Have you ever sat and looked at pictures of your great-great-great grandparents? Or smiled at a picture of your cherised great grandmother at 8 months old sitting in a patch of wildflowers? Or read a side of your family history traced back to 1790? I was blessed with each of these this weekend. One of my cousins is traveling over the U.S. and interviewing different family members and scanning all the old family pictures. Several of them got together this weekend about an hour away to scan some more pictures, and I went. I loved looking at all of them, and watching my grandmother and her sisters' expressions as they saw pictures of their loved ones from their youths long gone. Before my great grandmother died she had gone through the pictures with my aunt and written down who each person was. How thankful I am to her that she had the insight to do that, because otherwise all that knowledge would have been gone with her. It brought back tons of wonderful memories of me as an older child sitting with her on her bed and going through pictures. Of course, as a 13 year old I got tired of looking at all these really old pictures after a while. How I would love to sit on that bed with her again and hear her sweet voice as she tells me stories of each person. I wish I had taped those conversations back then, or sat and treasured them a little more. I am thankful for our special time together when we would sit and talk, just the 2 of us and for this weekend that brought all those memories back to me.
I am the mother of 4 crazy, fun, caring, loving, smart, silly, and compassionate boys. I am lucky enough to be on this wild roller coaster ride with my best friend. Join us as we continue on this never dull journey called parenthood...
Brandt is 9 years old, and is in 3rd grade. He is a typical eldest child. He is such a sweetheart, fabulous at sharing, and mature beyond his years. He is incredibly intelligent and a perfectionist. He takes such great care of his brothers. He absolutely loves babies, and can not pass one without talking to it. He loves reading, baseball, and jogging with his daddy.
Brayden is 7 and in 2nd grade. He is really reading well and gets very proud of himself when he learns something new. He has had a terrible time with ear infections. As a result has had 6 ear surgeries to date, with a possible 7th in his future. He is our sunshine and thunderstorm. He is so warm and caring, but if gets upset you better watch out!
Bryson is 6 and so full of life. He is in Kindergarten, and really excelling. He has a zest and joy about everything he does. He is our family comedian and has us constantly cracking up. He is obsessed with baseball, football, or any sport really. He played t-ball and flag football this year. He is extremely tough, and very rarely cries even when he is hurt.
Brennan is 3 and the caboose to our train. He loves baseball and football...really any sport. He is in preschool 2 days a week and hangs out with momma the other 3 days. He thinks he is just as big as the other boys. He is still super affectionate, which I LOVE. Hard to believe he is approaching his 4th birthday already.
The purpose of Christianity is not to avoid difficulty, but to produce a character adequate to meet it when it comes. It does not make life easy; rather it tries to make us great enough for life. ~James Christensen
Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from Him. Psalms 127:3
The days are long, but the years are short!
"Worry does not empty tomorrow of sorrows; it empties today of strength." Corrie ten Boom