Sunday, September 28, 2008

Together for Lincoln

Today was one of those days I don't ever want to forget. I was able to be a part of the amazing project the churches of Lincoln decided to partake in: Together for Lincoln. I saw my husband and 2-year-old son painting a house, I watched my Dad hold the hands of the elderly, my mom push Eli's stroller so I could chase after Owen, and finally, I watched an entire city worshiping as one body in Christ. It was breath taking! I lifted my arm in worship as I held Eli in the other and gazed at Owen and Aaron as they sang. To my left was an elderly woman I had never met, but instantly felt like she could be my grandma. It was a good day, it was a beautiful night, it is going to be a wonderful year of watching the Holy Spirit move in this town.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Wonder of Fall

We have had so much fun over the past few weeks. We picked pumpkins, rode a pony, went on a wagon and train ride, played with wonderful friends (Abi-I think you will always have a place in Owen's heart), and ate lots of yummy fall food.
I love fall. I love the smells, the cooling temperatures, the fun ways I can dress the boys in those cooling temps, the leaves, and so much more. Take a minute to enjoy God's creation during this lasts for such a short time

Monday, September 15, 2008

Am I good enough?

I often wonder if I'm really good enough to be a mommy, wife and teacher. I wonder if I will ever keep the house as clean as it should be, the laundry done and in the drawers, supper on the table and tasty, patient enough to teach, love and heal hurts. I really don't think I am and so I rely on ways to find inspiration. I recently found I don' t know who the woman is that posts these profound thoughts with such honesty and spirituality. I only hope that her words can encourage me to be better at all of the roles I must play in this life.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

My Baby

I don't know if my heart can hold all of the love I have for this baby. I love to look at Eli's sweet face, watch him smile and listen to his little voice. I often said that I wanted my second to be a baby girl, but how could I ever wish for that when I have this beautiful baby boy in my life. I'll take a team of boys if that is what the Lord wants for me. I love my boys, I love what I'm learning from being a mom to boys, and I love that the Lord feels I can take on the challenge. Thank you Lord for letting me see one of your miracles every single day!

Made me laugh.

I am currently working on a digital photo album (Winkflash has an amazing deal right now). While looking through the thousands of pictures we have on our computer, I found this one of Owen when he was about 14 months old. I love how he still makes this face and still shows signs of being 100% boy--sword or no sword. I can't wait to see what Eli's big boy personality will be like. He is already my little charmer, but I know he'll have days where he looks as mischievous as Owen does here.