That Was Before
Hyatt and Holden (both 4 yrs old) were in the hallway cleaning fingerprints off the walls with anti-bacterial wipes (this is a chore that I have the littles do often, mainly because they are the fingerprint culprits). As they cleaned, they were talking about the pictures that hung above their heads. Their conversation caught my attention, so I quietly listened where they couldn’t see me…
|December 2009 - the picture that was the topic of discussion.|
|December 2011 – lizziebeephotography.com|
Hyatt: See this one Holden? (as he points to the photo above) This one was after we became the Real Lang Family. This is the one that has all of us together.
Comparison is a contentment killer. I used to only think that meant comparing myself to other people, but it can also be personal. I have grown so much since the younger version of me walked that forest path. I wouldn’t give back these hard earned years of maturity for anything. I may not be living a life that I thought I would be (which can often feel like a reality television show without the famous paycheck) but I can honestly say that in the midst of the chaos, I have an inner peace that only the Holy Spirit can bring when in direct obedience to Christ.And I got all of this from overhearing a conversation between my two 4 year olds. I am still in awe of the belief and the understanding of the eternal in my son’s heart.
Yes Hyatt and Holden, we are now the Real Lang Family, and we are so very proud that we are.
Christina is a proud wife to an amazing man named Brandon and mama to six beautiful children ages 9, 7, 4, 3, 2, & 1. After getting her degree and teaching junior high for a couple of years, she had four sons. When her youngest boy was 13 months old, they completed their family by adopting a brother and sister from foster care. She blogs as a way to document her family’s growth, as well as an outlet which she hopes will encourage others. She feels truly called to her lifestyle and knows that she is incredibly blessed to fulfill that calling. Their family life is entwined by selfless faith and together learning daily how to live missionally. They recently moved from California to their new forever home in Arizona. She absolutely loves her life as a stay-at-home/frequently found warehouse shopping/carpooling/football mom.