Tuesday, July 31, 2007
This mother does not even know her child. She works and probably carts him off to day care every day and then picks him up a few hours before his bed time. How utterly sad I found her statement to be. To not even know your own child that had been given to you by God. Our Heavenly Father has given us these children to raise for Him, and some of us do not know our children. We only have 18 years to make an impression on these little people. We only have a few short years where we can hold and kiss them. We can not cuddle an 8 yr. old like we can a wee baby. When our children our 30, we can go back and relive those precious years of their childhood. We only get the chance to see it once. We only get a chance to kiss a scraped knee so many times before they are big enough to handle the pain. We only have one shot at being a parent. We only have one lifetime to know our children.
I am brave enough to to stay home with my children. I am brave enough to have them not like me when they must be punished. I am brave enough to love them until my heart breaks. God also loves us so much that his heart was broken once. He sacrificed His own Son to pay for all of our sins. His Son Jesus paid for all of the times that we do not love our children, for the times when we do not want to know them, for all of the times that we do not want to do our jobs. All of these sins were paid for with Jesus blood on the cross. Not only the sins I mentioned but every sin ever committed upon this earth that God made. Deo Gratias Thanks Be To God.
Saturday, July 28, 2007
The hen (me), Jacki (not on loopers but a LCMS homeschooler), Andrea , ~Diane , and Julee >):o)
Here are all of the children that were present. They ran, laughed, talked, played with kittens, did skits, and everything else that children are supposed to do. It was great to watch them make new friends.
Monday, July 23, 2007
Yuck! They still taste wonderful after you cut the awful bottoms off. I guess none of these guys will be going to our county fair.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
I also have a very simple sewing machine 2 stitches. One 4-H girl in our group laughed at it. You know, that is just fine because I have made some really cute things with this little machine. Even this cute little flower girl dress two years ago. This was when little chick #3 was only three years old and was the flower girl for one of my close friends wedding.
Monday, July 16, 2007
Chick # 1 making a leap into the pool from the board.
Chick #2 is getting reading to jump in. I could not get my timing down to get a good photo of him. Either he runs in our he swaggers up to the end then leaps in a way only a boy could. Cannon ball style
Chick #4 just because he looks so darn cute with these little goggles on. He hardly puts his head under but he loves to wear the goggles.
This photo was taken on Saturday, the Rooster birthday. He had to work over time so we meet him in town and went out to lunch. After we enjoyed some wonderful pizza we headed over to the zoo. Don't you think that it is fitting that the little chicks are "hatching" out of an egg.
Friday, July 13, 2007
Monday, July 02, 2007
One of reasons for this happening was because of softball and baseball. We were running to games about three to four times a week. We had to many suckers and a lot of sunflower seed but it was fun.
Chick #1 got the chance to be pitcher. She was hoping all season that the coach would give her a chance and he finally did in the last season game. Then she got a chance to try again during their tournament and she ended up striking someone out.
Here is chick #4 at our last ball game. His big brother is on third base and is getting ready to try to run to home.
It was also the rooster and my anniversary. He always buys me roses on our anniversary, so far we have 12 years down hopefully many more to go.