They are growing up so fast, each of them. Here is a little glimpse into my children. The three little people I spend my days with loving, nurturing, leading, correcting and shaping. Shaping into children I pray will learn to follow Christ and glorify Him with their lives…
Micah, turns 4 August 25th
The definition of exuberant according to Webster’s dictionary: extreme or exessive in degree, size or extent; joyously unrestrained and enthusiastic
The boy who touches everyone he meets. From his welcoming “oh, hi” to his huge, luminous eyes sparkling with excitement when he sees a friend, everybody is somebody to Micah. Each person leaves an impact on him and he remembers names like most kids remember every character of their favorite show. He truly cares about people. I love this about him!
Something I learned early on with my oldest…there is no middle ground with this boy! He is either a bundle of joy or a puddle of dismay. Excessively happy or excessively unhappy. I think many of the unhappy moments stem from his frustration with his limitations. He does not like to fail. For example, if he falls, he sees this as a frustrating limitation. This passionate disposition demands tempering but in the long run, I see him being a man of conviction, compassion, joyful and desirous of truth. And despite the unhappy moments, the moments of joy and zest for life outweigh the rest and make me stand in wonder of his delight in the little things! With his love of learning bible stories and worship songs, his beautiful singing voice, perhaps he’ll be a pastor, worship leader or a 9-5 career guy in love with his creator. But, I think God will use Micah for His glory no matter what the calling on his life.
Smart, incredibly gifted musically and interpersonally, intuitive and gentle, Micah is our first joy. The handsome little guy who stole our hearts and made us realize we were the luckiest two people on earth to be made parents! Our first treasure.
Ellie, turns 2 July 10th
Definition of the word “jolly” from Websters dictionary: full of high spirits.
Ellie has her days…she’s nearing 2 after all. But I find her to be such a jolly, merry soul. She doesn’t let life get her down. She’s a fighter…if another little person takes something from her, well then, she’ll fuss for 5 seconds and then go onto something else. When she falls, she gets back up, dusts herself off and rarely cries. As if there is just no use…there’s not enough time in her day to waste in tears! If mama asks for her help tidying up, she’s usually right there to help me, perhaps even singing the Barney “clean up song” as we go! “Clean up, clean up everybody, everywhere!” When correction is needed, mostly because she is not good at listening to me when I ask her to come or to stop doing something, she is truly repentant. It makes my heart glad to sense that repentance!
Though still a little bit of a tomboy, I see the girl in Ellie blooming here and there! When I bought her an adorable pair of pink Salt-Water sandals yesterday, she didn’t just walk in them but pranced around as if wanting everyone to notice her!
I wasn’t allowed to take them off her when nap time came around! I can’t wait for future mother-daughter shopping trips!:)
Our first girl and the one who made me feel much needed confidence as a mother since, unlike Micah, she was a born mama’s girl. Our second precious treasure.
Amelia, 10 weeks old
I suppose there is only so much I can say about my 10 week old little girl but she’s simply a delight through and through. This season is short and so I enjoy every moment! Every moment of her sweet, gentle smiles. Her cooing as she sits kicking and reaching in her bouncy seat. Her complete dependence on me and the way her eyes follow me wherever I go! I am her world right now and my body carries her very means of sustenance. I am privileged!
Loved by her siblings, appropriately nicknamed “teeny tiny” by her Auntie Grace, my little girl who came 2 weeks earlier than we expected, Amelia has shown me my capacity to love is so much greater than I imagined! Our third treasure, just as prized and cherished.