Sunday, December 21, 2008

A sad discovery (Ok maybe I'm being dramatic.)

I have a lot of blogging to catch up on from the past two weeks; but it's going to have to wait. Right now my heart hurts a little-Ok, it's going to sound completely ridiculous to most of you but when I tucked Andrew into bed tonight, I noticed the beginning of some hair forming on his upper lip. I have had a pit in my stomach since. I know I'm being dramatic, I just can't help it. It's just that he's my first baby boy and to me he's still a little boy{I'm trying to ignore the tears in my eyes.) I've taken such comfort from the fact that he still loves to play with toys and all the boy stuff that 11 year old do. But when I saw what could be the beginning of a mustache I got very sad But God made it clear to me tonight that we are on the threshold. We need wisdom from our Lord how to train and lead these boys that I love so much. My prayer is that my boys will grow to honor, obey, and fear the Lord of Creation. There are times I feel so unworthy and incapable to lead them. Thanks to the Lord for his abundant mercy and love.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Pics from this week.

Luke making snowflakes for our window
Jaden getting talked to by a Roman soldier at "Back to Bethlehem" Christine and my dad going to the Master's College Christmas concert
Our Thankful Tree that Christine made

Christine pulled out all of her stuffed animals for Livy to play with-she was giddy.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

If I could save time in a bottle.....

So, I'm sitting here trying to remember what we did this week, what made it feel so busy that it's all a blur to me now? It started me on another train of thought-how fast time goes. Sometimes it's downright painful to think about it, how big my kids are getting, how long ago it seems that we got married, how my baby girl that was just born yesterday but is now turning three on Tuesday, and how my firstborn, Christine, is now two inches taller than me (and she's only 12.) It's funny because we take so many pictures and videos of the kids and yet it's sometimes so hard to look at them all because it reminds me of how fast our life is flying by us (another reason I homeschool.) But, I can say that there are wonderful things about kids getting older. You can have such amazing conversations about the Lord and you can start to see them becoming their own person with their own set of strengths and weeknesses. Another benefit is how much the older kids can help. This week for our co-op school day Christine got to teach the little kids because my friend, Yvette, was out of town. For science we were covering rainbows so she made rainbow jello cups. They turned out so cute. As hard as it is to raise kids it is so rewarding and fulfilling. I'm so grateful to be able to be home with my kids being their mommy.