Archive for March, 2013

I Notice You

..God..notices us. The things we do, activities in our lives, teaching of our children, interaction with our spouses (well for those who are married), interactions with our family members.  From the family aspect I know personally between joys and struggles there are days I wonder which one is going to win! Seriously, it is not the easiest job in the world to being a parent.  Especially when the trials seem to run effortlessly like rivers connecting to oceans.  One main question we often have is “Where is God in this?”  I ask that more often than not.  I don’t always get a response immediately. However God has his way of letting us know we are doing well, and He is watching over us.

A few months ago in January (2013) I had one of those ‘ah ha’ moments.

I was praying before the boys went to bed. I asked L (6) was there anything he wanted me to pray about for him. He answered with “my arm”. So I prayed for his arm. Healing, little scarring, put the meds on it and ended it. O (3 yo) said he knew something I could pray about for him. “What is that baby?” Him: “Mommy you can pray for my attitude”. I proceeded to pray about that. I feel blessed. Earlier in the day he’d gotten into trouble a few times for being a bit ugly but later told me “mommy I don’t have my attitude anymore”. I told him that was good and I was glad he was able to work through that. It may seem trivial now but if we are consistant and faithful we WILL see benefits. Nothing is ever too trivial to God, too small, or of non-importance.

I can’t say whether or not he’ll continue noticing his attitude or not, at 3 he is distracted easily and has much to learn as he grows.  However I gladly received that day as a gift from God.  It was as though he was letting me know ”Yes you are doing the right things.”  Thank you Lord. 🙂



I’ll be posting a few things that are a bit older but I wanted to remember later (thus taking a few statuses from FB).

Several months ago my ♥ just melted!! I had just the boys and myself for dinner. I took L boy to Kroger and he picked out salmon and peas. I added an herbed couscous. They wanted to help cook, so I gave them ‘tasks’ as they stood on each of their stools. Also let L wash a few cups and easy dishes as I tended to the meal. When he finished washing, he said, “Mommy it goes much quicker when you have help”. I told him I agreed and thanked them both. We ate our dinner, which he could not quit raving about the fish (he loves).

When I was washing dinner dishes, he said he needed to tell me a secret. I said “ok”.  He told me he had to tell me in my ear. It was THAT much of a secret. He pranced over, moved the hair out of my face and whispered, “when we move out and get our own place, me and O will help you cook all the time”. I almost squeezed the life out of him. hehehe. Thankful for sweet moments. ♥  These are the blessings that touch the heart, irreplaceable, and never forgotten.

Thank you Lord for everything you bring into our paths. Thank you for sweet moments with my children.  Thank you for blessing them in ways beyond what I am capable of.  Thank you for speaking into their hearts and lives at such a young age.  Thank you for your protection over their lives.  Thank you for keeping them close to you.  Thank you for giving them to me and trusting me as mother.  Such beautiful blessings.  Thank you for opening my eyes to the good things in our lives – and when the bad moments are here – you still prevail and make your presence known. Thank you for securing peace into our lives.