25 August 2014

1st Day of Preschool for Matthew

Today was Matthew's first day of preschool... it took some pretty direct questioning on my part, but here is his recap of the afternoon:

"I made a bridge for my truck and trailer.  It fitted.  It was just for me.  I hooked up my truck and tailer and hauled a car over the bridge.  Ms. Ranita read lots and lots of books.  I cried because I missed you.  I rode a 4-wheeler on the playground and it drove me.  I played puzzles, two of them.  They were animal puzzles.  I ate Goldfish and drank all my apple juice.  Me and my friends played with Play-Doh and they drank apple juice too.  That's all we have"

Matthew did cry when we left but his teacher reported that he recovered pretty quickly and he was fine for the rest of the afternoon.  Also, on the way home he got upset because he couldn't see his "pack-pack" (aka backpack) which made him think he left it at school... that also made him cry!  Once he realized it was next to him on the seat he was excited to show us the papers in his folder!  He also shared that he's excited to go back to school later this week!

Way to go Matthew!  You're one awesome little guy! 

19 August 2014

Matthew is 3!

Happy birthday sweet boy!  Meeting you was one of the best days of my entire life and I treasure every moment, kiss, smile and laugh that we share! You are a dream come true!!

01 August 2014

I was born for a purpose

Over the course of the last week I've found myself plumb, smack-dab, right-in-the-middle of a situation I didn't solicit.  As the events have unraveled over the span of about six days, at times I've been left feeling lost, helpless and more or less, mostly just plain confused.  Don't worry, it's not something major with the hubs or our kids, but it will likely affect us all to some degree at some point in our future.

It just feels odd to have been so completely blind-sided and the only thing I know to do is to ask God how he wants me to help make things better under the circumstances.  And even more than that, I know that I have to keep my heart wide open so I'm able to hear Him when he reveals what my role is supposed to be.  Even though I don't know the specifics of how things will play out, I do have faith that God will guide and equip me with knowledge and energy and above all, He will provide everything I need to do His work... whatever that may be!

Dear Lord,  I am your faithful servant...  I want to do Your work and abide by Your will.  I trust You to lovingly care for me, guide me and provide me with the tools I need to accomplish the tasks at hand.  Please help me to maintain an open mind and a willing heart and help me to share Your love, peace and forgiveness with others in my life.  In Your name I pray, Amen.