Thursday, February 25, 2010

one step at a time


i love this smile! it makes me laugh!
Christian has begun to take steps without holding on to anything. many times he ends up on his rear, but yesterday he took a step and managed to regain his balance and then decided to sit down carefully and just crawl. funny boy.

i'm sure he will be getting the hang of it all soon enough. until then, it's just one step at a time for all of us.

we're still waiting to hear which project Penta will put Nick on once they finish up at the airport. until then, he is more than busy trying to wrap things up and meet the last few mile stones. just like Christian, one step at a time. :)

i recently hung some of Isaac's art work on the wall in the stair hall (is that what it's called?) i would put up a photo but i didn't get some of them hung at the right height, so i need to fix that before i put it on here for all the world to see.

with the many days soft rain we've been having lately (usually we get a day of beating downpour & that's it) the mountains surrounding the valley have beautiful snow tops. kind of fun to be walking outside in a t-shirt & see snow in the distance.

last night at church, Pastor Andy talked about love. God's love. & i was met with a convicting truth. do i love others with a Christ like humble love? specifically, do i love my boys with a self sacrificing HUMBLE love? yes, i would lay down my life for them, & i would do anything & everything in my power to take care of them. but do they see love in all of my actions? when i discipline them, do they see me loving them? when it's the end of the day & we are all tired and a little cranky, do they see love in my attitude? when i have a dozen things to do & they are demanding my attention, can they see i love them? not saying i have to drop everything and focus only on them all throughout the day, because i still have responsibilities i have to take care of for the good of our family (things like cooking, and a small amount of cleaning). and in no way do i want them to think that their sin is ok (love doesn't deceive someone in that way & love doesn't contradict God's Word). but humility needs to be wrapped up in all of that. i am their mother, and they have been placed under my care for me to raise them and train them up in the ways of the Lord. but, i am a sinner just as they are. i deserve an eternity in hell due to my sin, but i have been redeemed by my self-sacrificing, humble, loving Father. may i show that same love to my children.

1 Timothy 1:5 "But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith."

1 comment:

  1. Love your words about mothering..so important to keep my eyes focused on that. And WOW, Christian--what a stud! That cute smile is so hilarious...we'll be praying for your next assignment! *hugs*

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