A dear friend shared a recent experience where one of her young daughters said, "Don't worry, we're the B______'s, we got this!" when faced with a challenging situation. I haven't been able to stop thinking about this innocent declaration of understanding of not only who she is, but who her family is. As I looked around at my children last night with the bickering and teasing, I stopped and asked myself, "do my children feel the same way?" Do they face a challenge and say, "I've got this." and square their shoulders and get it done because they know who they are and that they have a support group waiting to help if needed? Do they remember the countless prayers offered on their behalf, for their success and strength? Do they remember daily "I love you!" and kisses as they walk out the door?
As I watched the little people being interviewed yesterday, I saw a glimpse of that knowledge that they do in fact know who they are and that they are treasured. It wasn't perfect; it isn't supposed to be, life is messy. It's complicated and filled with ups and downs, but together we can accomplish anything. Together we can pull together and say, "Don't worry. We're the Kimball's; We got this!"
I'm not sure if any of the footage will be used. Maybe early next year, but it was chaos on the couch. I probably should have prepped some of the answers, but I wanted them to be authentic. There were some gems. Clearly, we didn't color coordinate. Finding non-logo apparel was more challenging for the boys, rethinking future wardrobe purchases. After thanking the children of participating Dash said, "Wait. We had a choice?" I don't think he cracked a smile the entire time we were filming, which I don't understand because he was so excited to go. Ups and downs.