See this picture of Hubby and me? This was taken only 2 weeks after the wedding...our first Easter. Look at how young and in love we were! I married a real stud! A stud who apparently likes to drink pickle juice even though he does not like pickles.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
~Who said they could become so independent that they can make their own sandwiches and snacks?
~Who said they could begin reading?
~Who said they could have their own ideas about how to problem solve and do things?
~Who said they could sprout up to look like big kids?!
This Mommy is not happy that they seem to be needing me less and less but I swell with pride when I look at them and see the neat little people they are. I also realize that there are still plenty of things they do need me for.
~While they are reading some, they can't read their own bedtime stories yet. That is my privilege!
~They still need me to lovingly pack their lunchboxes and to be sure they are eating more than just gummies and cookies.
~They still need me to tuck them into bed at night with lots of hugs and kisses.
~They still need me to kiss their boo-boos and put on the band aids.
~At the end of a long, hard day, they still need my lap to crawl up into and for me to wrap my arms around them and tell them it's all going to be OK.
I hope these are all things I get to do for a long while. I know that as they grow, my name will change from Mommy to Mom and they will do some of these for themselves. The great thing is that they will need me in new ways and that brings me comfort.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
This morning during my quiet time I received a word from God. His reminder came through one of my favorite authors, Max Lucado. Max's quote for today was "When everything else in your life is changing, God never changes." That gives me such comfort. God is always the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. His promises are sure and He is always there. So no matter what is going on in my life, I can always count on God's presence in my life. I can always rely on Him to keep me company, to help me figure out who I am and what I am supposed to be doing and even to help me deal with turning 35.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Jesus never gives up on me and I am so thankful for that! He will continue to speak until I'm ready to listen. Rachel, from Seeking Peace spoke to my heart this afternoon with her blog. Go visit her there and be blessed!
Friday, August 13, 2010
My little Princess who was so nervous decided that she likes kindergarten after all and she was amazed that she has made friends already. I had no doubts that my little social butterfly would have friends but I was still worried about her. She said her favorite part of the day was P.E. Prince said that his favorite part of the day was recess. He is crazy about the playground they have at his new school.
There's something about walking into this Christian environment, where the teachers are telling students to "have a blessed day" and each classroom has kid praise and worship music playing to get ready for the day. I'm so glad that God opened this door for us. I feel that He has led us to what is best for our children for this year.
It was easier to leave them this morning, but it feels so strange not to have my little shadows with me all day. When I left work this afternoon, I had a bit of time before having to pick them up. The house had this strange quiet. I guess I'll get used to it, but it's weird for me now.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
There are mountains of laundry that need done today.
We have clean clothes, but they aren't put away.
The dishes are done, but more are being dirtied.
I wish things in my life weren't so hurried.
The kids are whining, they need that, they need this
I've got tons of deadlines, none of which I can miss.
The kids are going to kindergarten this year
And I have already started with the tears.
Hubby says, "You're gonna cry for the next ten days?
'Till they start? You're gonna make me crazy."
Did I mention that all this has made me sick?
Baby fever it is...and it needs to go away quick!
I've got too much to do and not enough hands
To meet all of this Mommy's demands.
"Help me, Lord!" is all I can pray,
"Please help me to make it through this day,
Without screaming or pulling out my hair.
Help me to be patient with these blessings in my care."
I need more energy, more Diet Coke!
It may sound funny, but that's no joke.
It fuels my body, helps get me in gear.
Now I just need to persevere.
To get it all done, that's the goal,
But there's just too much, am I getting too old?
Focus now, what are the important things?
The beauty that each new day brings,
My children and their sweet, sticky faces,
The fingerprints they leave are just traces
and reminders of how fast they are growing!
I need a pause button, but they just keep going.
I need more time, more time to enjoy
These precious gifts, a girl and a boy.
The pressures and demands will always be.
But my children will grow up and I'll wish I could see,
Those tiny miracles that sat in my lap
For books to be read and kisses and naps.
My new goal for this day is to MAKE the time
To soak in the kisses and hugs without guilt, there's no crime
In taking the time to enjoy God's blessings.
My house is a mess, I am now confessing.
So off I go now to enjoy and to love
My two little blessings sent from Above!