Monday, October 21, 2013

My baby is three




























Dearest Sam:

Ohhh, how my heart aches for you, I can't believe you are three.  You are no longer a baby!  When did this happen? Where did the time go?  I want to pause time and keep you just as you are today. You are truly a delight and joy to be with. Sammy, you are great company.  You are so very silly and love to have fun.  You have no fear and like to do things a different way, which can be challenging for me. You love to go anywhere with me and are usually up for the adventure.

You love hummus, spicy chips, and all berries.  Your brother and I are your most favorite people of all time.  You love putting strange things in small spaces, like stickers all over the place.  I find them everywhere.  You are all about Pete the Cat, snuggly soft things, and shaking your booty. It would always be your choice to never wear pants or shoes (and to pee outside).  You love our Friday night movie nights, chocolate milk, and "your" playroom.  You like to ride your balance bike from room to room in the house.

We struggled with discipline for quite awhile....you pushed every boundary and have a very high pain tolerance, which made it difficult for your dear old mom and dad.

But....you got it!  You conquered the potty too!

I can't begin to tell you how much joy you've added to our little family.  You are loads to handle, but worth all of it.  I pray that you always know how much we love and adore you unconditionally.  You have my heart always and forever.  You are a light my love, and you don't even know it yet, but I do.  You are going to turn this world upside down.  You are going to spread your light to everyone!  I look forward to seeing it.  I'm so thankful to be your mum.  I couldn't love you more...

Juicy kisses (that you will wipe off) and tight squeezes,
Mom

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Live Like That

Yesterday was a day heavy with the burdens of others hurt and sad hearts.  As I was driving into work this morning...I was jamming out to "Top Christian" on Pandora.  (Because I stink.  KLOVE is having their pledge drive and I don't want to feel guilty about not donating yet.)  This song came up, which I've heard a million times.  But today, as I'm putting my makeup on driving, I began to cry.  Cry a lot.   Mascara that I just applied is now running.
As the tears are rolling down my cheeks, 
I can only be filled with the glory.  
I was full again.  
Ready to pour it all out. 



Thank you for this day. I'm grateful for my health, my babies health, that I can pay my bills, that I have clean water to drink and had a warm shower this morning. Thank you Jesus for Mr. N. He is my rock and bestie. Thank you for a working car. It makes everything in this world do much easier. Thank you for the ability to get healthy food for my family and not worry about paying for it. Thank you for health care, Motrin to bring fevers down, and modern medicine. Thank you for my family, my childhood, and my parents.

Thank you for giving me my crazy huge heart and the ability to manage it. Thank you refilling my soul. I am nothing without you my love. Every single day I want to pour out all of what is in my to others, so that when I am at your beautiful feet I can say I have nothing left to give. Thank you for letting your light shine through me to others, so they can see your glory and know that you are so very good, especially when all they see in this world is ugly.

 Today let's will try to be Jesus to the least of us. Be the evidence that He is good.  Don't hold back.

 Balls to the walls people. Let's get it on.

 {PS: After the song was over, and if you know me, you will probably find this funny too, all I could say was "Sh**".  Like, holy crap that was rad.  Yep, that's right.  I love Jesus and cuss like a sailor.  I started laughing, because that's just friggin funny stuff that you can't make up.}

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Ahhhhhh October


How I missed you sweet October!  You are my very, very favorite!  I don't know if it's because in October you get the first glimpse of fall, or the fact that I adore Halloween.  Or that I love all things warm related....I love Thanksgiving and Christmas as well, and October is like the start of all that is awesome!   Here are some of my top ten faves:

1. Honey crisp apples.  They are what an apple should be.  They are amazingly delish and remind me of being pregnant with Benno because I was addicted.  It wasn't past me to spend 10 bucks on apples. 
2. Pumpkin Spice Creamer (I found out how many calories are in PSL at Starbucks....400!  That's like a meal and cocktail!  Holy friggin crap.  Thus, I will settle for a little creamer instead.  It's happiness in a cup.)
3. Apple Spice or pumpkiny candles.  (Yes, pumpkiny is a word.)  Any of those candles that make my house smell like fall time.
4. Making chilli, black bean soup, or any other warm concoction.  Layer in some cheese and fritos.  It makes my heart happy.
5. Being able to wear tall boots and lots of layers, scarves, etc.  It's like wearing your favorite childhood blanket all day long.  Happy, happy, Joy, joy.  And, it covers all that cushion that the cheese and fritos have added to my midsection.  
6. That it gets dark when my kids are actually going to bed!  Praise God!  No more conversations about it still being light outside.
7. That football is always on...and that means Mr. N is HAPPY.
8. Fall time always reminds me of my childhood.  Of coming home to yummy smells, going for walks to find leaves with my sweet mum, and the smell of new school supplies.  But living in Texas means you don't feel "fall-time" until October. 
9. That I no longer have to get into a bathing suit. Can I hear an AMEN?
10. Driving with the windows down and having windows open at home.  I love the feel of cool, crisp wind on my face, flowing through my home.  Cleaning out the junk.  Ohhhh, Autumn how I adore thee. 

Happy day to you and yours my lovelies.  I pray it's a great one.  a


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