How crazy is this! This blog has been asleep. Have I awakened a giant?
....compared to her, I see the world through completely different eyes. She looks out the window with unstained eyes. She is seeking....something. Something to 'wow' her. Truly, she is used to someone pointing to a tree, a bird anything that will catch her eye, or the weather!
I stand there too and try to see her perspective. What does she see that I don't? Movement and stillness.
I have to be still and know that He is God. I have to take the moments I am awakened at night and meet with my Maker. When I think of that awesome responsibility I am overwhelmed and prompted into prayer and time with Him. Those are life changing moments. At times those are difficult moments because I do love my sleep, but the next day I physically sense that I am being carried because He called me to pray. Then I am still....
There are countless moments in life that create joy. This of course all depends on how we view joy! Where does our joy come from. Is it dependant in situations, the everyday of life that is one moment full of laughter and the other tears. If I allow Christ to be the fullness of my joy the roller coaster that can come won't rule me. I need joy....
"Shout aloud and sing for joy" Isaiah 12:6
I write this post simply to thank my sister (in law). She is a woman of courage and what we have shared is a combined family life! We did not choose one another (not many choose in laws!!??) God did, however we are blessed to have children that love one another and have precious moments of laughter and fun. We share our love for enjoying a great cup of coffee and wonderful conversation. There is more I could share, but for now, I just want to thank her for listening to me and being an example of a mother that truly loves her children. Today I thank you sister and for the joyful moments we have shared and will continue to share!!
Taking his moment! He too has a soft spot for horses as his sisters do!
Beginning each day with a renewed focus drives me to be creatively intentional and a more prepared mother.
I have a revised new goal. Somewhat humerous when I think about it! A one on one each day with all five. Katie, that one is easy. She is with me all the time it seems! For the others JK-Grade Seven I must be available for them. There is no set time to meet, just an order of age. Meet and greet if you will!!? I explain my intention to each one. I said just how much I wanted to be with them, help them and then prayed with each one alone and just love them.
The humour is that I am at home and I have always had time with each child, but somehow this is different. They have claimed their window of time and it is...working!? It is not perfect, but I am going through the schoolwork and observing what they have been working on, walking them through the curves and valleys as best I can. Sure it takes all day sometimes. But count me in...
As our little baby turns one I have been thrown into a whirlpool of reflection. I remember waiting on the Lord for the arrival of our baby, now we know all along Katie was growing inside of me. It is these very feet that I felt kick and move about! I have a thing with baby feet and I marvel at the intricate and creative God we have that ordained her life to be now for His glory. My prayer as she turns one as a mother to her daughter is this:
May you be the very daughter God has called you to be today and always. May the Lord grant you wisdom as you build your house, raise your children and bless and serve your husband if this is God's will for you. May you serve with open arms those in need and carry with you the gospel to those God leads you to. Whatver you do, do it for the glory of God. Bless you my dear daughter (that is what my mom has always said to her daughters!!)
I adore you Katie and I am so blessed because of your very presence in this world. Wow!
As I think of a few of my favourite moments with my daughters I am not sure where to begin. Recently, Samantha and I took a walk together and literally she would run, hold my hand, climb, run again, hold my hand and just smile. Sometimes I forget the small things are grand, for both of us! I loved watching her scurry up a rock and stand tall and proclaim this moment for herself! I challenged her to go down the steep slope while I took the easier route (camera in hand you know!!) Moments. I could see her radiate and I felt a sense of closeness, a bond I treasure.
Mothers, take your daughters with you on this journey of life. Small is grand!
I am a follower of Christ. I am a sinner saved by grace. The gospel message is the heart of our home and my desire is to live for Christ, only through His strength!
Joyfully married for fifteen years to my meat lovin' husband (in the meat business!!) and have five wonderful children. Two boys, three girls ranging from Twelve to a lively one year old!
Photograhic journaling is a passion. Therefore the blog world is a unique form of communication that inspires me to write my heart out!
This blog is dedicated to all mothers and daughters. It is an expression of my heart to raise daughters and be a mother that will walk this journey of life with God as our guide and the imprint of His word on our hearts.
To my girls, these are moments for you.
Let's walk this life side by side and along the way encourage, inspire and ignite a passion to express biblical femininity that glorifies the Lord!