I t cracks me up how when kids just aren't tired they'll fight you and fight you during nap time but when they're tired... well they're
Yesterday was a terribly rough day,
the kids were at each other's throats.
Finally at about 7:30p we just separated them and the boys watched Cars upstairs and
Sweet Pea watched a princess movie of sorts downstairs.
It's is such a blessing to see them playing nice together today. Don't get me wrong -
there has been tears already today but it's just a better day over-all.
I layed down this little rascal and gave him a book to look at while
I went downstairs to start some laundry and he fell asleep.
I couldn't resist taking some pictures.
Often, I'll take a nap when the kids do but since he was already asleep -
I snapped some pictures and snuck out of the room so I
could have some Mama Time.... so I'm blogging/facebooking/and emailing my mama and sis,
working on my menu and grocery list as well as listening to
Praise and Worship music.
I'm so much more effective of a mama if I can have a moment to breathe.
If not - I'm. a. dud.
Speaking of duds...
our 5 little eggs that our mama hen was trying to hatch out were all duds.
Insert sad face here.
There is a way that you can check eggs to see if there is a baby growing in them -
it involves it being dark in the room you are in or just do it during nighttime like we did,
then you hold a flashlight up to the egg and if it is bad you'll see a dark ring around the bottom and no baby chick inside. If it is good - you'll see a baby chick moving around or at least veins in the egg.
We were so bummed out but maybe we'll get some more and I'll keep y'all posted.
Wouldn't that of been amazing to see the baby inside!!!?
It is amazing to me, how through just about everything through my day - the Lord speaks to me...
It's funny yesterday, my husband was getting frustrated with me - I forgot to water the lawn and I was supposed to go and take these eggs from the mama chicken and get her movin' out of the chicken house and maybe block it off so she wouldn't be able to go lay in her spot anymore... this would get her out of this wanting to be in "mama mode" and that would get her to start laying eggs again... anyhow, I had forgot and he was teasing me - telling me I was "On strike" which he knows, I just forgot and that's okay - he was just teasing me and we were teasing each other back and forth...
But still it made me remember about not being a dud - the words that first came to mind were:
God is the only one who can bring real joyful LIFE to this body.
Only He can put that yearning in your heart, soul and mind to LIVE!
He is the only reason for Living - all else will undoubtedly fall short...
This is what the Sovereign LORD says to these bones: I will make breathenter you, and you will come to life.
C ould you imagine getting a real tangible letter from God? A letter, addressed to you, with your name on it.
I bet it would glow.
Don't you think?
A real luminous glow because if he touched it,
it would probably be glowing right?
Then maybe you would start glowing, too... right?
I don't know, maybe.
Anyhow, if you were to get a letter from God -
what do you think it would say?
Well... here's a hint.
We all have letters from God.
Real. Definite. Living Letters.
and this is what they say...
You may not know me,
but I know everything about you.
I know when you sit down and when you rise up.
I am familiar with all your ways.
Even the very hairs on your head are numbered.
For you were made in my image.
In me you live and move and have your being.
For you are my offspring.
I knew you even before you were conceived.
I chose you when I planned creation.
You were not a mistake,
for all your days are written in my book.
I determined the exact time of your birth
and where you would live.
You are fearfully and wonderfully made.
I knit you together in your mother’s womb.
And brought you forth on the day you were born.
I have been misrepresented
by those who don’t know me.
I am not distant and angry,
but am the complete expression of love.
1 John 4:16
And it is my desire to lavish my love on you.
1 John 3:1
Simply because you are my child
and I am your Father.
1 John 3:1
I offer you more than your earthly father ever could.
For I am the perfect father.
Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand.
For I am your provider and I meet all your needs.
My plan for your future has always been filled with hope.
Because I love you with an everlasting love.
My thoughts toward you are countless
as the sand on the seashore.
And I rejoice over you with singing.
I will never stop doing good to you.
For you are my treasured possession.
I desire to establish you
with all my heart and all my soul.
And I want to show you great and marvelous things.
If you seek me with all your heart,
you will find me.
Delight in me and I will give you
the desires of your heart.
For it is I who gave you those desires.
I am able to do more for you
than you could possibly imagine.
For I am your greatest encourager.
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
I am also the Father who comforts you
in all your troubles.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4
When you are brokenhearted,
I am close to you.
As a shepherd carries a lamb,
I have carried you close to my heart.
One day I will wipe away
every tear from your eyes.
And I’ll take away all the pain
you have suffered on this earth.
I am your Father, and I love you
even as I love my son, Jesus.
For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed.
He is the exact representation of my being.
He came to demonstrate that I am for you,
not against you.
And to tell you that I am not counting your sins.
2 Corinthians 5:18-19
Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled.
2 Corinthians 5:18-19
His death was the ultimate expression
of my love for you.
1 John 4:10
I gave up everything I loved
that I might gain your love.
If you receive the gift of my son Jesus,
you receive me.
1 John 2:23
And nothing will ever separate you
from my love again.
Come home and I’ll throw the biggest party
heaven has ever seen.
I have always been Father,
and will always be Father.
My question is…
Will you be my child?
I am waiting for you.
Love, Your Dad
Thank you, Farmgirl Paints for sharing this beautiful compilation with us that your mother sent to you. It is most precious and lovely - I adore it so. My prayers are with you and your family as you make your way to your new home.
I'm quite sure but I think I've already posted this picture before but I can't get over how similar it is to our space that I'm thinking of for a banquette as our space is also surrounded my windows just like this one.
Oooooh. That old-fashioned fisherman's light fixture is calling my name.
...wonder if I could buy one of those off Ebay for ooober cheap.
Now all I have to do is figure out who can build me one of these beautiful banquettes...