Friday, May 20, 2011

Its Friday!!! Whoo hoo!

G was invited to a Birthday party last weekend! Her fist adventure bowling. She wasnt too sure about it but ended up having a great time. She and Papa are a great team.(I get to be the journalist!)It was weird for me to see her with other little ones her age. She has come SO FAR in the past 11 months. I forget what typical 5 1/2 year olds are like though. It hurt for a brief moment but I am learning to capture all my thoughts. It has to be a new process for me given many situations I have found myself in lately. I HAVE to choose to throw the stinkin thinkin out and focus on Gods blessings, choose thankfulness in all of it.
I choose to be thankful for the little ring around my tub.
that adorable little one that loves bath time and splashing.
Its not dirt to be cleaned,
its a visible sign of fun,
being able to run and play
Outside(insert the sign for outside here!)
and get dirty!!!!!
I choose to smile when I see the fingerprints at the 2 1/2 ft height on the walls and trim. A year ago I hadnt even met the little one that they belong to..... and when I see the 6ft 2in boy/man towering over me each day I know that these little fingerprints will not be on the walls for long. All too soon it will be different.

I am thankful......
God sent me the most beautiful music to paint to,
(yes you are reading correctly! I am painting again!!!! I cleaned my creating place, drew all the next day, erased it ALL the second day, and started painting the third day.)
Back to what I was saying,
where was I???
Oh yes,
the mockingbirds and cardinals were serenading me,
I could barely hold back the tears
it was so beautiful.
He knows when I need a "God hug".
Please continue to pray for our family
and oldest daughter.

these last two pics are a hoot! This is something we play together to develop her hand strength. She wasnt able to do this in August without assistance. Now, not only does she put the snap beads together by herself but she matches the colors! I did NOT prompt her to do this. She picked one up, signed the color and found the other bead with the matching color. A few times she picked up a different color, started to put them together and told herself "no, yellow...." put down the bead she had and found another yellow one to match and so on. I just sat to the side and was dying laughing in my head. Really. It. cracked. me. up. I hope this isnt a sign that she will be a little OCD about things. It might be an adventure in kindergarten doing pattern games......giggle giggle......I can just see us now!!!!!NOOOOOO red doesnt go next!!!

Have a blessed weekend!
Look for God,
He is there in the Chaos.
Pause and be thankful,

Under His wings,


  1. Coming from Studio JRU...this was great! And I was laughing ---


  2. Thanks so much for your kind comment on my blog today. I truly appreciate it.

    What an inspiring blog you have. It's wonderful.

    Hope you are having a great weekend! :)

  3. What a beautiful post. Choosing to be thankful... so important. Yay for painting again. Would love to see your paintings! Your daughter is just precious. How wonderful that she is matching the colors!! So nice to meet you. So glad you joined us today! :)

  4. "Bath rings as a visible sign of fun..." what a beautiful way to look at this. I will never look at this the same way. lovely!

  5. Anna- stopping by from Studio JRU...such a warm and lovely post. I am smiling from ear to ear. :D Your daughter is a sweetheart, and you've got me cracking up on the OCD/color matching thing- ahhh they grow so fast- enjoy every minute. Nice to meet you!

  6. hi Anna- stopping by from Studio JRU... your post has me smiling from ear to ear. Your daughter is a sweet heart! Enjoy every minute, they grow up fast! So nice to meet you. :D


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