Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
My, my, how you change each day
Your laugh makes me laugh
Thursday, July 24, 2008
I was trying to get some video of Abe smiling but all he EVER wants to do is roll over or chew on his hand! Here he is doing some of what he does best, chomping on his fingers! He's a wild man I tell you! Watch me try to pull his hand away and he decides to just eat mine instead. No sound, only video. Enyoy!
Monday, July 21, 2008
5 months on Friday...where has the time gone?!?
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
Fast forward to my living room and now my boys are waking up to the same things.
It's amazing how when your kids are born so is the overwhelming desire to give them all of the things that you were given and more. You want them to have the same good experiences and to share the same fond memories that you had as a kid. So as I sit typing, I am also wondering how Ben and Abe will remember our mornings together. What will be the things that remind them of mom and dad, that remind them of home?
And then the thought came to me...they will remember our mornings however we instill them. I think of my parents when I smell coffee brewing in the morning only because that's what my parents did in the morning, every morning. I hear the news or a newspaper crinkling and I think of my dad, only because that's what he watched or read. So, when I want to know how the boys will remember us, I simply need to ask myself, "How do you want them to?"
I want them to remember us as parents who loved God and who tried to teach them to love God too. Who read the Word, studied it, commited it to our hearts and obeyed it. Who desired to do what was right in His eyes and who lived in a manner that brought Him glory, honor and praise in EVERYTHING we did, even the brewing of our coffee in the morning.
I trust they will have fond memories of their mom's pancakes on Saturday mornings, or watching cartoons in their jammies with daddy, but even more so I hope that in every circumstance they remember that we tried to teach them about God and His love and sacrafice for us. Further, I pray that their security does not from the familiar smells and sounds of home, but rather from the eternal hope that He, and He alone, brings.
No small undertaking for sure, but thank you Lord that your mercy and grace is sufficient.
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
We introduced Benji to this ball this weekend and life for him hasn't been the same since! He's been playing with it NON-STOP for the last two days. He even fusses when he drops it and it rolls away! Sweet boy, it's hard to believe that just a few months ago you could hardly drink from a bottle! My, my, how fast you grow.