Thursday, August 18, 2011

At the end of the day

I think of these things:

Pear: "Mom, I want to have 4 kids. 1 boy, 1 girl, 1 more boy and 1 more girl. And the girls will be twins and the boys will be twins. And I will name them all fruits! One girl Orange, one boy Banana, and a girl Raspberry and a boy Huckleberry."

Jovie: "Mom. Mommy. Mommmm! Mommy." Me: What Jovie?" Jovie: "I love you." And then she grins. And I can't help but grin and say "I love you more!"

Pike: Walking around saying "Ma-ma, Mama, Ma-ma." Grabbing my leg and giving me a hug. And then when I pick him up, he says "Mmmmmm-uh!" Basically his way of giving a kiss and saying I love you.

In case you couldn't tell, I love my kids and I think they love me. Even though I am impatient at times. Sometimes I'm lazy. Sometimes I lash out and say something I regret. God's grace is big. I am still learning the whole mommy business. I am still learning this whole life business! Thank you God for your grace. Who am I to be blessed with such gifts?

Saturday, August 13, 2011

I want to be...

Soma Communities - Missional Community Profile - Tacoma, WA from Soma Communities on Vimeo.

This video inspired me. I want to BE the church. It's not about a Sunday service. It's not about singing songs. It's not about 5 people or 500 hundred people. This life, my life, is about serving Christ. About worshiping God through every aspect of my life. I want to live my life with purpose- to love people, to reach the lost, and to worship my God.

Thanks, Rebekah, for the link!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

What to do? I know what!

I just stumbled across this list and I think it's great! So many times I want to spend quality time with my kids and I just can't figure out what to do. Here are a hundred simple things that will make your toddlers giddy. I'm looking forward to tomorrow!