Enjoying my little ones...

So often, as I am caring for Yehoshua or Eliyahu, I marvel at how blessed we are by our children. They are so, so precious, and I just don't know where the last 2 years has gone... how could I be the mother of a 2-year-old, and how could my baby be 6 months old already?! I want to cherish every moment I have with them, whether it's nursing Eliyahu, playing a game with Yehoshua, making Eliyahu giggle, having a "conversation" with Yehoshua (who is just starting to talk!), or getting some sweet spontaneous kisses and hugs...

I have learned so much and grown so much since becoming a mom. I honestly never imagined how much my life was about to change when Yehoshua was born. I was probably just a little too confident, partly in reaction to most peoples' "horror stories" about how parenthood "really" was going to be. The horror stories didn't come true for me, but I did learn a whole lot, grow a whole lot, and mature a whole lot (and still am!!).

Yehoshua's innocence and sweetness makes me realise how often I harbor resentment, or hold back from being loving. When we take an homest look at our hearts, there's so often wickedness hiding there, disguised as piousness. I feel so unworthy and incapable of being a good mom to my little blessings... but I am also thankful for YHWH's goodness and grace. We're never worthy of the blessings He gives... but He blesses us abundantly in spite of our weaknesses.

Just a few thoughts from a Very Thankful Heart tonight. :) 

Yehoshua was entertaining Eliyahu this morning and I just had to take a picture! :)


Yes, children are such a wonderful blessing. While they like to test boundaries and have that nearly uncontrollable desire to explore and try new things, they are very sweet, naïve, and full of joy. Much of which they have gotten from the sweet example of their momma!

Children are not only a blessing, but a huge responsibility. We have very few years with them and always need to set our minds on the important things in life. Nurturing them in wholesome, healthy, and productive ways and not allowing the vices of the world into our homes is very important.

Keeping priorities in order is a constant task :D

Tammy, that's so beautiful.

Being a mother is a wonderful "school" for the mama to grow in Christian grace.

I am constantly amazed by how much I learn and how far I still have to go! :) Praise YHWH for His grace to us :)

Sweet pic of your boys! It a blessing to see how you enjoy your kids and want to raise them up for the Lord.

...and I especially liked that picture, too. I will be sad when Eliyahu outgrows that outfit! He's so cute in yellow! :)

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