I picked up Andrew at Sunday school the other day. I asked the teacher how he was and if he had behaved. She laughed and said he was great. She said he did say one thing funny. They were talking about rules because they are studying the Ten Commandments. She asked the class about what rules they had at home. Andrew piped up and said, "We have only one rule at our house. No rules!" I was shocked! I asked Andrew where he got that saying. "Alvin and the Chipmunks movie", he sweetly replied. Little Stinker! Oh, he wants me to spike up his hair now. He said, "People aren't even going to recognize me!" He does look cute like this. It's fun when they start wanting their own style.
Lily took her first crawling steps today. I put a cell phone in front of her and she crawled to it. Is this a sign of what is to come? LOL!
Vern and Ethel (my in-laws) came up and spent part of the weekend with us. I got some sweet shots of Nana with Lily. It took a while for her to warm up to them, but once she did, they had so much fun together.
There is a big Nana Smooch! Lily would just freak out when Nana kissed her. She would screech and laugh! Very cute.
Today has been a fairly relaxing day. Steve took Marcus hunting, so I only homeschooled two kids today. Boy, does that make a difference. I asked Steve if I could take Josh on a date this afternoon. I took him for an ice cream cone and then we walked by the river. We talked and just had a wonderful relaxing time. He thanked me over and over. I need to do things like that more often. I LOVE spending one on one time with my kids.
Just finished a great book called, "Mothers and Sons" by Jean Lush. Very informative and helpful. I'm not crazy! These older sons of mine are entering into the hormonal stage and I need to give a little grace. I know what it feels like to be hormonal and it isn't fun.
"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