I remember looking down at Joshua when he was a baby thinking someday he would be five. Well, today he turned 12! Time flies when you are raising children! Marcus took this funny picture of Josh trying to fit on my lap. I could barely do it! As we rapidly approach the teenage years, I find myself thinking about how much time I have left with him. I want to enjoy every minute. If 12 years could go by so fast, I can't imagine how the next six are going to fly by.
You are developing into a young man it seems over night. As I watched home videos of you the other day, I realized just how much more mellow you are. You aren't that busy, busy, busy little boy that kept me running all over just to keep you safe (I still remember our neighbor calling me to tell me that Josh was on the roof of the playhouse, and if that was OK!)
You are so much easier to home school. We have an understanding now and you don't seem to fight it as much. Your attitude has improved a great deal over this past year. Our relationship is stronger than ever, even as you fight for every inch of freedom.
I love to watch you take on a spiritual role when your father is at gone. When you pray, I can tell that you really have a relationship with the Lord. It blesses my heart more than you know. You have no fear of praying in public. You are confident in your faith. Your heart breaks when you find out someone you love and respect is an unbeliever. You so much want your friends and family to go to heaven.
I love how passionate you are about certain things. Your new love for science and creationism is wonderful to see. I love how I can give you a few tools to work with and you just take off and soar!
My firstborn, my baby who is no longer a baby. I love you and am so very proud of you. I pray for you to keep your heart, eyes and body pure. I pray for your future wife. I pray for your future children. I pray for your career. I pray that your relationship with God would become so much deeper as time goes on.
Thank you for being you! I hope that you have a Happy Birthday, son.
"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 email@example.com
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