Friday, May 29, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
As soon as I took this picture I started going thru this whole "symbolism" in my mind. In alot of ways, Max has acted as a life jacket in my life. Ok - I know it sounds crazy, but stick with me. My life reminds me of a boat ride in alot of ways...most of the time speeding along on calm water, almost taking my breath away as I look around at the beauty and breath in the sweet summer air. Sometimes there are waves, choppy water that slows you down a little. No big deal, just life throwing me some curve balls. But sometimes the boat sinks...which happened about a year ago for me. When you realize you can no longer stay afloat...water starts flooding in, problems grow huge and the water pulls you down. I couldn't breath, couldn't swim, felt helpless.
Max became a life jacket for me. He was the one that encouraged me to keep doggy-paddling, he lifted me up so that my face was above water. I knew that as long as I was his mother - I wasn't going to drown, I couldn't. He kept filling my soul with joy which allowed me to stay afloat. This little guy...this sweet, sweet boy was my life saver in many ways.
Don't get me wrong, the Lord has been my strength and my rock - but I know that he sent me an angel to help me thru it all. He sent me my son.
Here are a few more pictures I took over Memorial Day weekend that I just have to show you:
This is the life:)
Be looking for another post in the next couple of days about a CUTE necklace I ordered and want to share with you!! Have a great Thursday and Friday everyone!!
Monday, May 18, 2009
Before everyone dug in we bowed our heads in prayer. Through the whole prayer I heard Max's little voice mumbling make believe words (just trying to be onrey!!!). When the prayer ended and I turned around to give my sweet angel the most stern look I could muster up - this is what he claimed:
"MOM, It was in Spanish!" with a look of pure innocence.
Everyone had to turn their heads and cover their mouths to keep from cracking up laughing. How in the world am I gonna handle this kid for the next 15 years? It would help if he wasn't so darn charming:)
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Here I am - broken by divorce, bruised by the lies and the harsh words...pulled apart by my feelings and my conscious. Finding it hard to trust, choosing to guard my heart. But HE MAKES ALL THINGS NEW!
He takes all of my brokeness, all of my trouble, all of my sin - and He washes it away. Completely clean, entirely healed - brand new.
He is such an amazing God and I am incredibly grateful tonight because He makes all things new!!!!!!
Monday, May 11, 2009
Creating lasting bonds...
I couldn't have dreamed up a more perfect Mother's Day weekend:)