Saturday, September 29, 2012
I noticed this when Paolo was sitting on the couch. I pointed it out to him because it made me smile. I said "hold on, I want to take a picture of that". He informed me that he already had.
It made me smile because it's Isabel's little hand after climbing in the fire place. She'll never be little again, and I may not find it so cute in a few years if she keeps crawling in the fire place. It made me so proud to be a mommy, and it was a little reminder of what is sweet and beautiful in life- my children (don't worry my days are mostly made up of moments where I want to pull my hair out, and haven't had a good night's sleep in at least a year, but my children are still my greatest treasures).
It made me think of what kind of print we leave on the world around us. What kind of print am I leaving? Will I be remembered for having been kind and patient? For being forgiving? For bettering those around me? As a giver and a lifter? I hope so.
What kind of print am I leaving on my children? I hope that I can teach them to love others, and to love Jesus Christ. I hope that they are kind, good, make good choices, happy, and are a blessing to others.
It made me reflect and think that what we do and say really is important and is always leaving an imprint on those around us.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
I was grateful for the reminder from Paolo to see the beautiful. Turns out there were lots of awesome seashells, and it was a marine biology learning experience for us and the kids. We had a lot of fun despite less than ideal circumstances.
It reminded me of hearing a talk once about the Lord, talking about a man, saying that when he shall fall, he shall rise again. Falling and picking yourself up. That's what life is about- learning and loving. Isabel, who is starting to get pretty good at walking, was having a hard time in the sand walking. She kept falling down and then picking herself up again. Thanks for the lesson my little baby girl!
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Saturday was one (of very few) perfect afternoons. We made it to the beach after a very sincere prayer from Aaron when the car started choking. For a later post. The weather was perfect. The water was perfect. The new beach we tried was perfect. The rocks kept the water shallow and perfect for swimming. The boys played well together the whole time. Perfect
Friday, September 7, 2012
- Aaron and Jordan have turned a pan lid into a shield and they are constantly sword fighting, wrestling, fighting off bad guys, etc.
- Jordan still continues to be Spiderman Jordan and has taken to this swim suit because it makes him look like he's got big muscles.
- Aaron ate a new food this week: salad with lots of chicken and veggies in it. He even had second helpings.
- Aaron has started asking me questions! And I love every one of them. In his 5 years of life he has never before asked me a why question, and now he's starting to take off, and starting to talk. It's amazing to finally feel like some small communication is going on.
- The days are getting shorter and the feeling of peace and contentment that fall brings is lingering in the air. I personally don't love cold or winter but the transition period brings me a great sense of life is on track and where it's supposed to be.
- And finally, Isabel decided on Wednesday at the library to stand up and start walking, it's more of a toddling, about to fall and hit my head for the umpteenth time kind of walk, but it did my heart some good!