Thursday, December 10, 2009

My Baby's 8th Birthday

my baby turns 8.
I can't believe it.
From the moment he was born,
I didn't want to miss a minute with him.
I have to from time to time.
Just with day to day life and work.
But I have consciously,
From the moment I made the nurses drag over a mirror
so I could watch him come into this world,
I have wanted to savor and enjoy his life.
Jonah has always been a little different
than other children.
Or is it me?
Am I different with him,
knowing he was the last?
I've never disciplined him like I did the others.
I've never had to.
I can tell him not to do something and he does it.

He doesn't lie about it.
And usually
if I have to tell him something more than once,
with a little force,
it absolutely breaks his heart.
He cries and says,
"I'm so sorry mommy, I'm so sorry I was bad".
Breaks my heart!
OK, he's not perfect!

He will test me, just like other children,
But he has been an absolute joy to me.
I prayed over him before he was born
that he wouldn't rebel
and such as other children sometimes do.
That He would be different.
And God has answered my prayers.
Now let me say,
ALL my children are wonderful!
They each have such distinct personalities.

And when it's their birthday,
I will tell you what fabulous qualities they have!

I was looking at what pic I would post
and found several cute ones
from the last couple years that
I thought I would share of my sweet Jonah.

I hope you enjoy!


This morning before school with his frogs he's been wanting for MONTHS!

HE was sooooo excited!!!!

Jonah and our other big baby, Beau.

How hard is it for a kid not to be able to jump in?

Construction kit from last Christmas

Jonah came by after he got a haircut
to see me at my office.

The day Jonah picked out his clothes and dressed himself for school.
(one of my personal favorites)

Jonah with his friend Jake
at his birthday party at the bowling alley

Sweetie Pie

The day Jonah was baptised.

Tin Man at Church
(the one on the right is Jonah, LOL)

He carved this pumpkin himself.
He's so proud!

Me and my baby this year on July 4th.

His first trophy for baseball.
He was so proud!
And I am too!!!!

My baby and my baby!

So Happy Happy Happy Birthday Jonah!
I love you with ALL MY HEART!!!!

I love you forever....I like you for always...
as long as I'm livin'....
my baby you'll be.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Our son Joey

Church Camp Luau Summer 2008
Charlie, Joey, Isaac, Carla

Sorry I haven't been able to post like I promised.
This past weekend,
our 16 year old Joey (number 3 of 6) was
admitted to the Hospital
with Stroke Symptoms.
They still don't know what's going on at this point,
but running lots and lots of tests.
This his has definitely put things into perspective for me.
I was so worried about family drama,
trying to figure out how to buy Christmas
gifts for the kids,
work, etc.
Now none of that seems very important any more.
Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers.
May God Bless and Keep You.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Getting Ready for Christmas

Oh how I love Christmas!!!!
I'm listening to Christmas Music, sitting by a fire on a Bearskin rug in one of those beautiful, nice, wonderful super soft robes, sipping Hot Coco as we speak.....
OK, not really.
I'm still at work!
But that's what I'd be doing if I could!
I'm so sorry that I haven't blogged in a while.
I have had SOOOOOO much going on.
And so many pressures of daily life on me!
But I haven't forgotten you!
And I'll post some new pics in a few days.
Of Christmas Decorations!
When....I get them up!!!
But it's soon, I promise!!!
I really let Thanksgiving get by without telling you all what I'm thankful for!
It's so much that I don't have room to write it all!
My God amazes and astounds me daily!!!!
You know, I worry all the time.
I know it's a sin, but I do.
I worry about money,
I worry about my marriage
(even though it's wonderful),
I worry about my kids,
I worry about if my car's gonna break down,
and I worry if I'll still have my job tomorrow!
Because nothing in this world is assured.
But what I don't worry about,
what I have the most peace about.
Is regardless of my circumstances...
My God is the same!
He never changes.
And he's got my back!
There have been so many times in my life
that I didn't know how I was gonna make it.
He has always come through for me!
And I know he will this time....and the next time......
and every time after that!
I say it all the time...
I am so Blessed!