Friday, May 18, 2012

May 18,2012

Funny how a moment can change everything. As we wait for results from your labs I know so much already has! What really matters and what isn't even worth consuming your time. Whatever is before us, I give thanks and glory to God for His might hand is upon us. You are so brave and trusting and have given me the key to your heart so freely that I never want to take that for granted again! I want to enjoy every second of your innocence and pureness that is still left before the world steals it away. I want to memorize every second you are overcome with silliness and cherish the laughter that makes my heart skip a beat! So as we wait in such great uncertainty I rest in what we do know, God has you in His hands baby and He WON'T let you go!
Love, Mom

Monday, February 20, 2012

February 20,2012

Turning 5 has been a huge deal for you!!!! For the last couple of weeks you can be heard saying:

"You know what, this is the first time since I was five that I ever did..........."

It's so cute to hear the things you think of. Your excitement about life is contagious and refreshing!!! Thank you for being our ray of sunshine!!!
Love, Mom

Monday, February 6, 2012

February 6, 2012

 It has been awhile since I have written to you. I have tried to find time but have been so busy with life and the craziness of our lives and then today I noticed something........ As I looked at you in the passenger seat, there was a little less boy in your face. I almost drove off onto the shoulder because my breath seemed to leave and not come back!!! It has begun......your journey into adolescent. I pray that I have several more years of seeing that little boy that drove me crazy, broke my heart, and could bring me to my knees. Did I waste all that time? I don't know but what I do know is that I look forward to really getting to know you as you grow into a young man. So far your life has always been what we have expected out of you and now, the tide has turned and we get to see what you will get out of life. I love you dearly and although I mourn the days of yesterday I am excited to see the man you will become in the days and years to come!!!!!!!! But for now, I will cherish and not think it a burden each night I get to sing our special good-night song!!!!
Love, Mom

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November 1, 2011

Well, you made it through another Halloween without trick or treating.Only time will tell if this scars you for the rest of your life. I doubt it but if it does I just want you to know our intent is to do what we feel is best for our family. There is such a lure with Halloween to disguise it as fun with the candy and Fall Festivals. People tailor it up with cute homemade costumes and its labeled harmless. But its not and I wonder what type of message we are giving you by allowing you to be apart of the "fun" activities at church. My desire is make the focus on reaching out to those who have not heard the Gospel of Christ and reach them where they are. I pray that it doesn't make us look like hypocrites in your eyes. You are starting to think through decisions but you still need several more years of learning and living before you are able to make well rounded decisions. Hang in there with us as we start to navigate these turbulent waters can adolescent with you. We promise not to give up on you and pray you don't kick us out of the raft before its all said and done!!!!
Love, Mom

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

October 25, 2011

Only time will tell if you remember the night we went a booing. Mommy was trying so hard to be a cool mom for you boys and step out of my comfort zone. We walked around the neighborhood and finally decided on Mr. Josh's house. We waited in hiding and let LJ leave the treat and ring the doorbell and run to our hiding place. Well we got caught and they didn't think it was a very nice treat. Seems that the doorbell woke up and scared their little girls. I felt bad cause they didn't like the treats you worked so hard on and felt even worse cause it ruined the night for you . I'm hoping to make it up to you tonight by booing Mrs. Eva's house.I'm not sure if this will be a best or worse memory from your childhood but I just wanted you to know that it broke my heart to see you so disappointed. Maybe next year we should try toilet paper instead?!
Love, Mom

Saturday, October 15, 2011

October 15, 2001

What a week it has been. You have become excited about TNT again!!!! Your goal was to say 5 sections and although it doesn't look that will happen you aren't settling for just 2 or 3, you are going for 4 and I love that about you. You know you wont get to the 5 sections but you don't think that should stop you from saying 4!!! And you aren't just amazing us with your verses but also in math. We have been trudging along, well I have kept you at a stand still; determined to get you to memorize your multiplication facts. Its been a long hard road. You've not had a use or a desire for them until this week, when you were introduced to division. I thought because you don't have those multiplication facts memorized it would hinder your ability to do division. Not so! My son marches to his own beat!!! Now that you see you can check your division problem with multiplication you are out of the starting gate.

I always forget you have to have a reason. 

Not have to, but that is the way God made your brain function. So now I will try to apply that to the rest of growing you up. Hopefully you can be as patient with me as I have been with you and these multiplication facts!!!!! You are an amazing, strong willed child who I THANK God for giving us!!! You have no limits except the ones you place on yourself and for you that limit is the sky!!!!!
Love, Mom

Sunday, October 2, 2011

October 2, 2011

Tonight we had the amazing opportunity to listen and watch  Matt Bowen. The following is a conversation we had with the kids on the way home:

Mom and Dad: " So what was one thing you learned from tonight?"

LJ: " You need to become a Christian so you can become a lamb of Jesus......."

JJ: "Some lambs want to do their own thing."

CJ: "Lambs don't like to be eaten."

These are the things that make us smile and are so thankful that each of you were given to us as precious gifts from God!!!
Love, Mom