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.
I’m on a sharing kick today. Here are the the names of my favorite preachers, in no particular order:
Mitch McGinnis (duh!) www.westminsterpca.blogspot.com
Burt Boykin www.communitypca.blogspot.com
Steve Brown www.keylife.org
Tim Keller http://www.redeemer2.com/resources/index.cfm?fuseaction=media
Bob Flayhart http://resources.christianity.com/default/ompc.aspx
You should really read the latest posting on Mitch’s blog (see his link to the right). Although I’ve never had cancer, nor had anyone extremely close to me develop cancer, I’ve never given much thought to the disease and all that it affects. I guess I’ve had the selfish attitude of “it hasn’t and won’t ever happen to me”, so I’ve remained comfortable with myself and with MY routine….living a life of “it’s all about ME“. After reading John Piper’s view on life and on what he’s learned in his battle with cancer, I realized how little I’ve cared….about the life of others and my own. What is the purpose of life? Only to love God and to enjoy him forever. How do I do this? By caring about the Gospel, sharing it with others, living it out in my own life, and ENJOYING the life God has given me. My eyes are open and I look back and see how I, too, have wasted so much despite the fact that I don’t have cancer as Piper does. He wrote such powerful words on the eve of his surgery. WOW! I bet you wanna read it now, huh? Click here to view it.
Random thought for the day:
I’ve already picked out the names of our future dogs (in no particular order):
Piper, Calvin, Edward(s), Packer, Tolkein, Spurg(eon), Knox…and of course, Luther