Thursday, May 26, 2011

Words To Live By


O Happy Day

To see the faith of a child  become the faith of a blossoming individual is truly something amazing. The fact that my eight year old decided to give her life to God this week...that she can see that life is not just about herself, not just about the here and now, that there is more to this world than what she can see, feel, touch....and to want to dedicate her whole self to doing what is more beautiful than I can express with words. (Or, to quote Seleia's favorite song, "more than the words in my brain can express".) The fact that when she decided, "Mom, I want Daddy to baptize me in the lake. Tonight.", such wonderful friends and family showed up with no more than an hour of notice (some less!) to support Seleia, cheer her on, and just love her in general was overwhelming. (That her daddy couldn't get through it without tears made me love him even more, if possible.)  Now Seleia isn't just my daughter, she's my sister. Forever. I think she said it best: "Mom, I feel"

O Happy Day ~ When Jesus washed my sins away!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Tiptoeing Through The Tulips

Tiptoe through the window
By the window, that is where I'll be
Come tiptoe through the tulips with me

Oh, tiptoe from the garden
By the garden of the willow tree
And tiptoe through the tulips with me

Knee deep in flowers we'll stray
We'll keep the showers away
And if I kiss you in the garden, in the moonlight
Will you pardon me?
And tiptoe through the tulips with me

~Tiny Tim (Lyrics by Al Dubin)

Friday, May 20, 2011

A Little Bit Of Sun

Today there was a large, foreign, shiny round thing in the sky....over the course of this spring we had almost forgotten what the sun looked like.  After months of 45 degree rainy weather, today was gorgeous and almost eighty; we couldn't resist letting the girls run through the sprinkler and cooking dinner over the fire pit.  Dashiell loved every minute of it (as long as someone was paying attention to him) and kept scoot/crawling his way across the blanket in an attempt to eat some grass. (Can you tell its been raining so much we haven't even been able to mow the lawn? But I did finally get a chance to get my garden most of the way in. Yay!) Elora managed to turn her skewer into a sword and vanquished all of the evil in the hay around the fire pit...phew! (Amarra and her orange hippity hop kept making me hear the singing kangaroo in my head..."hop, hop, hop, hop, whaddaya SAY?!") Miss Seleia is turning into such a such a young lady.  She color coordinated her swimsuit, shorts, towel and sunglasses. *sigh* She reminds me of me. We were told "Best.Dinner.EVER!" and then roasted marshmallows before the fire completely went away. We're soooooo ready for summer!!