Saturday, August 20, 2011

saturday blessings

hi, everyone.
how are you?
today i wanted to share some quick photos of what is happening over here today.
it is somewhat unusual, but oh, so very heartwarming.
as a mom, sometimes i wonder if my kids will ever get along.  are ya with me?
i know they love each other, but when the day starts off with constant bickering and tattling, i just have to wonder.
who wants to wake up to, "MOOOOOOOOOOOOM!  jack hit me!!!!" ? {in the whiniest voice...ever}
why is it that they can treat their friends like angels, but their siblings so mean?
i got to chatting with a friend about this and we came to the obvious conclusion that it applies to us me as well.
why is it that i can treat my friends so kindly, with so much love and understanding, yet i can treat my family so harshly?
something for me to work on for sure.

"Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name."
Psalm 86:11

well, this morning was refreshingly different.
i had been cleaning, doing laundry, etc...when i realized how quiet it got.
no t.v.
no talking.
no noise. at. all.
was everyone ok?
there was a deafening silence that definitely caught my attention so i went and checked it out...

 elly was teaching henry how to knit.
i melt.
yes, hank is in his undies.

and maddie was teaching jack.

check out that determination!

it was so sweet for me to see them all getting along and the girls being willing to sacrifice their time, for a moment to teach their brothers something.
my girls love to knit.
they are getting quite good at it, too.
i cannot wait to show you pictures of what they are creating, and have already created.
they have been blessed with wonderful friends who have taught them so much about this skill, and i love that they share it with others.
they are always looking for new patterns to create and things to make for family and friends.
i just commissioned elly to make me a pair of fingerless gloves for fall.
i don't have to buy scarves, gloves, etc...anymore!

moral of the story.
my children really do love each other, just like i love my family to pieces.
we just need to make more of a conscious effort to show it more often.
Lord, help me, please.

much love,

"And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you."
Ephesians 4:32

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