Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Shining Promises

How sweet the promises of the Father are...

"Those who sow in tears, shall reap with shouts of joy!  He who goes out weeping, bearing the seeds for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him."  Psalm 126:5-6

"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness, therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weakness, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.  For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weakness, insults, hardships, persecution, and calamities, for when I am weak, then, I am strong!" 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

"God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide a way of escape, that you may be able to endure it!" 1 Corinthians 10:13

"The Law of God does revive! Psalm 19:7
"God does lead us to springs of water!" Psalm 23:3
"God does show us the path of life!" Psalm 16:11
"Joy does come in the morning!" Psalm 30:5

"Lay aside very weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us!  Hebrews 12:1

When my tears come, when sad things happen, when old wounds are opened, when there seems to be no way out of the darkness, when things didn't turn out as I thought they would, when my heart is troubled, when my nights are sleepless, when the load seems too heavy to carry...

He reminds me of His promises...

They are balm to your soul, medicine for your diseases, peace to your heart, and joy everlasting!

The sun will shine always shine again...

Thanking the Lord for his promises today!!  

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Oh the places you'll go...

"Oh the places you'll go"
Dr. Suess

I can hardly believe just a few days ago my "little" boy turned 15 months! Has it really been that long?? Has he really been ours for 15 whole months?!? Time has flown by... Not a day goes by that I don't think about what he will become... What he loves... (favorite toys, things to say, and foods to eat!) Its been so fun to watch him grow... and grow he has!

My friend invited us to go with them to the Children's Museum... and it was a blast to say that least!! I watched Barrett march himself right into the building, just like a big boy, and upon entering he yelled, as loud as possible, for all to hear.... DAAAADAAAA!! haha! No Barrett, dada is at work...

Anyway, he proceeded to "run" (he is still learning that his head picks up more momentum than his feet at times!) all around! He couldn't believe there were so many cool things in one place... and he could touch them all! That was mama's favorite part too... I didn't have to tell him no over and over... i just let him run wild!!

It was so fun to watch his eyes light up in the bubble room because he thought that every bubble was a ball... he ran in circles yelling "ball, ball, ball!"
I loved watching him learn his confidence... usually by trying to stand on one foot... but he's getting it! He's realizing there are alot of things he can do by himself! I love being right next to him when he learns how to do something new... and he looks at me... and i clap and say, "Yeah!! You did it!" my heart smiles :)

Barrett's buddy Ty... they love each other! Ty is always giving Barrett hugs! So sweet! I love that Barrett is learning how to play with others.... we're working on the sharing thing! :)

Barrett has always loved to "drive the car." Occasionally Ray or I will let him sit on our laps in the driveway and turn the steering wheel and use the windshield wipers... He thought he was hot stuff doing it all by himself at the Children's Museum! He was turning that wheel as fast as he could!!

intermission: more hugs!!!
Now its time to turn one back!! haha! These boys went shopping in the market... it was so fun because they were able to pick up whatever they wanted!

Human Body Room~ I think I just might have a heart surgeon on my hands :) He loved taking the body apart... His favorite part was the heart... I think mainly because it looked like a ball! :)

The boy loved the "nanas" aka bananas at the market! He was yelling "cracker, nana.... and of coarse ball... for every apple, orange, and lemon was a ball! Thats my boy :)

Dog!!! Another one of Barrett's favorite words! He loved putting the dogs in the kennel and he even decided to drag one of the dogs with him around the museum for a bit! Slamming the kennel door was another highlight of this room!

The big chair~ My little boy in a HUGE chair! He was rolling around in it, jumping on it, sitting on it, laughing his head off!

Fire Truck~ Boys + trucks always = FUN :) He tried on the firman suit and had a little break in the fire truck eating some goldfish! You know fireman have to have energy to fight the fires!!

This is where we were both getting a little tired, but there was still the WHOLE upstairs... so we snuggled in the train room for a little rest and re-geared to head upstairs!

We had an amazingly wonderful afternoon! At the Children's Museum I swear you forget all your worries and you feel like a child again :) I ran after my boy, not wanting to miss one little thing he discovered! Sometimes I watched from farther away and other times I was right there holding his hand when he looked up with his big blue eyes and said, "is tha", which means, "What is that?" I would start to explain what it was and he would run off to the next thing or sometimes give me a puzzled look :) We made some pretty cool memories here...

We were not even out of the parking lots and little mans head rolled to the side and his heavy eyelids shut and I am sure he was dreaming of all the fun he had at the museum :) This will have to become a frequent afternoon outing!!

BEACH!! As long as the Barrett has come water and a ball he is happy :)
We enjoyed a fun morning at the beach with Aunt Betsy, Uncle Kyle, and Uncle Caleb a few
weeks ago! I love making memories with family... and it was extra special to have
Aunt Betsy with us!

my sister, my best friend <3

I can only imagine all the "other" places Barrett will go... the interests he will have... the memories he will make...
and for now I am going to soak up the fact that he loves to have his mama right there next to him!

Barrett Boy, you will go many places... I know the Lord has many incredible journeys for you to go on... praying for you everyday little one...! xoxo