Sunday, June 20, 2010
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
"Tastes like Chocolate"
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Friday, March 28, 2008
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist after he grows up."
- Pablo Picasso
Creating is messy...especially with kids and in our house...creating is LOUD. Moses is our little drummer. We "created" this little musician and we have given him the freedom to use his "strength/skill" on the drum set we got him for Christmas. So we are due with our second Morgan in just days and I was thinking tonight as I hear Moses' feet run to his drums and the excited noise start up...we are about to have a newborn in this house of loudness. What are we going to do? Hide the drums? Hide the sticks? Let him go for it no matter what? Teach him to play soft? Teach him to not play at all for a season? Bigger than that for that case...when do you rein in your child's creativity, his expression, his passion? I keep thinking more and more on this as we see our 20 month old keep on surprising us with his personality. Of course there are limitations but to this but I don't want to---CRUSH. So tonight I have decided, I will not CRUSH. We don't have the answers on the drums. We don't have a newborn in the house yet that I've spent the night up with. Our hope though is that we allow our children to be the artist God has created them to be. Let us not hold them back from experiencing a passionate life-being that artist. So enjoy our little drummer.
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
So if you think of it...pray for our family's earthly Superman. Tray is simply amazing but is still human and has human stress, human anxieties and human energies. We want to tap into the right source for our needs as a family as we begin an absolutely crazy and wonderful Christmas season.
Bless you all this week!
Sunday, October 7, 2007
I read that quote somewhere recently and it stuck with me. (There my be an author but I couldn't remember.) I asked myself...do I kiss as much as I want to? My answer-no. Do I show my husband, my little Moses how much I love them with my affection? no. I show them with little things I do for them. I tell them I love them but do I physically love on them as much as I think about it. no
This is my little sister, Liz, kissing Moses. BRAVE AUNTIE! We have taught Moses the kiss but it is a full on open mouth event on Moses' end. But he is willing and he knows it is loving. The other day I told him I loved him and he ran to me and leaned foward for a kiss. That's when I knew he had made the connection! What a beautiful moment when a kiss is a sign of love for a child!
So my call to us all is simply to kiss more.
Kiss your spouse (however you want!) for no particular reason. Not with hellos, goodbyes or good nights. Just kiss for the mere reason of love.
Kiss your parents, kiss your kids, kiss your loved ones. God has only given us a brief moment on this earth so don't worry about wasting kisses...no such thing! Who goes around and is upset because someone kisses too much??!!** Break down those walls and show that love with more kisses!
**teenagers should seek the Lord concerning this post and what He tells you about the amount you should be kissing! The Morgan are not liable.