Monday, February 22, 2010

How He Earns Room and Board

3 reasons I love these pictures of Uncle Paul playing with the kids:

1. The neighbors never take off their helmets at our house and Paul's first slide down and he still has a smile on his face. (so that is 2 but I couldn't decide which comment I liked best so I just made one run-on sentence)

2. The look on his face!

3. This is another 2 fold response: a) the kid shoving Uncle Paul down the slide
b) the little girl that asked me, 'where is the other daddy?' when Uncle Paul went inside.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Thursday, February 4, 2010

A 6 year old Body and a 20 year old question

As I snuggled on the tiny twin bed last night with Jackson I was greeted with a question that I am sure I didn't ask until I was in my 20's. I am also sure that I didn't ask them to my mom, but only to myself and God (not b/c I couldn't, but just because I was not at home).

So we snuggled as I prayed constantly for spirit filled answers to my son's question: "Why does God never give me what I ask for? Sometimes it is hard to believe he is real, when I don't ever get what I ask for?"

(Deep breath Dianne, you have not failed as a wife and mother, just figure out what he isn't getting from God.)

Well, babe what have you asked for that you haven't gotten?

Jackson with tears streaming down his face and body shaking from the sobs: "He never takes my bad dreams away even though I ask Him to make them stop, and meemaw and Samuel."

Friends if you have young children, I am just preparing you b/c this was not in any book I have read.

After talking we didn't slow the sobs, but after we prayed aloud, my tears falling softly onto his hair, discussing and telling God our frustrations and disbelief, asking for help and assurance, Jackson finally found peace, rest and sleep. Oddly enough I did too:)