Saturday, January 31, 2009

Playing at the park

We met the Sticklers at the park for a picnic and some playing. The kids had a great time. Here are a few pictures. Mary Grace was there although she didn't make any of the pictures. She was asleep in the stroller!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

My little man

My little man is growing up so fast. He loves to hear how fast and how strong he is. He loves to hear how big he is getting. He loves to hear how smart he is. I love that he wants to go with his dad to help a friend cut down a tree. I love that he want to go to Sams with Neal and push the buggy all by himself (without running over anybody)! I love that he wants to go hunting with his dad, and play football with his dad and go to the farm and bush hog with his dad. I love that he still wants his mom when he doesn't feel good or is hurt.

I pray this little man grows to be a big man who loves God with all his heart. I pray this little man grows to be a big man that follows hard after God. I pray he is kind, compassionate and generous. I pray he choses to do the wise thing over the cool thing. I pray he treats others with respect no matter who they are!! I pray a lot of Big things for this little man. I have a Big God who loves this little man more than I can. Above all else I pray this little man will know how Big our God is and how Big is His love for us!!!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Sweet Mary Grace

Sweet Mary Grace is almost 4 mos. old. She is still the sweetest baby. She loves to smile at you and talk to you. She loves her big brother. She tries to watch everything he does. She was so proud of herself for sitting in the Bumbo seat. She is trying to roll over but gets very frustrated when she can't make it over. I find myself just about everyday praising God for allowing me to be a mom. I know it is a gift from Him. I don't always get it right. I make a lot of mistakes parenting and will continue to make mistakes. But thankfully God is gracious. He knew I would not be a perfect parent. He still chose to entrust these two children to me and Neal. We depend on Him daily to guide us and equip us to disciplin, train and love Judson and Mary Grace. In Colossians, Paul says that in Christ are hidden the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. It is in Christ that I find the wisdom and knowledge to be a mom, a wife, a friend, a sister, a daughter...

On my own I am selfish, prideful, impatient, intolerant...Thankfully I have a saviour who knew me as a sinner and chose to die for those sins. The wisdom that I need has to be sought out. It is a hidden treasure that I have to search for. Solomon says we should search for it as we would search for silver and gold. I pray that I would treasure wisdom and understanding more than any worldly possession and I would teach my children to treasure it as well.