May
27
2008

My, What a Party!

The entire day Sunday was spent cooking, eating, talking, laughing, making-smore’sing, and having a great time on Wendy’s side of the family. The Larsons–many of whom we have not seen in years–traveled to the Jeub home for a long-overdue family reunion.

After the long, long day, I spent some time relaxing with my mom, Judy. She said something quite profound, “After all this family has been through, I truly believe we can achieve world peace.” Wendy goes into just a tidbit of dysfunction in our book Love in the House, and our “Kids by the Dozen” TV show only mentions a poor childhood. Wendy doesn’t like to go into detail, but her upbringing was incredibly difficult.

Despite all the crud that life shoveled her and the rest of her family, LOVE has shone through. Yesterday was an ultimate manifestation of God’s overreaching love that heals wounds and builds relationships. Wendy’s family is a group of beautiful people, and their collective testimony–while interesting–is nothing unusual in God’s family. When love is the main ingredient in a family, no worldly dysfunction can hinder His will. I really believe that.

Here are some pictures with some short footnotes that explain a lot…

About Chris & Wendy Jeub

The Jeub Family live in Monument, Colorado. They encourage couples to love God and love one another, building an atmosphere of love in their homes.

  • Angie

    Thank you for sharing your journey and your family with the rest of us. Though we aren’t perfect, thank Goodness that our God is! Congratulations to Grandma L. on her 70th birthday and three years of sobriety! Alicia looks so much like her beautiful mother, and that Isaak is precious! It’s evident that your family’s love spills out everywhere you go! Blessings!

  • http://Homeschoolblogger.com/arrowsinourquiver Charity

    What a wonderful time you all must have had! My mothers family has been through much heartache and difficult circumstances, but it’s amazing to look today and see 90 plus granchildren, great grandchildren, and a couple great-great grandchildren, gather around at family gatherings to play and love on one another. God bless your family and the True encouragement and testimony that you are to so many.