Those who plant in tears will harvest SHOUTS OF JOY. They weep as they plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the HARVEST.

Psalm 126:5-6

Saturday, September 29, 2007

I Love My Girls

This is a blog that is basically just a reminder to myself how blessed I am to have six beautiful little girls in my life. As I sit here and think about what we did today it is pretty said to say, we did absolutely nothing. There were no chores to do and the lawn mower is broken right now so no lawn to mow either. We all just sat around and were lazy. The best part of it was I got to just sit back and watch the kids be kids. I also took a nap with the three year old who doesn't do that very often anymore. The older children hung out with the little ones and everyone had a fun and relaxing day. Later in the evening we all took a walk in absolutely beautiful weather and it was so much fun to see the two older ones laughing and getting along. When we got home everyone got ready for bed and again the older children were right there taking care of the little ones without being asked. One was reading books to some of them the other was helping with the brushing of teeth.
Tonight as I sit and reflect on the day we had I would have to say I saw the work of Jesus Christ in our lives today and I Thank you Lord for blessing me the way you have.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Our Trip to the Dentist

Tuesday was our 6 month check up at our local dentist. I know you are probably thinking well that really isn't a big deal. But it is when all 5 of them are being seen in an hour an forty-five minutes. I don't feel sorry for myself, I feel sorry for the dentist. As she sits down with her little sticky note, she begins to tell mom all the news. She apologizes for looking unprofessional but doesn't want to forget anything so she had to take notes as she was looking at each girl.(Believe me I am no high-class lady and I was not offended by her notes.)
So here is the news from the dentist. Only one needs to see the orthodontist in the next six months and only one had cavities( two very little ones.) I can handle that type of news because I know it's not going to cost mommy and daddy an arm and a leg this visit. Last visit one had to have three teeth pulled because of too much crowding. So this really was a good trip. In all of my excitement about all the good news I grabbed all the kids and said all right kids lets go home. The girls were all showing me their new toothbrushes, and we were all excited that no one had duplicating colors. That can be a real disaster. As I am half way to the van I look around and see that I only have five children and not six. I run back in and ask if one of the girls is still getting worked on. Now let me tell you something that is pretty embarrassing because you know they think you have too many kids, and now you can't keep track of all of them. And yes my sweet little seven year old was sitting back in the dentist chair like a good little girl waiting for the hygienist to be finished with her. Next time we visit the dentist I will make sure to do my head count before walking out the door. This way I don't look like a total loser and unfit mother. Other than that little incident the trip to the dentist was not so bad.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Our Newest Little Mommy

It is so much fun to watch children interact and play with each other. As I watch my 16 month old I am amazed at how she is already picking up mothering skills. She plays with her babies and pats them on the back, gives them kisses, carries them around like a real baby, and is now even trying to change their diapers. We like to tease her and pretend her baby is crying,and it is so cute to see how concerned she is. I can see her little mind spinning trying to figure out how to comfort her sweet little baby doll. I definitely have been blessed with another little Mommy.
I love how the Lord molds and shapes our children at such a young age. It is truly a God given desire for a woman to want to be nurturing and mothering. I see it every day with all my six little mommies that I have in this house. I hope all of you other moms out there remember that this is what God has designed us for and when we embrace this, we are so blessed.
Now how can I not "Count this all JOY."