Red Sox? Our friends, Chrissy and Chad (well, just Chad, really), love the Red Sox and managed to find the opportune time to put this cap on Andrew’s head. We’re trying to work it out to go to Atlanta to see the Braves spank the Red Sox in the summer…..I’m definite we’ll have bought him a Braves outfit by then. I’ll be sure to post a picture of that!
I realize that some readers of my blog may tire of always tuning in to see or read another posting about my children but motherhood is my life right now and I am enjoying this season so much. There are times when I gaze in Andrew and Luke’s eyes and am overwhelmed with such love in my heart for them. I can’t gather the words to express my thoughts. I found this quote by Elisabeth Prentiss, on the birth of her children, which I find helpful in explaining my heart:
Here is a sweet, fragrant mouth to kiss; here are two more feet to make music with their pattering about my nursery. Here is a soul to train for God; and the body in which it dwells is worthy all it will cost, since it is the abode of a kingly tenant. I may see less of friends, but I have gained one dearer than them all, to whom, while I minister in God’s name, I will make a willing sacrifice of what little leisure for my own recreation my other darlings had left me. Yes, my precious baby, you are welcome to your mother’s heart, welcome to her time, her strength, her health, her tenderest cares, her life-long prayers! Oh, how rich I am, how truly, how wondrously blest!
What an honor to be a mother. How thankful I am that God chose to give me such blessings.
Luke and I accompanied Andrew on his class field trip to Publix this morning. There, he saw the deli slice meat and cheese, learned how the bakery decorates cakes, watched the butcher cut meat with a metal glove, touched a live lobster, tasted fresh pineapple, and waved at the pharmacist as she counted pills. Since he was so excited about touching the lobster, we came home and downloaded/printed a lobster coloring sheet off the Internet. He and I sat in the floor coloring and talking about that lobster for what seemed like forever! What a memory! Here is the finished masterpiece.