning and enjoy a little insanity ... as Willy Wonka said, "A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men."