Friday, April 30, 2010
Today we worked in the backyard finishing our fence, adding gravel to the girls swingset and just had fun!! It was a group effort and we really appreciate everyone that came to help!! Thank you Uncle Rusty, Pap, MaBeck/Papa and of course Carlos and Rafael!! Now that the girls are getting older we are spending more and more time outside, thank the Lord!! And now with a fence up we can spend our days in the backyard and play!! I am so excited I can hardly stand it!! I loved the pictures that I took today of the girls helping Pap and Uncle Rusty with their sandbox shobels (shovels) as they say! They are always wanting to help and that makes me so happy.Even though it is going to be hotter in a few months its nice to be able to just let the girls out in the backyard to play and not go anywhere! Yes I will be with them outside jsut in case you were wonderging ☻ These kind of days even though it was hard work are the days that make families closer, helping one another is a blessing!
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
This particular incident happened outside of the home, Pappasitos to be exact! I was working on potty training the twins so in the bathroom we were, all three of us in one stall. I had Anna on the toilet and I turned back around to pull Emma's pull up down (always trying to stay one step ahead) so that I could easily trade them off. As I am taking care of Anna I can hear the poor lady in the next stall saying "Oh.oh....oh my" and as I am hearing her I also notice the sound of liquid hitting the concrete floor....... I turn around as Emma is standing there with her pull up down teeteeing all over the floor... Which was splashing over onto the lady's feet, not so bad right?? She was wearing Crocs that have the holes all in them and the backs out!! At this point what exactly do you say to a stranger who your daughter has just peed on? I come out of the stall, the woman standing there looking to see who had just ruined her Crocs, and politely apologized....
Lesson learned? You don't always have to be one step ahead ☻
Let me set the stage for you... I had been praying for quite sometime for the Lord to help me and give me strength to raise my children in a way that would be pleasing to Him. We had several outstanding services at church where the Spirit really came in strong and you could feel how the Spirit was ministering to everyone and meeting everyones needs. During these services I begged and pleaded with the Lord to help me be a better mom, kind of like when Jacob wrestled with the angel all night, which kept coming to my mind as I was praying.
Now I will fast forward to that night a few weeks ago. When I figured out I was not going to sleep I got up and went into my girl's room and started praying, I was not sure what I was to be praying for but I knew it was something. All of the sudden I felt such shame as if I was being scolded by the Lord, which I was. My children came to my mind and the lack of consistency I had been showing them in daily things, such as: chores, discipline, napping, playing, doing "school" work, my mood even... And the more I prayed and thanked the Lord for showing me a main key in raising children I could feel the heavy weight lift off my chest. The Lord was showing me a part of myself that I prefer to ignore! I also felt the Lord give this thought to me and I felt Him speaking straight to my heart. "Until your children come to know ME (Jesus) for themselves YOU are the only Jesus they will see."
I just wanted to share that with everyone because I felt it so uplifting that God cares for us and loves us so much that He will help us when we ask Him to. Sometimes God has to use a pillow or hit us on head with a 2x4 to get our attention!! And even though He had to hit me that night I am so thankful He hears my prayer!!!
God is good