Sunday, February 12, 2017

Sunday afternoon musings

I have been looking back over my blog. The memories, the joys, the sorrows and the all out laughter. When I read some posts, I literally, LOL. My children come running so I can read to them what funny thing they had done or said.   They love it.  I realize how much I have lost to the written word because I did not keep up with my blog. Those snapshots of our lives in those days are priceless.  What a treasure they are to look at and read again.  So I am truly inspired to try to dip my toes back into blogging.

Life has changed so much over the last few years.  We bought a house, had two kids become teenagers and gained a furry, silly beast we call Sammy. He is all dog and all kisses and bounciness. He is the eternal toddler that just doesn't talk.  Life is busy. I work part time at a preschool in the baby room. I occasionally still get baby fever but since a hysterectomy in 2011. it would take a miracle of Biblical proportion for that to happen. Then I will have a busy day at work and think "Thank you, Jesus I only have 3 kids". I love my job, well most days, LOL. The days we have all 6 babies poop multiple times, not so much. LOL.

Chris, at 16 is all teenager with hair on his lip and a deeper voice. That is a shock to so many because he is still undersized for his age. That being said, he has grown a LOT these last couple of years. He is barely shorter than I am and still has lots of growing ahead. I do believe he is going to beat all the naysayer predictions about how he wasn't even going to be 5 feet tall. He still has sensory issues but has learned to eat more foods and does try things from time to time. It is no longer that battle I talked about years ago. His faith remains strong and he is mature for his age, well most of the time. He does have his moments.  He is a typical teen with some typical teen attitudes.  He is a loving, compassionate young men showing signs of the awesome man he will be.

Hannah is still all girl, all glitz, and all glamor.  She still begs for makeup. We have said she can now wear a little lip gloss and on special occasions, a light blush.  She is 13 and proud of it. She shows still looks very much like a little girl but acts like a 13-year-old.  She has some mood swings and will say " I have no idea why I am crying". LOL. Puberty, my dear girl, puberty. She is faith-filled, fun loving and sweet. She has had some problems with being bullied but has handled it so well. We have worked with the school and powers that be and things are better. She has a gift for drama (who would have guessed) and loves to be in school plays. The girl can also run like the wind. The child has a gift of running. I am hoping this will be something she keeps up with over the next few years.

Jennifer, who used to insist on being called Jenny, went back to Jennifer. She at 10, is still full of joy and sunshine and laughter. She is still all little girl, dolls, rainbows, and make believe, just on a grander scale. Her compassion for others is unlike I have ever seen. She has a heart for the homeless, hurting, lost and lonely. She saves money to give to the homeless or missionaries or other causes that help people.  She struggles with tummy migraines and is very thin and petite. We struggle to keep weight on her because of the migraines. We have a few steps forward and a few steps back. She is in her last year of elementary school and that blows my mind.

Sammy, our fur baby is spoiled rotten. He is almost 3 and Mike is his favorite person but he knows how to get on my soft side.  He is a hyper, bouncy, loving dog. I am so glad we have him.

Mike only works one job now, praise God.  His job expanded enough that he could drop the extra jobs.

Over the last few years, we have had ups, downs, joys and sorrows but our faith has kept us strong.  We love our church we are in and we minister where we are, bloom where we are planted until God does something different.

I look at my old post and see the times that life was so hard and the times that the promises of God were so evident.

I have grown as a woman, as a wife, as a mother. I have far to go but yet I look back and see how far I have some and I can only say one thing........I owe it all to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. To God be the glory for the things that He has done.


Jennifer said...

It is so nice to read about all of you and I am so happy that you are back to blogging. I am sorry to hear Hannah has dealt with bullies but happy she has your support. Bless little Jennifer's heart for dealing with those tummy issues. Prayers to both of them. and my gosh how Chris has grown :)