I remember growing up how intimidating little boys were. Loud, active and at least in my experience, obnoxious, I really didn’t enjoy being around them very much.
Being an only child, I was never around little boys too much, only at school or daycare.
How wonderful that the Lord has given me five little fellas of my own, and shown me what a blessing a son (or sons) in my case, can be. I’m so proud of each of them. Paul tells them all the time they are his “acorns”….some of our acorns are beginning to grow larger and he often reminds them that one day they will be huge oak trees with roots and branches that will stretch out over time and land.
I’m a very blessed Mom. (For having my daughters, as well!)
It is a very humbling thought to know you are forming what these men will be when they are older. Even more so, to know they will grow and lead their own families one day and you are building that foundation for them now.
It is so important we look to the Lord for everything…instruction, guidance and wisdom. Generations we can’t imagine will be influenced by our actions today.
This morning finds me up at around 4 in the morning. Paul has been getting up a little earlier to work on some computer projects he has doing and so this morning I decided to get up earlier and get a start on my day.
We have a couple of appointments later this afternoon and I needed time to stay on top of the projects I have been working on…so here I am. I know this is the time when most would drink a cup of coffee…I used to enjoy a morning glass of Coke, myself, but I’m trying to be good and I’ve got to tell you, this water in the morning just does not give you the “kick” you need to get started. I guess I should have went to bed earlier! : )
Please continue to pray for my Mom’s back.
Remember to pray for our government.
A group of ladies that I am speaking to tonight…that God would use me to minister to them.
Today I’m Thankful For
All of the Fall things in stores right now…one more reminder that Fall is coming!!!!!
My children who are always willing to help when I need them.
An early start this morning.
Time spent with my husband last evening.
Little board books I found at the thrift store for Emma! They were in such great shape, I brought them home, wiped them down with a Clorox wipe and now they look brand new!
I’m not going to get very much done today on the Holiday Grand Plan….I am going to go ahead and ask Paul to print my return address labels for greeting cards. That will be one less thing to think about and I can have them in the mail the day after Thanksgiving (hopefully!).
What I’m Learning
O.K……you might want to pay attention. This is an update to my glowing review of the new “Head On” roller. I still love the stuff. I suffer from horrible headaches, almost daily, in the spring and fall and this thing gives almost instant relief.
With that said, I noticed earlier this week that my forehead is now peeling. I’m not sure what to think of this…it might warrant an internet search. Either way, I’m not sure if I want to continue using it as much as I was. I have enjoyed not having to have but 1 Tylenol over the last couple of months.
Today’s Scripture Meditation
2 Tim 1:7-10
“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord, or ashamed of me his prisoner. But join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God, who has saved us and called us to a holy life– not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.”