So. Happy Thanksgiving. Here is what I heard my son say today. He is 2 yrs. 8 months old.
(in the back of the car coming home tonight) "hey mommy.....I need a brother. " "Oh you do? How do you get one? " I want a brother named Bo. So I will go to Bo's house to get a brother. It will be fun. "
See you later mommy. I need to go to work at the fire station and my school. The fire station is my red school and my other school is green for GO school....and you can go to the yellow school. "So, you mean you are going to a stoplight school? "Yeah! "
Hey! S-T-O-P spells stop mommy. Did you know that?
How COOL is that?
Holding a candlestick........hey if I turn it this way, it is like a seesaw! Look mommy. They have those at the park. But....if I turn it this way, I can make it a rocket ship. 5,4,3,2,1 blast off!!!! AND if I turn it this way, I can make a cool airplane.....see?
I am going to drive SQUAD 2 now. Do you have the keys so I can open it? I will be right back.
Erin: You are smart for a little guy! Luke: No! I am NOT a little guy. I am A BIG BOY. NOT little. Baby Layla is little.
Look mommy! I just peed in the tree! That was fun. Can we do it again?
More and more to come. This is what I could remember this late at night!
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Luke finally got a haircut too. YAY for mother in laws that cut hair!
What does a cool comfy chair come in? Why a cool comfy box of course! YAY to forts! We are going to turn this box into a fire station. of course.
More happies, but that is all of the pics that I have for now. It's Friday tomorrow....and NEXT WEEK MY WHOLE FAMILY IS COMING!!!! YAY!!!!!!!
Sunday, November 13, 2011
So this week from Sunday to Sunday has been eventful and exhausting! The exciting thing is that Tim got promoted to Sr. Firefighter and got elected as treasurer of the firefighters union too! Luke loves to be at the station, and for a two yr old has a bigger understanding of what goes on there too...(most of the time better than his momma!) Here is my conversation with him the other day when we went to visit Tim:
"hey mommy, the bay doors are down. do you think that daddy got a call? Actually both bay doors are down so that means that the squad is not there either. oh, they are there! Lets go hop on the usar truck so i can push all of the buttons. Do you have the keys? i need to go get them from my daddy. my daddy drives the squad. i like quint 19 though. i saw it yesterday too. i want to make all of the flashing lights like daddy. mommy i need my fire boots. oh no we forgot them at home! can i have the keys mommy so i can drive quint 19 now? please mommy?"
=) Luke makes me laugh.
cheers to firefighters!
Sunday, November 6, 2011
This morning in church we sang one of my favorite songs that I found this summer while stumbling upon great music. But it is significant to me in another way too. This is the last song that my beloved grandfather heard before he died two months ago. It was our last conversation that we had before he ran to Jesus. I cried in church this morning as I thought of him gracefully running to our heavenly father, with no pain, no wrinkles, a youthful grin on his face, to be with his heavenly daddy that has truly taken care of him all of these years. I'm honored to know such a profound and gentle spirit who I learned peace and gentleness from.
My last conversation with him was simple and full of love. I held his hand while he was resting in his bed that afternoon. We talked about life and Luke lived life around him. Luke sang to him I love you Lord and Jesus Loves Me. My sweet cousins gave him a blessing of peace, each of them giving him hugs and kisses, knowing that it may be the last time they see him on earth. Then it was my turn. We talked about running and about Jesus. I told him to run to Jesus and meet him with open arms for me. I told him it was okay and that we loved him but GO! Run to his arms with a smile!
Talk about thankful moments. Talk about a moment that will change my life forever as I contemplate my own life. Am I running to Jesus? Am I running and while I am am I knowing the richness of his love that will always be enough?
I am blessed beyond belief to have a family who is rooted in Christ for generation after generation. I am blessed because even though I sin, I am forgiven deeply and it is forgotten. (thanks Pastor Frank for your words this morning) Luke has memorized 1 John 4:16 which says "GOD IS LOVE". My two year old knows it. Do I sometimes?
This is what I will ponder this week and hide in my heart.
Forever Reign, by Kristian Standfill
You are good You are good
When there’s nothing good in me
You are love You are love
On display for all to see
You are light You are light
When the darkness closes in
You are hope You are hope
You have covered all my sin
You are peace You are peace
When my fear is crippling
You are true You are true
Even in my wandering
You are joy You are joy
You’re the reason that I sing
You are life You are life
In You death has lost it’s sting
Oh I’m running to Your arms
I’m running to Your arms
The riches of Your love
Will always be enough
Nothing compares to Your embrace
Light of the world forever reign
You are more You are more
Than my words will ever say
You are Lord You are Lord
All creation will proclaim
You are here You are here
In Your presence I’m made whole
You are God You are God
Of all else I’m letting go
My heart will sing
No other Name