Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Lily Hope is 7!!!

I am in disbelief!

How can she be 7? It has been a great ride, these last 7 years!

Our eyes have been opened to a whole new world as Lily's ears were opened to a whole new LOUD world! :) She has changed so much in the last few years. She's become more confident, more outgoing, more independent (if that was possible), more beautiful and more sure of the little woman she is becoming! She has changed so much, but has so much remained the same!

We celebrated her day at Jump N Jive with many of her friends and classmates! It is always fun to see her interact with them and how they have adapted to her way of hearing them......like how they gently make sure she is looking at them when they speak to her. It is precious!

We love you, Lily! And celebrate YOU!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

My Valentines

"Sing to the Lord a new song, for He has done marvelous things!" Psalm 98:1

I have celebrated many Valentine's Days with Sean. Today, I'm more thankful for him than ever before! He is my friend and my help-mate. I love to hear him come in the door.....especially these days! He's my hero and rescues me everyday! It is fun walking in the promised land together! Love you, Babe!

Then, there is this boy, he kinda stole my heart...............he calls me mommy!

I don't know how it happened, but 4 years ago,
this little man came into my life. He stole my heart....right away! I've never fallen in love so fast before! He makes me laugh, he makes me scream, he makes me cry sweet tears of delight. He can't go to sleep without my hugs and kisses (on the head, of course, not the lips!) He cries when I get ready to go somewhere and frets about how long I'll be gone. He says, "I want to hold you", everyday...........and, today, I asked him if he'd be my valentine and he said, with this annoyed voice and shy look on his face (the one he gets when I kiss him in public)........"I guess"! Ugh! there goes my heart again.........

A mother of princesses HAS to feel like the Queen!

Lily Hope blesses my life! Everyday, I praise God for something amazing she is doing. SHE is just an answered prayer! Tomorrow is her 7th birthday and we can't believe the leaps and bounds she has grown. Not only physically, but emotionally, mentally and spiritually! She makes a FAST friend with everyone she meets.....really, everyone! Her eyes shine like diamonds and you can see straight to her precious soul! She is our joy and has taught us to hope.....without end!

Hanna Grace is a ray of sunshine! She just makes me smile......just for looking her way! Her laughter is infectious and always has a joke or a silly thing to say. I always tell her how lucky I am to be taking the funniest girl in the world home with me! Not only does she make me laugh, she also makes me feel so loved! She just knows when Mommy needs a hug. She is kind and caring and has a heart of gold. Her passion is to feed the world......man, woman, child AND animal! Her heart is like her Heavenly Father's. She will do something amazing with her days. I want to grow up to be just like her!

"Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admireable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy....think about such things" Phil. 4:8

This is Emma. She makes me so proud! Her love for life is apparent in all she does. She loves her friends and her family and truely enjoys the time spent just "hanging out"! She is graceful and lovely! She is the Princess in her Father's House. She knows who she is and Who's she is! I am forever in awe of this beauty we are raising up!

I am blessed beyond measure! I love Valentine's Day! It reminds me of love.....my favorite thing....and how much I am loved! It brings me to a place where I realize there is little love in this world anymore......and the love we do have, we are blessed to have. Today, I reflect on this.....a true love that is patient and kind, that does not envy and does not boost. It satisfies me. It is from God! And I cherish it with all my heart!