This is a guest post by Kelly Roselle (@kmroselle).
Being a family means we work together, help each other, and we're a part of the same team. We're on each other's side. Always! These little people clean up their own messes, in their own little ways. They put their dishes in the sink, their trash in the garbage can, and their clothes in their own drawers.
Solomon takes his dirty clothes to the laundry room, helps bring in groceries and loves to help me cook.
Adalyn is a nurturer already. If her brother hasn't taken care of something, she does it for him, without being asked. She also loves helping with the dishwasher.
All of this gets a little (a lot) messy at times. They're slow and imperfect, but so am I. I'm letting them learn, and letting them grow, and we're working together to make a home and a life. None of it's perfect, and there are still things lacking all the time. But we do it together. We learn together. We forgive each other.
And love keeps us all afloat.
(original post appeared on instagram)