I Feel Like a Rich Man
This week my oldest son Sam turned 17. It does not seem that long ago that Lisa and I brought him home from the hospital. So, now we have a 17 year old and a two-year-old with four others running around the house. Lisa and I calculated except for a 14-month break, we have been changing diapers for nearly 16 years! Life is always busy in the Riddle household.
My typical morning is as follows: Alarm clock goes off at 4:45am; shortly thereafter, I head to Old Town Bluffton for a 45-minute workout with my F3 group. I arrive home around 6:15am, then proceed to empty the dishwasher, make breakfast and school lunches for the youngest. Lisa gets the kids up, dressed and accompanies them downstairs just after 7:00am, and finishes what I could not.
I shower, dress, and I am usually back downstairs around 7:45am to take Rachel Scott, Katie, and Josiah to Cross Schools around 8:00am. Because Josiah's not old enough to be dropped off I park the car and walk him to his classroom. I hop back in the car and head home to pick up Sam and Will to drive them to Bluffton High School. During this time, Lisa is helping them get their lunches ready while also waking our two-year old before he climbs out of his crib. I give Lisa a hug and then drive the boys to Bluffton High dropping them off around 8:20am then proceed to the office to begin the day!
No matter how busy it gets I wouldn't change a thing. My family has been the greatest blessing of my life. The Bible says: Children are a gift from the Lord, a reward from a mother's womb. Psalm 127:3
I certainly understand this, it's because of them I feel like a rich man.