Happy are the people whose God is the Lord.
Psalm 144:15

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Life Happens~ While You're Havin' Fun!

Summer; that lovely time of year that yields a host of varieties to our lives.
Summer; that season that goes so fast you lose track of what you've done and where you've been.
Summer; a time for:
"spotting" fawns,
glorious moonlight,

loving sisters,

sidewalk chalk portraits,

eyepatches ( um, actually- lens covers),

itty buglings,

giggling girlfriends,

hydrangeas divine,

huggin' brothers, ( also best friends, as in this case)

spoonfeeding sissys', ( I don't know which one had more fun?)
sunlit catnaps,:)
bathtub chubbies,
grad parties,
chocolate ice-cream (no comment!),

special grandpas', (love makes the world go round...... and round, and round.....)
SWINGSETS!!! ( How could we live without those?),
and last of all, swimming buddies, (who also happen to be excellent splashers and dunkers. :P What a coincidence!)
"Skipping down the cobblestones, lookin' for fun and feelin' groovy.
La, la, la laaa laa la la. Feelin' groovy....."

This is just a peek of my summer, thus far! I haven't had time to load all the millions of snapshots that I would love to show. I am catching up slowly, but surely.... so please have patience- the rest will be shown. Ah, so many great memories, so little time.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Poems and Ponderings

I pray this from a sister's perspective.

A Mother’s Prayer

Oh, give me patience when tiny hands
Tug at me with their small demands
And give me gentle, smiling eyes;
Keep my lips from sharp replies.
Let not fatigue, confusion or noise
Obscure my vision of life’s fleeting joys
So when, years later, my house is still-
No bitter memories it’s room may fill.

Sometimes fatigue, ( fatigue? I am Never fatigued. Ha.) confusion, and noise (Did I say sometimes and noise in the same breath?) overcome my desire to follow my Lord's commands to joy in His service. Today has been that sorta day..........ahhhhhh.

This is when I need to review this prayer and meditate on I Thess 5:16-18
"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all things for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
Alleluia, Amen.
I sometimes ponder that I probably won't live here always, I hope to have a home and family of my own. I know I will miss the constant hum of six-year-old-and-under voices, the nightly and daily hugs from little arms, the interesting questions (Lizzie has at least a million stored in that brain of hers) that spill out, and all the other wonderful things that make life pop here at our house. I am so blessed to be the oldest of six children. Thank you, Lord.