I don't know if you can see how tired this mama is. My sweet husband knows that nothing can breathe life into this mama like a cuddly baby who isn't so cuddly most of the time. Nearly every morning during my quiet time Brian will bring Elijah in to cuddle. He sees it in my eyes; the joy of cuddling with my baby. Such a sweet man.
Uncle Josiah, age 5, Uncle Elijah, age 21 months (both to the left) and nephew Levi ,1 years old (on the right) Elijah wasn't so sure about this nephew guy!
First grandchild's first birthday!
* Sometimes little ones just can't stay awake for the whole sermon!
*Thirteen year old daughter says,
"Mommy, I had a 'perfectly horrid' dream".
I smiled and said,
"Darling, have you been reading Anne of Green Gables?"
*Sweet five year old son says,
"Daddy, can we use a grumpy towel to play with?"
"A what?" we said.
"A grumpy towel."
"Oh, a grubby towel", we realize.
(meaning a rag towel)
*Swimming in Michigan on September 19th! (the pool is usually covered on Labor Day, but due to my health we haven't gotten to it, the kids are thankful)
*Lots of hugs from a very tenderhearted and intuitive 7 year old. She seems to know when a pint-sized hug makes everything all better. She sneaks up without a sound, wraps her arms around me, tightly. After she senses all is well, she scampers off without a word.
*A nineteen year old son who has wanted a job for so long is actually praying about turning an offer down as he contemplates, 'maybe 'home' is where God wants him in this season of life.'
*Sweetness of an older sister reading to a little brother.
Life can be so hard sometimes, isn't God so gracious to let us see the sweet things in life? They are always there, the sweet moments, my eyes just aren't always open to see them.
Open my eyes, Lord Jesus to see the sweet moments of life.