Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the Lord for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off."
When I wonder why things are happening the way they are, I go here. I find this to be one of the most encouraging passages in scripture!
Have a blessed Lord's Day!
After another half a day or so of throwing up, the little darling started to mend. Yesterday, he wasn't eating as much as usual, but he has begun to get his appetite back and is obviously feeling much better.
As you can see by this picture which was taken just yesterday, he is his usual jolly self. The funny thing is that even when sick, he finds a way to be happy. He'd smile even after a bout of the throwing up. I pray he is like this for many more years to come.
Here he is playing with his sister, Brenna. I do believe they will be fast friends when they are older:
And here, he is enjoying the attentions of Fiona. Both girls just adore him...might he be spoiled?
Thank you to those of you that sent up prayers for Liam. I am thankful that his illness lasted a very short time and that he did not suffer any ill effects from it.
Friday, October 26, 2007
As you can see, it is basically a catch-all. At the moment, my hubby has removed anything questionable for me and has given me free reign over what is left.
Here is my desk and sewing area(again, a catch-all):
So, here is my goal....by next Wednesday, I will have my table clear and usable. I will post pictures when done:-) By Saturday of next week, I will have my desk re-organized. I hope by doing this I will be motivated and able to keep to my goals.
I plan to work on other areas as well, because we have invited friends for Thanksgiving dinner and I have been very embarrassed to have company and be hospitable...I don't want to feel this way anymore! I don't want my daughters to feel ashamed and I want to be a good example to them, so that their homes wont get this bad.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
So I carted her off yesterday to her friend's house and she spent 1 and 1/2 hours knitting. She LOVED it and came home with two lovely little rows! I'm so proud of her and so pleased that she enjoyed it so much. I knit too, but am a beginner myself, so I have not felt capable of teaching her...this was quite a blessing.
Fiona was supposed to go back tonight for a second lesson, but this leads to the second portion of my post's title. Last night, after I got home from dropping Fiona off, my little Liam began throwing up! I'm not sure what started it. The girls have had colds..but no tummy upset that I know of. I am unaware of anyone with a tummy bug at church...but dear Little Man, just couldn't keep anything down.
I told Fiona that if he was still throwing up after noon, we would have to cancel going to her lesson tonight. Needless to say...she was not happy! But she understood and has a pretty good attitude about it.
Liam has been eating, but generally hasn't been able to keep it down. Last night and this morning, he would bring his milk right back up...but later this morning and now, he has kept down at least enough to get some sleep. Poor little dear! He was so pitiful last night, so tired and uncomfortable.
It is quite distressing to have my wee ones sick. I pray he will be feeling better very soon. I can here him stirring now, I just hope he will keep his meal down!
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
I am pleased to say that I am one of her companions and I am honored to share this award with her and all her friends! She has blessed me with the "You Make Me Smile" award:-) Thank you Fairmaiden!!
Of course, when given one of these awards, it seems that the proper thing to do is to pass it on to others that you want to share it with. And so....I must make that decision. Boy do I hate that! Well, here are my friends that I'd like to share it with....
Thanks gals for always being such lovely ladies...filling my days with joy and encouragement!
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
"O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;
To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.
Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.
Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.
My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:
When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.
Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.
My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me."
May all my dear readers and friends have a wonderful Lord's Day.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
He also has been going through the anxiety of being apart from me and it just tears me up to cause him distress. So, this was a big step for me. My parents were so wonderful in watching all three children and I knew they were perfectly capable of handling him...but I wasn't sure I was ready! I mean, this is my baby boy...we are so very close and bonded and I ache when I know he is upset.
But, I needed(and wanted) to be able to concentrate at the homeschool meeting and so...I took the chance. I fed him just before leaving him, and made sure to be home before he would need another feeding. And then I left....wow, talk about hard!
The ladies at my meeting were surprised to see me without him, and I was really feeling the emptiness. I never thought I'd care so much to be parted with my children. Now, I felt it with Fiona and Brenna too...but it was different this time. See, I wasn't successful nursing my girls, but I have been with Liam and we are very close..bonded. And I love to hold him and comfort him. So, my arms felt a bit empty.I think motherhood and the bond that develops between a mother and her nursling is amazing! God created such an amazing relationship, didn't he? Truly beautiful...and so very perfect. There is nothing like holding a warm little babe in your arms, nestled snugly to your chest. Ahhhh, I'm so thankful to be a mother!
"The sea its millions of waves is rocking, divine, hearing the loving seas, I'm rocking my child.
The wandering wind in the night is rocking the fields of wheat, hearing the loving winds, I'm rocking my child.
God the father his thousands of worlds is rocking without a sound. Feeling his hand in the shadows, I'm rocking my child."
