I am not sure how you guys blog every day or every other!! I can't seem to find time. I think it has something to do with my total lack of organization and time management skills!! I did want to try to touch base though. School is in full swing and as a homeschool mom, I am not sure I have what it takes this year..so pray for me, or should I say pray for my kids!! Anyway, I will try to post later with some thoughts that have been stirring in my heart and needing a place to go. Till then I am hoping all of you who read have a great week!
This weekend Tyler's best friend turned 16 yrs old. They celebrated with a fun trip to Cedar Point Amusement park with their dads. It has amazed me how fast time goes by. Everyone always says it, but as I watch my son and his friends grow into young men it really hits home. To be honest, somedays it is really hard for me. I am so proud of my Ty Guy and the young man he is becoming, but I also long for those days when I was all he needed and life was about legos and starwars. For those of you reading who have not come to this point yet, be sure to take your time with your little ones and don't rush them onto the next stage in life. It will be here before quickly enough. Each stage is wonderful, but one step closer to them being out from under your wing. So cherish, cherish, cherish!!!
I just finished watching the Olympics closing ceremonies. I have to admit I watched more of the Olympics this time around than ever before. The fact that it was in China definitely drew me in. I watched tonight with mixed emotions. The grand scale of the performances, the beauty, the color, the synchronicity brought lots of wows in our room. The thought though that was on my mind as I sat there with Myranda, one of China's little beauties, was the bus trip to her orphanage during our trip to bring her home to America. The poverty we saw all around as we travelled down a broken up highway came to mind. The orphange we visited that lacked sufficient cooling in the heat of summer and heating in the dead of winter, The babies that were under nourished and under stimulated, not due to the lack of caring, but the lack of funding, all flashed through my mind. I also could not help but think of all those in China that are being persecuted or imprisoned presently for their stand to practice religious freedom. I watched the Olympics with a sense of pride as an American and as one who will forever be tied to the complex country of China. I pray for China that someday her people will not only be acknowledged for their excellence in showmanship and there progression to compete in the global market, but in their courage to stand for change of the mindset of a government that squelches some basic human freedoms.
Finally a second post! I guess this means that the blog is official!! For some strange reason this whole blogging thing has made me a little nervous. Anyway, now to the 'mundane' stuff...I went through the weekend realizing how great it is to spend special time with just one of the children. Not just for me, but for them. My daughter and I had the weekend together, just the two of us for the first time since we were blessed with her. She could not wait to "hang out with mommy!". It was very tiring, but fun. WE stayed up till midnight watching the Olympic Opening Ceremonies, which she loved. "Chinese!, Chinese!", she squealed over and over again and woke up the next morning ready to watch some more. We made cookies together for the first time, another highlight for her. She realized she was strong because she could stir cookie dough without flinging flour all over the place and I realized why I have not been making cookies for awhile (because I eat gobs of of dough and then eat the baked cookies!). She also realized she wants to get married and have babies! This came after attending her first baby shower. By the way, did I tell you she is not yet 4! She asks when her baby is going to come out of her belly and what her baby's name is. I told her she did not have a baby in her belly and would not for a long time, until she is big like mommy and married. She said she wanted to get married!!! Did I mention to you that I was tired?......
"Teach me your way O Lord and I will walk in your truth; give me an undevided heart that I may fear your name. I will praise you, O Lord my God with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever. For great is your love towards me; you have delivered me from the depths of the grave."