I could always tell who my really good friends were when I was growing up because they could recite the birth order of my siblings in one breath! And I love the story in the Bible where Joseph is about to reveal himself to his brothers and he sits them in birth order and they marveled. I know that kind of marvel! I will hear from an old friend and no matter what they will always get around to asking, “And how is ‘stevecarriekeynapattibillbethjohnjim?'” And I marvel after all these years that they can still do it. Now our family is
almost too big to count. But just ask my mom and she can rattle off a number in a heart beat and even has their birthdays down! I love that no matter how hard it was my parents got pictures of us! I treasure them now. My siblings may not treasure that I am posting them but we’ll see if they ever even notice! So I’ve added a new category to my blog and will post more treasures as I run across them. And if you haven’t gotten a family photograph taken lately…it really really is worth it!