Tuesday, February 16, 2010

why I LOVE Everett

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.

so why do you love your kid/s?

Friday, February 12, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

living life:

What a last week"

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!