Quote from "Stepping Heavenward" by Mrs. E. Prentiss

"She says I shall now have one mouth more to fill and two feet the more to shoe, more disturbed nights, more laborious days, and less leisure or visiting, reading, music and drawing.

Well! This is one side of the story, to be sure, but I look at the other.

Here is a sweet, fragrant mouth to kiss; here are two more feet to make music with their pattering about my nursery. Here is a soul to train for God; and the body in which dwells is worthy of all it will cost, since it is the abode of a kingly tenant. I may see less of friends, but I have gained one dearer than them all, to whom, while I minister in Christ's name, I make a willing sacrifice of what little leisure for my own recreation my other dear darlings had left me. Yes, my precious baby, you are welcome to her time, her strength, her health, her tenderest cares, to her lifelong prayers! Oh, how rich I am, how truly, wondrously blest!"

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

A Month of Thankfulness

Thought I'd add my face book posts here for my month of thankfulness for my kiddos who might have missed it.

Thankfulness day 1 and 2: Thankful for friends and family. Thankful for the freedoms we have daily in the Lord.

Day 3:  Today I am thankful for an extra hour of sleep. (Apologies to my hubby and Cindy who had to work an extra hour last night, but it was wonderful!)

Day 4:  Thankful today for my Cindy! what a blessing she has been and continues to be. Worked hard all night and still showed up at lunch for our Bible study, and even invited us over for dinner tonight. Love my girl!
Thankful for my son-in-love too!

Day 5:  Today I am thankful for John Russell! We prayed like Hannah for the Lord to bless us with another child and He was gracious to us. Thankful for the young man he has become, the goals he is working to accomplish, and his love for the Lord. I am a blessed mama indeed!

Day 6: 
Today I am thankful for my Nicholas. He began as the biggest baby at 8# 4oz (until Christopher came along), and then believe it or not was the tiniest fella growing up. You wouldn't know it now when you see him! He is my quietest fella, yet has the strongest will. When he was little fella, I worried I may break his will instead of shape it. So my prayer has always been that his strong will be used for His glory, and thankfully he does have a heart for the things of God. He is a great help to his Dad in the carpentry business and we are so thankful that the Lord blessed us with him 18+ years ago.

Day 7:  Today I am thankful for Timothy! Every home needs a Timothy to make them laugh (it really is great medicine). We love the young man he has become, his kindness towards others, his love for the Lord, and his love for life. Thankful for our Timothy!

Day 8:   Today I am thankful for our miracle baby Praise. Thankful for all the help she generously offers, her sweet spirit, and her love for books. May she continue to grow in the Lord this coming year. Thankful for her name that reminds us to praise the Lord from Whom all blessings flow.
Day 9:  Thankful for my Michael! He came into the world going transverse during labor which ended my midwife assisted birth and turned it into a c-section, and he has beat to his own drum ever since! Thankful for his "get it done" personality that will do chores and school early, his love for cooking, and his helpfulness. It's a joy to be his mom!

Day 10:  Today I am thankful for my sweet Emily Ruth. She may be growing up, but she is still a little snuggle bug when she is tired, she has a contagious joy about life, and she is sweet as sugar. Love my Emily.
Day 11:  Today I am thankful for my Christopher. He is all boy, yet still the baby. He wakes up loving life, yet doesn't mind hitting the hay at the end of the day. He is always happy and loves his older siblings and his nephew Jackson! Love my little fella.

 Today I am thankful for my handsome husband Rusty!    He was my high school sweetheart and I love him more everyday.  He is a hard-working man who loves his children.  Most of all I love how we still laugh a lot together.  Cannot believe it's been 28 years married and 31 years together!



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