Monday, February 11, 2008

Such a beautiful day!

(I know you'd rather see pics of my girls, but my camera is down. This is a picture of a flower from my backyard that I took last week...before the chaos.)

The sun is shining and my girls are home and healthy. They are laughing, fighting, screaming, and back to their old eating habits as well! "Snack, snack, snack" is becoming a regular chant again around here!

This morning, we worked on our art projects outside. Both the girls painted...Lexi's paint was equally distributed between the paper and her hair. Perfect!

Then we took a bike ride...didn't get too far because Haley was tired. But a cute story came out of it. (Heidi, I wrote this in the comment part of your blog...sorry for the repeat.) Anyway, a teenage boy (probably 16 or 17) was walking towards us on the highschool.

Outgoing Haley says, "hello."
Boy says, "Hey, howz it goin'?"

He passes.

Haley - Why is he walking without his mom and dad?
Mom - Oh, because he is older.
Haley - Oh. I'm not older. (pause) He must be 7.
Mom - Yep, he must be.

It is wonderful to able to laugh again at my kids...instead of crying for them. Although, I did tear up yesterday when Haley was singing her favorite worship song - Matt Redman's "You Never Let Go."

These are the words she sang,
"Oh no, You never let go
Through the calm and through the storm
Oh no, You never let go
Every high and every low
Oh no, You never let go
Lord You never let go of me."

Then I said to her..."You know Haley, that song describes how God took care of you when you were sick. He never let go of you, did he?

And then she looked at me and said, "No mom...he never, ever, ever forgot me."


Don said...

Okay... Your sentimental dad could barely read the last lines of your blog.

It is a great blessing for US to know the Lord took care of the girls; but for HALEY to have such a strong conviction about it is priceless. This has been a great faith-building experience for her.

Love you all!


Stacey said...

The faith of a child is amazing! sniff, sniff...