Noise Overload…Joy Abounds!

On Sunday evening my 19 year old daughter came in on a Greyhound bus from New York City (where she has been since June 2007). WooHoo! The family was of course all overjoyed at having J back in the midst of us. Out of my 5 children J has always been the loudest and the second most rambunctious. So you can probably imagine the noise level in my home yesterday!
J is spending the Holiday here and will be returning to NYC on November 29th. So if you do the math that is quite a bit of time here with her siblings.
Huuummmm, this should be interesting…
J left here pretty abruptly and I think everyone had and still has some unresolved feelings about that departure and contrary to popular belief time and space does not heal all wounds. For now everyone is just enjoying the entire family being back under the same roof (Did I mention that my son, his wife and their soon to be one year old daughter have moved in with me???).
I love the fact of having all of my children home again, all together, under one roof… I also know that with this new found restoration there will also arise complications, issues, and attitudes. But with God steering this ship we will prevail! And yes there is a very much increased noise level! I can see my neighbors packing up their stuff already!
For Thanksgiving I am hosting the family dinner this year, so add me and my five children, daughter-in-law, grand baby, then add to the mix my sister and her 5 children and my mother and we have a pretty full house!
So Happy Holidays to all and please pray my strength in the Lord!!!

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10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Melanie
    Nov 19, 2007 @ 16:04:00

    I am so happy for you that J is home for a while. I’m quite sure that I can imagine the noise level at your house right now. Your poor neighbors.

  2. Pam
    Nov 19, 2007 @ 16:19:00

    I’m so happy that you have J home and your whole family is together for the holidays! I’m sure the unresolved feelings will come out, but for now, enjoy having everyone there. Deal with what comes up and then as a family you can be closer and move on from it together. Yeah for having everyone together for the holidays!

  3. Talk..to..Grams
    Nov 19, 2007 @ 17:11:00

    I hope your have a great Thanksgiving with your family!! This is wonderful that J is home for a while…. It will take some time and prayer but like you say it will work out!! Sounds like a full house!!I am thinking of taking a Little blogging break after my post tomorrow, I will be back on Saturday for Photo Hunt. Blessings, Carolyn

  4. Andrea
    Nov 19, 2007 @ 20:34:00

    How fun to have a family reunion!! Enjoy the noise while you have it! And I’ll pray for open minds as your family works through whatever issues are at hand.

  5. Shelia
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 01:44:00

    Well this is a great time of year to have a full house Regina! I hope that you and ALL of your family have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving!

  6. Gill
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 08:27:00

    I am so, so happy for you Regina! What fun you are going to have 🙂 I hope any little niggling issues get resolved quickly and peacefully so that you can have a wonderful time together.

  7. Common Mom
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 08:58:00

    Yeah for you! I LOVE huge family get-togethers with lots of noise, laughter, and fun. With lots of people there are always a few issues that arise, but it always seems to be overshadowed by the amount of love and fun of family. Enjoy your Holidays!

  8. Sharon
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 15:24:00

    Girl-that is a house full. Our Christmas will look like that. I will pray for your sanity and maybe you should think about getting some ear plugs? :)Have a great Thanksgiving!

  9. Leeann
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 15:33:00

    It sounds loud and chaotic and FUN!!

  10. zamejias
    Nov 21, 2007 @ 13:55:00

    Sounds like deafening FUN! Glad that you have everyone under one roof, esp your J. She seems to be your favorite. 😀 Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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