The Real MVP’s… My Kids.

I just came from lunch with a friend and she said something during our discussion that stuck with me, “My kids are the real MVP’s.”

The Real MVP's
The Artist

It’s funny that she said that because just this morning I was debating on writing a similar sentiment, just not so eloquently put like that…

Isn’t amazing how inspiration can strike us?

The Athlete

I didn’t know how to phrase it. I didn’t know the words to write, but I knew I wanted to introduce how rad my kids are and how amazing/difficult/frustrating/phenomenal/brilliant/beautiful/messy/fun this life they lead is, but… I didn’t have the right words…


They truly are the MVP’s. We move every couple of years, sometimes we move continents, sometimes we move states. Every few years they leave behind memories, friends, schools, family, and everything their little hearts know to start a new adventure and the most amazing part is they do it. They do it with eyes wide and hearts open to whatever they face. They are brave

Toddler Ro

They are little and brave heroes. I’m not sure that they know that, but they make me proud. They welcome the challenges, the language barriers, the new friends, the new schools, the new homes, the newness. Each and every time without fail, and they never cease to amaze me.

They are kind, they are loving to the children in their host country. They are amazing little diplomats. They represent where they come from with a grace and graciousness that astounds me… I watch them on the playground and I think of the lyrics from Louie Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World”

“I hear babies cry, I watch them grow, they’ll learn much more than I’ll ever know”

Tiniest Foodie

Truly… What a wonderful world.

My little citizens of the world, learning more than I’ll ever know.

What a wonderful world.

Until Next Taste,



11 Comments Add yours

  1. Robin Masshole Mommy says:

    Your kids are troopers for sure. I know that’s not easy on them.


  2. monica says:

    What a beautiful family and perspective you have. It’s amazing how much they end up teaching us. 🙂


  3. Ben Butler says:

    You have some amazing kids! I’ve always thought that children are the strongest of all of us. They see the world through a lens that allows them to adapt and still stay strong.


  4. Your kids are pretty amazing! I’m sure that it hasn’t been easy for them but they seem like such troopers!


  5. Kids really are the best when it comes to most things.


  6. Kids can be great about so many things. They really offer a fresh perspective on lots of things.


  7. briannemanz says:

    Oh I love this post so much as it’s so inspiring! Your children truly are MVP’s and the cutest!


  8. I was listening to a local Christian station today. The DJ was telling a story about a family and their kids. He said sometimes we forget how amazing kids are and what a gift they are. It reminded me to appreciate them more than I do.


  9. Kids are really awesome. They make the family happier and make the bond stronger.


  10. Your children are learning so much from these experiences. Love it!


  11. kristin says:

    This is so great, it’s true kids learn form their experiences This is the best way to create lasting memories!


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