As soon as the sun starts to shine, I race through my chores so that I can play outside. I love puttering around my flower gardens. I have been weeding and dividing up plants, and planting some new varieties. Here are my favorite flowers in the whole world! I look forward to seeing these beauties bloom! Such vibrate colors! It amazes me how God created so many flowers for us to enjoy.
I convinced Steve to help me take off the front half of my trellis house. The trumpet vine and wisteria were out of control. I can't prune like I used to with my back being bad, so we cut them all down and took off the ripped up lattice. Steve and I put up the new stuff. As you can see we need to trim the top so that it is even. I have decided to make this area (where the bark chip is) a rose garden. I have three climbing roses (two of them are called "Climbing Peace") and then I am going to plant a bunch of miniature roses all around this area. I love roses, but have not had much success growing them. I am learning all about them from my friend, Catherine.
I hired my brother-in-law to fix this middle tier in our wall. It was not put in right and was very sloped and dangerous. I have avoided planting anything over there because I knew it was just going to get trampled on when we fixed it. I look forward to filling these beds in and having solid color for the spring and summer. I even planted a lily for my Lily by the Candytuft. This wall looks so much better! Thanks Michael, you did an excellent job!
I have discovered that Lily loves to be outside! It was such a beautiful day, that I stripped her down and let her get dirty. She kept going over to the driveway and loved throwing rocks! The kids have set the sprinkler up under the trampoline and the games have begun.
I am thrilled that my oldest boys are old enough to mow the lawn this year. I don't mind mowing it, but it is nice to know they can do it if I need them to.
Spring has most definitely lifted my spirits. I enjoy watching the children play and teaching them about flowers and gardening. We planted onions the other day and have discovered blooms on our strawberries and raspberries.
"Sunshine on my shoulder makes me happy!" -John Denver
Andrew is healing and has even started to put pressure on his foot. I am so glad I don't have to push him in the stroller around the house. I still have to when we go out, but at least he can get around the house and the yard now. He seems to be doing really well. Thank you for all your prayers!
Even though life is full of challenges and heartache, I know where the source of my joy is. My God gives me gifts everyday to enjoy. My job is to wake up in the morning and discover what they are. To intentionally look for the blessings that He has given me. I am to chase away negativity and instead have a heart that is grateful for even the smallest of things.
"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