I LOVE being Aunt Christie. When my first niece was born (she's 2 now) I cried and it surprised me how much I loved her. Of course I knew I would love her so much and want to spoil her but it was an overwhelming love I didn't expect. And I have loved all three of the nieces that have come after her. All four of them are precious and have such different personalities. I am so excited about always being in their lives and always loving them. And I am so very excited about my future nieces or nephews. (Hopefully we will have at least 1 nephew so Derrek doesn't ALWAYS have to be the only boy! Lol!) God has been so good to me in so many ways!
Monday, February 25, 2013
Sunday, January 6, 2013
I turned 30 this past year. WEIRD! I remember when 30 was OLD!
I remember when my mom was 30, I was 10 and I wanted to grow up and be just like her. I used to think she looked like a barbie doll. I want my girls to always be able to look up to me, not in the way I look necessarily but I want them to have many memories of me. I want them to remember having fun together. I remember coloring in my Precious Moments coloring book on the living room floor while watching cartoons with my mom. :) I want them to remember me singing at the top of my lungs (even if what they remember is that I hurt their ears) to praise songs and having fun dancing to music throughout the house together.
I want my kids to remember lots of laughter, smiles, talks, prayers, and godly guidance when they look back on their childhood. I want them to grow up and be that kind of parent as well. I am FAR from perfect and I am learning everyday and I know it is something I will continue to learn because I will never be perfect. But these are things I desire. Jesus, I want Derrek to remember our morning cuddles on the couch when he gets up. I want Trinity to remember our long talks and crafting together just because. I want Sophia to remember our laughing and dancing together and singing at the top of our lungs. I want Arianna to remember our tickle fights, she is the best tickler I have ever seen. :) I love my kids and being their mommy has been the most rewarding thing I couldve EVER done with my life. NO job in this whole world could've ever been better. I pray God that you teach me patience and guide me as I guide them. I want to be a great example of a godly wife, I want them to grow up and marry a man that will love them and guide them when I can't anymore. I want them to be picky and to marry a man that will be the spiritual leader in their home. And I want Derrek to grow up and be that amazing man for some lucky girl. I want to be a good housekeeper so they can learn from my example, I want them to learn hands on as they grow up too. Not just by watching. I want them to see how very important church is and having a church family to love and lean on. I want them to see that it is what you can 'give' your church and bless other lives, not what they can give you. I want Derrek to be a gentle man. I want him to spoil his wife and guide her and tell her how amazing she is, making sure she knows how much he loves her and appreciates her at all times. And be her leader in life, and she will love him and want to follow. Life is hard and it is really hard to put your own wants or needs below someone else's but I want to teach my children how to do that. Jesus you are our true example of that. I pray God that you lead me and help me to be more selfless and loving. I pray you help me to be organized and to 'run' our home in a way that pleases you. I want to be the submissive wife you intend for me to be. Please God help me and guide me to be the best me I can be because of you. Be my strength and my guide. I love you and Thank You God for this beautiful day!
Thursday, January 3, 2013
I am excited about seeing what he will be like as he grows, not that I am rushing that or anything!
He is starting to learn that Mommy is not always going to be his best friend and that he is going to have days where he doesn't like me at all. I have accepted it but it has been harder for him to accept, lol. He is my precious little man and I love him so much. It is so hard teaching him that he can be his own person but has to be respectful to his mommy and sometimes do things he doesn't want to do or not do things he wants. He is a very outspoken little guy but I love that about him. He is definitely honest. :)
I just want to kiss and hug his sweet face everyday!
'Jesus Calling' by Sarah Young
'Choosing God's Way' by V.Gilbert Beers and Ronald A. Beers
The devotionals we are going to do this year. I am very excited about them. One is newer and we got it at Madel's. The other is very old, copyrighted in 1983 and I LOVE it! One we will do in the morning and one at night as a family. :)
This is something I have never been very good at being consistent with but want to be. It is such an important thing yet it is the one thing that doesn't usually get done as a family. Growing up we didn't have a time set aside to do that together and I don't blame my parents for the fact that I don't do it now but I do know how important it is to set that example for my kids. That way as they grow up and someday go out into the world on their own or have their own families they will be more likely to do it on their own as well. I pray God reminds our hearts and that we make that a priority as a family starting now and continuing on forever. :)
- Give him huggies and kisses and cuddles every morning.
- Play cars or super heroes with him everyday.
- Sing him songs and dance together.
- Encourage him and tell him he is a big boy.
- Potty train him this year! ;[
- Have fun and be silly together but also teach him to be respectful and loving.
- Tell him I love him BUNCHES and BUNCHES everyday!
- Cuddle more often and relax together.
- Dance really silly and make her laugh every day.
- Let her sing me a song everyday as loud as she wants.
- Compliment her and kiss her face often.
- Cuddle on the couch just because.
- Let her be silly!
- Tell her she is pretty.
- Remind her that God loves her SO much!
- Tell her I love her LOTS and LOTS and LOTS everyday!
- Tell her I love her LOTS and LOTS and LOTS everyday!