My first blessing is to the little girl who made me a mommy. My Julia is such a blessing. She is so bright. She asks so many questions, and she really cares about the answers.
She knows what she wants and has her own idea of how to get it. She knows exactly what she'd like to do at each point of our day, and I love how she plans things and looks forward to them. She definitely got that trait from me! We are born planners!
Mark is such a blessing because he is Mr. Mellow, and he loves to laugh and make all of us laugh.
Mark is awesome because he is super tickilish and when he gets tickled his laugh is very contagious. He's a ball to play with.
Mark is going to be a great guy some day, he is taught how to treat ladies, and be polite, and chivalry is not dead in this house. Mark knows, "Ladies are first!" as he waits for Julia to climb into her booster seat and then knows he's next. I just love this little guy.
Being able to be a teacher at home is definitely a blessing.
I go at our kid's pace and I do my best to make learning fun and have play dates, field trips, and outings to the library supplement our curriculum and enhance them. I recently was chatting with another mom at the library who home schools her son and was also previously a classroom teacher, we swapped stories of rude people saying things like, "Aren't you worried about socializing your children?" REALLY???? Do you send your kids to school to socialize or to learn, because as a classroom teacher we are constantly telling the kids to stop talking so they can listen and learn from us! My kids socialize at church, at the library, at the park, with our friends, with our family, and both my kids LOVE people. Sometimes I wonder if these parents who question my parenting think we home school moms stay in our houses all day during the week?
John is such a blessing to me because he loves me no matter what, my faults and all, and trust me, I have plenty, I will spare you the details but he puts up with me and I love him for it!
I am also so thankful she recently had a safe and happy arrival of her newborn son Ian Gabriel who is doing wonderfully. Ian is a blessing and we prayed for him even before he was conceived, and we both knew he was a he! Thank you Lord for healthy babies!
Every Tuesday when I go to teach and pray for and encourage these women in some small way I end up being blessed!
We have been having a ball getting to know each other with ice breaker games, studying God's word, and really trying to reach out to our congregation and community and bless other women! God has been so good to us and continues to give us great idea on how we can be salt and light to the world around us.
She will never know how much she means to me.
We are such kindred spirits, and I'm loving being an Auntie to her daughter Lizzy.
Christy and I used to teach at the same school together. And boy do we know how to laugh! Christy is the sunshine to any one of my dreary days, she is such a good listener and gives awesome advice. What a blessing you are to me, sweet Christy!
I also prepare all the icebreakers for our meetings once a month. It's fun to get to meet and know the new moms in our groups and to connect with them and hopefully build relationships so I can share Christ with them.
Mops is also great for my kids. Both of my kids go their own separate classes and they love it! They make new friends at MOPS too! (see we socialize)
And have you seen the muscles in Julia's arms and legs? She is built just like her daddy! Long and lean and muscular! Gymnastics has been such a great blessing for our family!
I'm thankful for my many blessings and for my family that feels oh so complete!
God keep doing what you are doing, because you make all things beautiful and good in your time.
I love you, Lord.