I CRAVE color in my yard. After a long dreary winter, I want to see some sunshine and some beautiful flowers. Here are just a few that have popped up almost overnight. You can click on each picture for a close up.
It's been a mellow day. I'm waiting for Jackie to bring me my Joshua. I've missed my oldest boy this week.
Jessica is doing better. Marcus went to the doctor yesterday and is on antibiotics for Bronchitis. Andrew seems like he is getting better. Jacob is the one who is having such a hard time. He has the barky, seal cough and keeps rubbing his eyes and crying. I don't know if they itch or what? They aren't red. He has a fever on and off. Poor little guy.
Steve did an unexpected thing for me today. I sat down to nurse Lily in the morning on the couch and he made me a cup of my favorite French Vanilla decaf coffee. It was the sweetest, unexpected thing. We've been married for almost 14 years and that has never happened. He also took the kids to the park so that I could sweep and mop the floors. It felt sooooo good to be able to sweep and mop again. I was able to do the job to my satisfaction. The kids have been helpful, but it really needed a good cleaning. Floors are my pet peeve, I guess. I love going barefoot, but I hate stepping on dirt and sticky things.
Steve is taking a nap with Jacob right now and I just caught up on my America Idol. Thanks, Diana for recording for me! BTW, I know this is crazy for a conservative Christian, but I LOVE Adam Lambert's voice. I think he is an amazing singer. My second favorite is Danny Gokey. That is the only TV show I watch. I think I like it because I enjoy singing and I have a lot of admiration for how hard they work on the different genres. Call me crazy, but I even like Simon sometimes. I wish he would be more polite about it though. But normally, he is right on the money.
Right now, life is sweet. I'm healing up. I have six amazing children, a husband who has a good job and works hard to provide for his family. I also have great friends who love me and spur me along in my walk with God. Thank you, Lord!
"Show me your way , oh Lord, teach me Your paths; guide me in Your truth and teach me for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long." -Psalm 25:4-5 My Mission for this BLOG is to bring glory to God as I share what He is teaching me as I raise my children for Him. I want to encourage mothers all around the world to hang in there! Motherhood is tough, challenging and gritty. But through Christ's strength and the support of other moms who are in the trenches, I will keep pressing towards the goal to raise Godly children. Please feel free to leave comments. It blesses me so much! You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a Stay-At-Home mother of six children. We LOVE having a large family. My first love, is Christ and the Words of the Bible. My passion is to teach my children about the Lord. I love to watch my children discover their own faith in God. My husband has been a firefighter for over 20 years and is now an officer. I am very proud of him. I long to be a Titus 2 woman who encourages other women to love their husbands and children and to thrive in their homes, not just survive.
The noblest calling in the world is that of a mother. True motherhood is the most beautiful of all arts, the greatest of all professions. She who can paint a masterpiece or who can write a book that will influence millions deserves the plaudits and admiration of mankind; but she who rears successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters whose immortal souls will be exerting an influence throughout the ages long after paintings shall have faded, and books and statues shall have been destroyed, deserves the highest honor that man can give. -David O. McKay Motherhood is the one thing in all the world which most truly exemplifies the God-given virtues of creating and sacrficing. Though it carries the woman close to the brink of death, motherhood also leads her into the very realm of the fountians of life and makes her co-partner with the Creator in bestowing upon eternal spirits mortal life. -David O McKay We can't form our children on our own concepts; we must take them and love them as God gives them to us. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord; and the fruit of the womb is his reward. -Psalm 127:3 The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom -Henry Ward Beecher The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children. -Elaine Heffner People who say they sleep like babies usually don't have them. -Leo J. Burke
To be a mother is a woman's greatest vocation in life. She is a partner with God. No being has a position of such power and influence. She holds in her hands the destiny of nations, for to her comes the responsibility and opportunity of molding the nation's citizens. -Spencer W. Kimball