Saturday, May 23, 2009

Summer + Milk = YUCK

I love summer! I love the warm weather, the sunshine, the bbq's, watermelon and so on. But there is one thing that I totally hate about the heat...sippy cups with milk that has not been drunk (elgh)! This year I think I am boycotting milk until at least October! I don't know if it's because we only drink organic milk, but it seems to spoil a million times faster. And leave it to Little Bigs to take a few sips of his favorite drink and somehow misplace the cup just long enough to grow a cure for cancer inside! Ahh, the joys of summer!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Who Am I?

"Who am I? That the Lord of all the earth, would care to know my name..."

It's no secret that I love Casting Crowns, but this song makes me stop in my tracks! Who am I? To think that the God of the universe, the God that holds the world in the palm of his hand, would be mindful of ME! It's almost impossible to wrap your mind around...its humbling!

I've learned a lot about myself this year. I've learned that I can't fix everything, or everyone. I've learned that prayer covers a multitude of sins. I've learned to be submissive (well, It's a work in progress). To listen. To not allow my emotions to control my day. But most importantly, I'm learning to be still. "Be still and know that I am God" How often do we make the time to truly be still? To sit in a quiet room and allow God to be Sovereign? I feel like on a daily basis I have a million things on my plate. But who am I, to think for a single second, that I don't have time to be still in front of the One who cares to know my name?

Monday, May 11, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

My day was perfect, spent exactly how I hoped...woke up to mother's day wishes from my papa bear and my boys, went to church (which was awesome) and then dinner with my own mom! Perfection. Every year seems to get a little more rewarding. I can get used to this! Hope your day was just as special!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Because I'm Thankful!

It's raining out of many rainy days this week.

It's interesting how the rain makes you think, makes you sit down and relax and let your mind wander. For me personally, I've been thinking about how blessed I am. Every night when I sit down to watch the local news there's a child that's died, a family that's lost it all in a fire, another school shooting...depressing really. Then I turn on the computer and see a headline "Father kills wife, 2 kids and self", "Swine Flu" and so on. It's hard to find happiness online or on TV, but thankfully I'm able to find the blessing. The more I see and read, the more I realize that God is sovereign. Nothing happens without Him knowing, not a single sparrow falls, not a rain drop hits the ground, not a child going home to be with Him, nothing happens without God knowing. That, that brings me peace. The day to day life can be stressful and tiring. Parenting can be draining and overwhelming at times, but there's always a blessing.

I've learned to be thankful in all things! All things you say? Yes. All things. When I'm having an ongoing battle with my 4 year old because he wants to eat a hot pocket for breakfast, I'm thankful. When my 3 year cries when the wind blows for no reason, I'm thankful. When my husband forgets to take out the trash (again), I'm thankful. Your probably wondering by now what I could possibly be thankful for? I'm thankful because they're here, because they're healthy, because I have an opportunity to step back and appreciate them. The more I see on TV and on the computer, even other blogs, the more I'm thankful. I think to myself, my goodness, I bet there are moms out there that would give anything to have one more battle with their 4 year old. To hear their little one cry for no reason at all, but just to hear them again. To take out the trash because their husband forgot to and not because he's no longer here. I am blessed, and I don't take it for granted, not for a minute.

So today I'll turn off the TV and shut down the computer. I'll build a castle out of blocks, I'll make a police station with the Lego's, I'll cook grilled cheese sandwiches shaped like stars, I'll turn the Imagination Movers up nice and loud and pretend I can dance, I'll read Green Eggs and Ham, I'll color a picture and I will praise God...because I'm thankful! (did I mention I'll take out the trash)!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Boring, I know!

Life as we know it has been pretty low key lately! We took the kids to the beach for the first time this year (it was freezing, by the way). We collected shells and rocks to paint for our garden...yes, I said garden! Be advised I by no means have a green thumb! Maybe a little more like a blue thumb? I want to be able to plant things without killing them, I want to see my flowers bloom, and my strawberries grow. The odds of any of those things coming to be is extremely slim, but still, I will garden!

Since there really isn't much else going on, I'll leave you with a little something sweet...

This afternoon I overheard Big Bigs getting ready to pray. He lowered his head and folded his hands, I quietly looked on and heard him say "Dear Jesus, thank you for the ice cream mommy gave us today, I really wish I had a rocket, I love you love me? In Jesus name, Amen."
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