Showing posts from June, 2013


Today I was home with just my three littlest.   It felt like a day to do little kid's stuff, and the weather was perfect.

Who knew an old baby bathtub could be turned into a tiny splash pool, or water gun reloading station?

Elijah LOVES water.  He calls the sprinkler "rain" and it's pure joy.

It's the simple things.

Letting my anemic winter hardened soul soak up the colour and warmth.  We've had so much rain this summer that our grass is a gorgeous green, it was only mowed a few days ago and it already needs it again!

It really is amazing how much fun little kids can have with a hose and a couple containers to fill.  It's a good thing we don't pay for our water though.

I've been thinking a lot lately about life, and how many lies we, as a society in general believe about it.    I don't have time or brain function right now to express in detail how callously our world views children, how narcissistic we are, or how tragic I think that is...but…

I Have a Daddy

Hi, nice to meet you, my name is Elijah.  
I have had at least three different names in my life, but this one is my last.   My new Mom and Dad tell me that I am their son, and that's not going to change. After nearly 5 months, I'm almost starting to believe it.
I like my new name.  It means "Yahweh is my God" My middle name is Li and it means "strength".
Did you know there are a lot of different kinds of strength? My Mom says I'm really strong, and I can do so many things.   She's right, I can.
Do you know who else is really strong?  My Dad.
He's a really tall, big muscle kind of guy, I like that... although it kind of scared me at first.
Now I know that he uses all that strength to love me with, and doesn't use it to hurt me.

I'm really starting to love this guy.  

Daddies really come in handy when you need a boost,  or when you're too scared and they tell you "you can do it" and because their voices are so big and they a…

Happy Daddy's Day!

I have two great reasons to be thankful on Father's Day.

I have a husband who is not only a loving, faithful husband and a man who loves and serves Jesus,  but who is also an involved, playful, and nurturing Daddy to our kids.

I'm thankful that he raises his girls to know how a princess should be treated, and that his sons will know by example how to be  men who will set aside their own selfish ambitions to protect, love and serve others.  

I'm thankful that he takes us on all kinds of great adventures.

I'm also thankful for my own Dad.
A man who has spent his life working hard, but who still takes time for family....which now includes a lot of Grandkids who adore him. 

A man who also knows how to use his strength to protect, love and serve others.

Happy Father's Day to all the men who realize the importance of investing in the lives of their children, by giving their children themselves.  

Lip Gloss

Just a little more, that's it.

Hold still please.