Hug your little ones tonight and thank God for the blessing of motherhood...they will be grown sooner than we desire.
My week has been somewhat busy. Today was the first day that I didn't leave the house for some reason.
Monday, I needed to go get groceries and that always seems to take so much longer than I would like. But, the kids were good and we got home and I put in Pride and Prejudice after the girls went to bed and enjoyed some cocoa:-)
Tuesday, lessons were shortened and switched around, so that the girls could go to an art class put on by our homeschool group. It is called Meet the Masters and they will be learning about one artist each month. This time they were just introduced to the class and they made a portfolio for their artwork. Next month I will be co-teaching the lesson and we will be learning about Piet Mondrian. That ought to be fun and I can't wait to see my children's creations:-) The kids really had fun. After that we went home to have lunch with Daddy and then I took off to drop them at my parents so that I could attend a homeschool meeting. On a whim, I fed Liam and left him with my parents. I've never done that, since we are still nursing, but I thought I'd give it a try. He was great, but was really happy to be with me again(and I him).
Wednesday, I thought I was going to get to stay home, but realized that I'd forgotten a few things when shopping on Monday..sigh...That always seems to happen! So, in the afternoon, my brother came by to use my laundry machines and then he and I went to the store. My Dad took Fiona with him and I had Liam and Brenna. It was a fine afternoon, but I was glad to be home and sitting down for awhile:-)
Today, well, this has been an at-home day! I woke up with a murderous headache, but at least I didn't need to go anywhere. So, we did school and I washed laundry, dishes and just hung out about the house. It felt good to get things done...and the kids did much art today too. My Dad also came by and took Brenna out today...for several hours, so Fiona and Liam and I just enjoyed each other's company:-) Now, here I am, with all the kids in bed and I alone. Dan may have to work longer than normal:-( But, hopefully not!
Tomorrow and Saturday, we have birthday parties to attend. Friday, the girls will be going to a girlfriend's party..very girlie apparently:-) And on Saturday, Fiona is invited to a guy friends party. They will be going and playing miniture golf...should be very fun!
I'm looking forward to NOT running about...but I'm not anticipating that happening this weekend. I have a deep desire to be a homebody and I try very hard to do that...but life sometimes gives me other things to do. Thankfully, I don't do as much as some I know...I think I'd just fall apart!
Well, friends, I pray you are all doing well and having a glorious week!
Sunday, October 7, 2007
I pray that you have all had a blessed Lord's Day, full of peace and fruitful moments:-)
I just wanted to let you all know that I've added two new links on my "A Favorite" spot over on the sidebar. If you scroll down, you will find these additions. Both have lovely art work that are free printables(although they do sell some things too, but most is free). If you have children, I think that you will find these to be simple, whimsical fun and a wonderful addition to there imaginary play.
"I called upon the Lord in distress: the Lord answered me, and set me in a large place.
The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?"
"It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.
It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes."
"Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee.
O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth forever."
Have a blessed Lord's Day!
Friday, October 5, 2007
But, is it his love of reading or......
...his desire to eat them?
I'm leaning toward the desire to munch on the pages myself:-) I do hope though that this is just a foretaste of his love to read...like his mamma!
Hop on over and see what she has to say about the honesty of the Bible and giving honest prayers. Go here to see her post:-)
Sometimes being child-like in our prayers can be a good thing...they are often much more honest in their simplicity.
Thursday, October 4, 2007
I am truly blessed with a homeschool group that is willing to share their different resources. One of the dear ladies in our group lives on a property that has apple and pear trees. She invited us all this last Tuesday to her home to help with her apple harvest:-) With her generosity, we were blessed with a bountiful supply of apples...yummy!
Along with the apples, we had the great pleasure of fellowshipping with fellow homeschoolers. Fiona and Brenna knew pretty much all the other kids and I enjoyed chatting with many of the ladies from my group. It was fun watching the children run around on this large property having fun and exploring.
Fiona(although highly allergic) found an adorable kitten to play with and couldn't seem to keep from picking her up:-) Of course, by the end the afternoon, she was itchy and sneezy...but she sure loved getting to play with the kitten.As for me, I really had fun and I've already used some of the apples in my baking:-) Yesterday, I made a spur of the moment Apple-Coffee Cake....yummy! My hubby is looking forward to me making some Apple Butter...which I've never done, but there is a first time for everything and I have a recipe! I also plan on making an Apple Pie or two and maybe some Applesauce for Liam. I brought home quite a bunch:-0
In some ways, I'm sorry it is over...it was so much fun! But perhaps we will have the opportunity to do it again next year...who knows! If nothing else, I have a wonderful set of memories with my dear children that I will always remember and enjoy!