Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Two Months.

I just don't understand how time seems to keep speeding up.
Time was already flying fast enough.... why must it only go by more quickly?
(Spoiler alert: This blog post will contain LOTS of pictures)
It has been two months since the first time I held this sweet baby boy in my arms.
 I have always loved his faces that he makes.

 Seriously, this baby is so beautiful, I can't stand it.

 I am in love with his little feet.
 He always makes me yawn :)

I can't believe how much he has changed in just two short months.

Paul is such a sweet baby. He loves to smile and talk. We love to listen to him. 
He's been trying to crawl since he was less than a week old... I believe he will be a little boy that will grow up way too fast for this Mama's liking.
He loves his swing, and to be held in his Daddy's arms.
He's been sleeping through the night for a little over a week now.
He absolutely loves when Robert holds him and talks to him.
I love snuggling with this little boy. He's a sweetheart!

I wanted to get some good pictures today, for his 2 month pictures....
But my D80 charger is MIA. So, I worked with what I had....
While I was taking his pictures, Robert just had to get in on the action....

 Then he wanted a picture with Mommy.

I love my boys so much.
The Lord has blessed me in so many ways, and they are two wonderful blessings. I could never have imagined the amount of joy they bring into my life.
I am blessed to be able to be their mother.

I also wanted to share my play area I finally finished setting up for Robert and Paul.
It's not COMPLETELY finished. I want to make some art work for the wall where there is a newborn picture of Robert....
But I'm sure that will come in time...

Right now, it's the perfect place for Robert to play with his toys.
He's even learned where to put everything back when he's finished playing!

I'm sure it won't stay this clean once he figures out how fun it is to spread the toys around the room... It brings me joy to have children to clean up after, so I have NO complaints :)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

In my shoes.

A few weeks ago we attended the area-wide singing at the Lithia Springs Church of Christ.
I was enjoying the beautiful singing so much, and my eyes were opened by a song we haven't heard in quite a while.
I can't remember all the words, but I know what stuck with me.

"Each step I take, I know that he will guide me...."

I thought about who is guiding my footsteps.
If I am truly letting the Lord guide my steps.. what does it mean?

 "And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." -Colossians 3:17

Is everything I do pleasing to the Lord?

"Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,  knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ." -Colossians 3:23-24

Working for the Lord. It makes even the most simple tasks, as doing the dishes and changing dirty diapers that much easier. It helps my attitude in my daily "to-do list". 

I must first read God's word to know what steps he would have me to take.

"Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman who needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." -2 Timothy 2:15

I thought about my little Robert.
Robert imitates EVERYTHING we do. He's always trying to put his Daddy's belt, shoes, hats, clothes, whatever he can find on himself. He repeats everything his father does.
He literally follows him step by step around the house.
If I want Robert to follow in the steps of Christ, I must first myself follow in his steps.
Paul, at one day shy of two months old, is already trying to imitate his older brother.
His older brother needs to be a good example for him so that he will live his life right too.

And where is his older brother learning how to live??
I've got to get things straight and teach my Children how to live their lives by living it.. not just teaching it.

I hope and pray that the Lord will guide my steps in how to raise my Children to be workers in his Kingdom.