Monday, January 16, 2012

Happy Gotcha Day!

On this cold morning, I'm sitting in front of the fire with cofee in hand, listening to the clanging and banging of boys playing trains and the happy squeals of a little girl watching (fear not, it's not always this peaceful in my house!  At some point I'm sure to hear screaming and yelling about how that train is "mine" and to "give it back" but for now, it's calm : ).  However, on this particular morning, I'm remembering days when I longed for these sounds, days of feeling that I would never hear them in my house and a day when I finally came to a place where I could honestly say that if it never happened, my Lord would still be ALL I needed.  And then I remember that this was the day the Lord saw fit, for His glory, to answer that prayer and bless us with this tiny little baby.  I can still remember the events of the day and everything I did trying to get my mind off of the drive we would have to make to pick up our sweet baby boy.  I vividly remember walking up those stairs, into the room and seeing the back of that beautiful head for the first time.  As long as I live, I will never forget the first time he was placed in my arms and the extreme emotions that I felt, or the look on my husband's face the first time he held him in his arms.  Those are all memories that will stay wtih me as long as I live.  While they are all precious to me, the thing I never want to forget is the work the Lord did in my life through that process and everyday since becoming a mom.  The road was not an easy one, and still isn't for that matter, but the truths of who God is that were forever printed on my heart and mind were worth every minute; I wouldn't change a thing.  So this morning as I remember, I pray for those of you who wait and are unsure about what the future holds.  My hope for you is that you wouln't sit in a holding pattern waiting for something to happen, but that you would "fix your eyes on Jesus, the Author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.  For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart."  Hebrews 12:1-3 

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Birthday Boy

Happy Birthday, my sweet big boy!  I can't believe you're FOUR years old!  This year I've seen you grow and develop by leaps and bounds.  You are still the most energetic little boy I know!  You are kind, sweet, all boy, inquisitive, smart and most of all still an enthusiastic extrovert!  You love anything that has to do with people and always want to go, go, go (sometimes a good stretch for this introvert momma : ).  You love preschool and all of your new friends.  I hope this trend continues and that you continue to love school as you get older.

You are starting to understand when things are funny and trying to make jokes, which cracks your Mommy and Daddy up, especially when you start laughing and can't stop! You are so fun to be around that even the older kids at the playground look forward to you coming to play.

You still LOVE anything outside.  You're learning to ride a bike, how to pump your legs on the swing and how to do chores, like folding laundry.  They all seem like very big boy things to your mommy and some days I'm not sure I'm ready for all that. : )

You love to entertain anyone who's looking, but especially your brother and sister, who pretty much think you hung the moon.  They would follow you just about anywhere, I feel certain.

Knowing all of that and seeing your desire to know more about the Lord, my prayer for you this year is that the Lord would continue to give you a hunger to know about Him.  I also pray that He would use that new found knowledge to tug and pull your little heart to Him, giving you an understanding of your sin and the only one who can save you.  You are a special little boy and I pray that the Lord would use your enthusiasm and love of people as a tool to draw others to Himself one day.

Life would be so boring without you in it my little buddy!  Mommy and Daddy love you William Sawyer and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't thank the Lord for you!   
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