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Jeremy's Nannie made these quilts by hand. I am a sucker for a beautiful quilt. I love the stories behind women getting together with kids at their feet making beautiful things for their family. I am not sure if those who make these things really know what a blessing it is to those who get them down the road. I am so thankful that I have two grandmothers that take the time to make neat things for our family.
My grandmother knits jackets and blankets for my kids every year too:) I just love that my kids are surrounded by things made by their great grandmothers.
He is sweet! I mean really sweet.. kind, patient, serving, thoughtful, fun, forgiving, slow to anger, playful and really handsome.
I often realize that I over look the amazing things about Jeremy. It is easy to go on about our kids and the cool things they do, the milestones they reach, the little acts of cuteness they display but often we tend to over look the things about our husbands. I often do because I think that I "deserve a husband who is this... or I should have a husband that does that...."
But the fact of the matter is I don't.. I don't deserve that but in God's goodness and grace, I do have that. I have a godly, kind husband who loves me so well and our children so well because he LOVES Jesus. He is striving to become more like him every day and love me like Jesus loves the church.
I just wanted to say how grateful and thankful and so in love I am with my Jeremy Bruce Greene.
How about you? do you over look the amazing things about your husband/wife? do they know how you feel about them?
To anyone who is a parent you know there are times when parenting is tough. you are in the nitty gritty dealing with sin, selfishness, tantrums, accidents,spills, fussiness,melt downs, begging, little excuses, interruptions,hmmm enough already.
So for me it is easy when those days are full of those not so pleasant things to remember why I LOVE my son!
Here are a few reasons why:
He is really creative. He loves to paint, color and create pretty much anything and he is really good at it. Really good!
He has an awesome imagination. He can make something as simple as an apple be a friend with eyes, nose and a mouth and be entertained for a good 30 minutes with that. Or today he stacked cans around the kitchen and then climbed on them so he could be a tall robot.
He has a very sensitive heart. He tears up at sad parts in movies like In Ice Age when the little lost boy finds his daddy. Or when we read a book and something good happens I can see sweet tears in those big ole eyes.
He thinks of others( I usually think he does not) but then he says things like mom when I outgrow these slippers I want to give them to baby(Emery) or what about I can get another pair for Eliana( my friend Erin's little 15 month old)
He is passionate. He has a lot of emotion and at times it needs to be directed and tamed but I love that he feels things deeply and wants to express his feelings.
He gets really excited about simple things like a good book, a toy car, a little squirrel and then tells me a great story about it.
He is an awesome kisser and hugger. He really knows how to squeeze you all the way to your core. Oh one day I know I am going to miss that.
Jeremy's Grandmother Greene(maw maw) passed away at the age of 86. Leaving her sweet husband and Jeremy's Paw Paw of 89 years old. Talk about a long marriage- 71 years to be exact... wow! uh!
it left me thinking two things:
How do I comfort those around me who are truly suffering and how do I display grace to those in my life on a daily basis.?
How many amazing memories do you have after being married for 70 plus years, how do you live life without someone who has been part of you since the age of 19... how do you heal a broken heart?
After the traveling and coming back. My car got broken into in the middle of the after noon at walgreens.. One of my bags was stolen, with credit cards and all.
My first thought was : "what did I park in all this glass?" and then my second thought was: "no matter where we are we live in a fallen word and God is still GOOOOOOD!" no big deal.
all that to say God has been teaching me a lot over the last few months... and I am learning more about the simplicity of my faith and living life with open arms.
No one, no thing is ever promised to us... we must live with thankfulness and grateful hearts for the moments we have.
I am learning how to do that day by day!
Everett loves art.. His teacher told me yesterday she thought he really had a gift and eye for art.. so I am looking into how I can develop his gift or intrest. Being three I know things can change for him but I want to help him discover this if it is something he really likes.
Well this morning for breakfast we made pancakes and of course Everett's mind is always turning.. He did not just eat his pancakes bite by bite but instead this is what he came up with and all on his own. I had to pull out the camera just incase he becomes a famous artist one day and for the simple joy of loving my kids for who they are.
He bit them this way.. nothing but using his mouth.
this is the horse , turtle and then whale.. what do you think?
Okay here it is...we have a three year old, he's a boy, and he is amazing! He also is a little sinner and has a will... a STRONG WILL, one that is focused on himself and his ways.(so we need some prayer.) Pray for us, he is strong, extra big for his age( which is hard when you look at him and he looks 5 but really acts his age of 3). Jeremy and I have been really talking lately on what issues to focus on with parenting: respect, first time of obedience, not hitting your sister, not being destructive with toys, etc... at times it seems like Ev is getting it and his little heart is changing and growing and then other times it looks like we have never disciplined him in his life. It is easy to measure how well of a parent you are by the behavior of your children.. boy I am glad that this is not GOD's standard. He loves perfectly and look how I act often. But one thing I have been learning is that when you are training a child, when you are ridding sin and showing your children their need for grace and for Jesus it is tough work. It is like the word says: TRAINING and WORK. ( neither are easy things)
It requires supernatural perservernce and strength and amazing GRACE!
Over the last few months I have seen I am in the battle of my life raising my children, these precious souls are in my care and I NEED God's wisdom and perspective and HELP every single moment. I have learned through everything God's love towards us is truly awesome, it does not waiver, it does not grow impatient, it does not hold ANY record of wrongs, it always changes and it always points us toward Him.
I hope that as a parent I can reflect these same characteristics to my child, during the hard days and easier days...
what do you think? How do you show Grace and GOD to your children? How do you deal with a strong willed sinner?