Friday, January 20, 2012

Thank you...

That I get to stay at home with my boys, just being with them, watching them grow and learn about the world around them. I love my special snack times with Joey when the younger two are asleep and I have the privelidge of hearing all the secrets of life at preschool. I love when Joey's at school and I get some rare one on one time for a monster truck race with Ian while O takes a morning catnap. I love seeing them imagine and fight and rescue and conquer playing out the good and evil in all their toys and action figures.

Thank you for my husband. Though quite imperfect like myself, he has a heart for God that is hard to find these days. We keep no secrets, though it hasn't always been this way. We started out as two pretty selfish people, both of us really not having a clue as to what a loving marriage was. But the amazing thing is that when you have Christ at the center of your marriage, there is nothing that cannot be overcome. For when we ask God to search our hearts and confess any wrong-doing, he is faithful to forgive and remove from us anything in us that is not of Him.  As long as we continue to do that, our hearts will remain soft toward each other, to God, and to others. This is not an overnight fix but an ongoing process.  I am so excited that I get to experience this life-long journey with Joe. If he was ever not with me anymore I believe my heart would just stop beating.

Thank you for Ian's encopresis.  I know it sounds weird to say that but i am finally at a place where i can appreciate life's inconveniences and struggles.  One because i know that i've prayed for him in faith, that God is working and healing him even though i can't see it at the moment.  And two because i know it is producing in me character, perseverance and a greater compassion for others going through similar things.  And three, Romans 8:28 says "And we know that in ALL THINGS God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."  SOMEHOW, this is for ian's benefit, and i just have to trust and wait in faith, and never stop rejoicing.

Thank you for family, for friends, for women who have gone before me, who really know where i'm at now and offer encouragement, insight, and most importantly, prayers.

Thank you God for my life, i have it so good.  Don't ever let me forget it.


  1. Is Joey's front tooth coming in?? I know this wasn't the point of this post but, I couldn't help but notice it (and I know how incredibly grateful you are for the blessings in your life).

    Also I love the picture of you taking a picture of Joe holding Oliver...your reflection in the mirror is pure love, joy, appreciate...basically the face that would be the visual representation of this post.


  2. Thank you for sharing your life, it is such a blessing to see you and Joe raising good kids and striving for a good and loving marriage. You are doing a wonderful job by the way. i really enjoy reading your blog it makes me smile and say Yes God keep them going keep them strong in their faith and walk with you. They are making the leaders of tomorrow.