Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Birthday Boy

Happy birthday to my precious firstborn!

D, I can't believe that the time has gone by so fast and you are already 4! Each day you continue to amaze your daddy and I as you smile, laugh, investigate, create, build, imagine, play, question and love. You are so awesome with your sister and I love that I can trust you at such a young age to help me care for her... you are literally the center of her world right now. You bring great joy to my heart on those sweet occasions when you remember your brother Maddox and we can talk about all that God has done in our lives and who is waiting for us in Heaven. You definitely own your "master Lego builder" title and can sit for hours dreaming up and creating some amazing things with those tiny little pieces. You still love your cars and trains, but lately you have really loved dressing up like a knight to sword fight, pretending to be Batman or Superman, playing cowboy, or preparing for the NFL. I love seeing your determination, hard work and love for learning. You enjoy playing soccer, baseball, and football, especially with daddy, and it's a blast to watch you grow in your knowledge and love for sports. I am so grateful for our special time at home together and thank the Lord daily for entrusting you to our care... You have set the bar high and we can't wait to see what God has in store for your precious life. Always remember that we love you so much and we are your biggest advocates! You are simply AMAZING!

"Therefore, as God's chosen child, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience." Lord, help D bear with others and forgive whatever grievances he may have against others. Help him forgive as You have forgiven us. And over all these virtues help him put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.- taken from Colossians 3:12-14

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Preschool Help

Calling all moms of preschoolers OR former preschoolers!

I'm working on a project that could use a little input from all you wise moms out there. What were some of the questions you had/asked when you considered enrolling your child in a particular school? What were you looking for in regards to academics, play and extra-curricular? How did you know if a certain school was right for your family and your child? Did any of the schools offer special "perks" for you as parents that were especially appealing?

Can't wait to hear what you think! Thanks for helping me out.

"The wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasant words promote instruction."- Proverbs 16:21

Monday, October 12, 2009


Approaching her first birthday...

Today we celebrate 11 months!

"Do you hear what these children are saying?" they asked him. "Yes," replied Jesus, "have you never read, "'From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise?"- Matthew 21:16

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Today was Faith Clare's dedication at church and it was sweet, short and pretty much perfect.

What an important day for us as we dedicated her to the Lord... the Lord that blessed us with her. The same Lord that knew every detail of our lives, and hers, and chose her just for us. I felt such joy as we stood at the front of the sanctuary and stated that we were committing to raise her in a home that would teach her of the Lord and the Bible, both by precept and by example, and how to love God entirely. It was a precious time and she did great, even clapping a few times during the joint dedication of 37 children. Just beautiful!

Today was an important day emotionally for me as well. When I stepped into my closet this morning there was no doubt what I would be wearing for this special occasion. The dress has been hanging in my closet since the last time I put it on that Saturday morning, January 26th, 2008. It is the one that I wore to celebrate the brief life of our precious second son and today I was able to wear it in a similar, but very different manner; to celebrate the life of our precious first daughter and symbolically give her over to the Lord as well. Wow... once again, simply beautiful!

"Then it was time for their purification offering, as required by the law of Moses after the birth of a child; so his parents took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord."- Luke 2:22
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