Sunday, August 2, 2015

Being Saved

Last Sunday, Hannah ask to be baptised.  In that moment, I thought to myself that I needed to write this down.   I wanted to take a picture of her on that day.  I didn't do either.   I spent the day talking to her about the decision she was making and trying to be sure she understood.  It's a special day but not one that needs a pretty picture but one that brought our family closer.

The truth is, it's a memory of one of the most peaceful days of my life as a parent.   She knows that she is asking God into her heart and she said it's about letting him lead your way and helping you in your life.   She said that she had been thinking about it ever since she decided to stop lying :) and she knows even if she isn't perfect, God can help her.  

It was a childlike version of an adult story.  I struggled with her age but God tells us we don't have to wait until we are perfect bc that day will never come on earth, we just have to have the desire to walk with him.   We pray for forgiveness and new life.   We pray for Him to walk with us and guide us all the days of our life.  Who am I to say when that day is for her? Will she do it again later in life? Maybe she will.   Maybe she will grow closer to him and renew that faith with the Lord.  Maybe she won't.   Either way, she wants to invite Him into her life now.

So the next baptism class is on my birthday.   I plan to share the special day God gave me by helping her in her faith journey. 

Friday, June 26, 2015

Happy Birthday Baby Girl

It's so hard to believe you are 8!  You made sure i got one last 7yr old hug and kiss before bed :(  It makes me want to hold strong to the memories.  I stop and stare at just how uniquely beautiful you are.  

You make me want to be more courageous, wiser and kinder so I can experience life through your eyes.   I pray that I am teaching you to be stronger and resilient in life.   I pray that I am caring for your heart so you know just how deeply you are loved and cherished.  Not just by your family but by God who made you perfectly just the way you are!

I love your freckles and your sense of humor! I love that you have perfect hair and are short just like me (thanks for making it a club! )  I love that you have rythm and you are always dancing through life.   I love your fearless outside and tender heart.  

I will never get over this blessing that is you!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Happy birthday Olivia

I have read so many letters to daughters by other moms just trying to find the words to share with you on your birthday.   For some reason as a mom is a day of reflection as our kids get older.   The truth is, no words can express just how we feel.   It's truly more of an experience.

You are beautiful.   You are constantly complemented on your sky blue eyes and long blond hair.   You are so tall and slender and always smiling.   I find most of your beauty on the inside.   You are honest to your soul! You have a tender heart full of compassion.  You are competitive, driven and love life.  You have found amazing friends are I am already seeing you seek God in your life. 

I am so proud of you!  Please continue to love life, spread that contagious laugh, embrace change, be generous and forgiving.   We sing this song in the car that has a catch tune but one verse sticks out to me "So let the light guide your way,
Hold every memory as you go
And every road you take, will always lead you home"

Friday, May 22, 2015

Fury farm friends

We have a small farm about 1/2 mile from home.   We often walk up to feed the donkeys and have enjoyed making up our own names for then over the years.   Our favorite one is a rowdy boy we call Petey.  He chases you up and down the fence and cries when you leave.  

Yesterday we also found 3 barn kittens that recently lost their mother.   We spent about an hour visiting all the animals and begging mommy to take one home lol.

Girls Weekend

We were invited to the beach with Mimi and Aunt Kathy for the weekend.   I kept it a secret until about an hour from our destination! You girls ended up referring to it as our trip to the "blah blah blah". 

We had a great time full of desserts, new friends and fun in the sun, long car rides just me and my girls singing and dancing to our favorite songs and of course a trip or 2 to Starbucks!