November 3, 2011


THE BOYS have had their fighting moments lately…yelling, hitting, crying moments.  But they have also had many wonderful moments that make my heart dance with JOY as I watch!  It’s hard to believe that so much time has passed.  October has come and gone and November has arrived.  Sam is 6 months: eating baby food, rolling, wiggling, and moving all over, laughing and squealing at his beloved brothers, drooling, teething, and grabbing at everything.  It’s been so much fun to watch him grow and change so quickly.  It’s so funny to watch him with Isaiah and Owen.  He so badly wants to get up and play with them.  He even has a special language that he uses only with them!

Isaiah continues to love preschool and talks about recess, gym, and his friend Charlie.  He recently started to read and is proud of the little books that he can read all by himself!  Jonathan and I were looking forward to attending his first parent teacher conference tonight after school.  We weren’t sure what to expect, but were elated to find out that he’s doing very well….AND uses manners, follows directions, listens…all things we have struggled with at home lately. 🙂  I suppose I’d rather him do these things at school, and save the other for home.  He had his first dress up days at school and got to wear his PJ’s one day and then his Halloween costume.  He looks forward to school and is always asking, “Is tomorrow a school day?”  Owen is always sad when the answer is “yes” because he wants Isaiah to come to Tracy’s with him.  He’s especially happy on Fridays when Isaiah gets to go with him.  Owen continues to be Owen.  🙂  He talks all the time, and is always into something.  He even manages to keep getting hurt.  He’s our injury prone kid!  He fell when he was in the church nursery this past week and cut his lip and nose.  At least there were no stitches!  We were thankful to make it through a Halloween party and hayrack ride without any injuries.  I had fun riding along with him and holding him on my lap.  He was cuddly and talkative.  Each time the tractor would stop for us to get off to “trick-or-treat” at another house, Owen would say, “Huwwy, huwwy Mommy!  Before the twacto leaves!”  He pulled my arm along as we ran to the front door.  Long before we  made it to the door he was saying, “Twick o tweat!”  He really enjoyed himself this year and started to understand that each time we stopped it was time to get more “tweats”.  He talked and talked about the tractor, the kids, and all the houses that we were going to stop at next.

After Halloween comes November.  Thanksgiving– and Christmas is just around the corner. Time has a way of racing ahead of me and leaving me breathless and dazed.  There’s nothing I can do to slow the hours but I can savor the moments.  I want to remember.  It seems like not long ago when we greeted our first-born.  Now, I watch as he goes off to school and becomes more independent each day.

“I don’t really want more time. I just want enough time. Time to breathe deep and time to see real and time to laugh long, time to give You glory and rest deep and sing  joy and just enough time in a day not to feel hounded, pressed, driven, wild to get it done- yesterday…” (1000 Gifts, Ann Voskamp)




One Response to “MOMENTS”

  1. Grandma said

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to read what you write! God gave you and Jon 3 very special little boys!!!!

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