Daddy- Kaitlyn you are just getting too big I think. You aren't going to grow up on me are you?
Kaitlyn- OH YES I AM DADDY! I am going to GROW up. So you better just WATCH OUT!
I believe her. Don't you?
Kaitlyn- Mommy is there a sealand?
Me- What baby?
Kaitlyn- Is there a SEA LAND??? ( getting annoyed)
Me- Baby I don't know what a sealand IS.
Kaitlyn- You KNOW MOMMY!!! (Huge Sigh) It's a little place. Cause they have Disney WORLD and Disney LAND. Do they have Sea World and Sea LAND?
How smart is that little booger? She has her own way of thinking but it SURE is fun and interesting. ;0)
Kaitlyn- What are the clouds made of?
Daddy- What do you think they are made of?
Kaitlyn- Hmmmm.... I think something REALLY squishy.
Kaitlyn's meal time prayer....
God...... Thank you for this food.... it is good food and this food is yummy food. Please help people to go potty ON the potty.... and help mommies and daddies NOT have a hard adoption. Amen
Children are such a blessing. Every moment with my children is a treasure. I pray that I soak in each moment and be so careful not to take it for granted. It seems that every time I blink my sweet babies are growing older and more wonderful. It is my deep desire to treasure the best gifts God gives. It does not matter how he brings them to us. Whether they were planned or a surprise... wanted for years or rejected.... whether they came from our womb or the womb of a mother across an ocean... they are gifts, rewards, as valuable as arrows for a warrior in battle. Why does our society often view more children as a burden? It seems God views them very differently.Psalm 127
Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,
So are the children of one’s youth.
How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them;
They will not be ashamed
When they speak with their enemies in the gate.
I want to remember to see my children bounding into the room as a pleasure and not an interruption. I want to hear their stuttering, stalling sentences as adorable and not frustrating. I want their squishing into my bed when they heard a noise to be precious and not intrusive. Most often my irritation comes from my own failure to grow. Most often the things that my children struggle in are bad habits they learned from me. I want to see my children through God's eyes.
And they took to him little children, so that he might put his hands on them: and the disciples said sharp words to them. And when Jesus saw it, he was angry, and said to them, Let the little children come to me, and do not keep them away; for of such is the kingdom of God. Truly I say to you, Whoever does not put himself under the kingdom of God like a little child, will not come into it at all. And he took them in his arms, and gave them a blessing, putting his hands on them. Mark 10
When I see my children's hearts I see God's heart. When I see the way they love- whole heartedly and without reservation- I see God's love. I have so much to learn from my treasures. So much about forgiveness and trust and unconditional love. Love your babies tonight. Take time to treasure who they are. We are so honored to have them. I am honored that God will send me more of these priceless treasures.
It is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us.
-- Author:Charles Dickens