Tuesday, October 14, 2008

God is so good! God is so good to me! Does anyone know that little praise hymn? I am sure many of you do. How simple the words, but how profound the statement. I have had A LOT on my mind lately and have felt consumed, overwhelmed and at times even attacked by satan himself. No matter the heartache, the concern, the trial, or the valley.....there is always a healing, a redemption, a mountaintop. I have learned so many things over the years and I have come to know one truth that has remained constant in my life.....God is ALWAYS there, He always protects, provides and answers prayers, sometimes in a different form then we would expect or even like! Nevertheless...HE IS, HE WAS, and HE ALWAYS WILL BE!! Just wanted to give praise today for all the things the Lord allows in my life...good or bad!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Train up a child in the way he should go.....

Little Miss Independent!!! Emma is at that stage where SHE wants to do everything. She doesn't want help. She wants to pick out her own clothes, and I am usually pretty flexible on this if we are not going out in public. Yesterday, it was white panty hose with black scottie dogs up the side, pink shorts and a striped shirt that didn't match. Pair that up with purple plastic high heels and you have got Emma Williamson down to a tee! Well, like every morning, Emma went to pick out her clothes. I always know what she is up to when I am at the table with Tyler and she walks through to go to her room, naked! I quickly grabbed my handy -dandy camera and caught the poor girl "IRONING" her own clothes! Ain't it pitiful, I make my almost 3 year old earn her keep! Just Kidding! Her clothes actually match today and she did a great job getting all of the wrinkles out, there is only ONE problem......her panties are on inside out and her shirt is on backwards, but she is insisting to "leave it that way." THAT'S MY GIRL!!

My mess!

I knew the house was too quiet. I was finishing up school with Tyler, Emma had been playing in her room, when I realized how silent the house was. Silence in a home with children is never a good thing....you moms know what I am talking about! I snuck around the corner to see what Emma was doing. I couldn't beleive it, well, yes I could! She had pulled out EVERY article of clothing that she owns. She was playing dress-up. We tend to go through about 5-6 outfit changes a day and not b/c she is dirty......just because! I quickly went and grabbed my camera and caught her in action. Pretty funny, but what a mess to clean up!

Friday, October 3, 2008

I love you mommy!

The sweetest words a person can ever hear. Thank the Lord He has given me two beautiful children. I don't take for granted that I have such a special gifts. Yesterday, Emma and I were outside enjoying the beautiful fall weather. We were in our back yard swinging. All of a sudden Emma jumps off the swing and runs through the yard. I must admit, I couldn't hardly see her through the jungle we call our back yard. JK! Then she turns to me and has the biggest smile on her face and runs as fast as she can with a flower in her hand(I just happened to have my camera with me). She gets to me and she says in the sweetest voice ever.....i luv you mommy! I began to cry. I was overwhelmed at the fact that there is nothing in this world that I have done to deserve hearing those sweet little words. Both of my children are affectionate and now Emma does sweet things on her own. She asks me often, you good today mommy? Oh yes, baby...I am good!!