Thursday, May 13, 2010


It's been almost two months since I have blogged--geez how time flies. Right now I am currently watching the little one take his lego car set to the living room. I don't know what he would do if we didn't have wood floors where everything just slides around. I'm sure the amount of toys that make it to the living room would decrease significantly!! Oh well, more for me to clean at a later time.

This evening I received a text from my sister about the sizes of her two young boys ages 18 mos and 2 mos. Yes, they are 16 months apart, but she wouldn't have it any other way. Anyway, I went to the journals I keep of my boys to text back their sizes at two months. Both boys were playing in my room after their baths at the time and Ryan asked me what they were. I explained to him they were journals, one for each boy. He opened to the first page and began to read, "Dear Ryan...." That's about all he could read since he can't read cursive just yet. He asked me to read it to him. I could barely get through the first page without crying. Recounting the day I found out I was pregnant to the the moment of his birth was overwhelming. It is such a miracle to carry a healthy pregnancy and deliver such a beautiful child. There are days lately when he just exhausts me, but I am so very blessed by the good Lord above to have been given this child to raise on earth.

Alex has really hit the terrible twos. He likes to scream A LOT, especially when he doesn't get his way. He has been know lately to throw himself on the floor to kick and yell for about 30 seconds. By that point he realizes I am not going to give in to him and he gives it up. It's quite amusing to watch him lift his head to see if I'm looking at him, I guess to check if he needs to continue.

I'm reading a new book, on my iPhone of course, called "I Will Carry You" by Angie Smith. Her husband is one of the singers of the Christian group Selah. Anyway, a few years ago she lost a baby that had genetic problems that made it incompatible with life. Her strength as a woman and a Christian are so amazing.

I could only hope to be half as strong as she was when this happened or at any point in my life for that matter. With the passing of Dr. Guiler things were truly put in to perspective even more. He was such a gentle spirit and a strong Christian man. But none of that matters unless you are right with the wonderful God in heaven. His life, and even more so in death has given so many of us, including myself, inspiration to live such a more Christ filled life. If I can leave just part of the legacy to my children as he did his, I will have done well.

I hope this post finds you all happy and healthy. Only two more weeks of school left for Ryan and it's summer vacation. He can hardly wait. Me too!!!

Love to you all