A few of my favorites on this day

today especially, i’m so grateful for this sweet little M boy who entered our lives over 2 years ago now. 

yes, it’s true… without him i’d have more sleep, less stress, less anger management issues, and probably a countless number of minutes in the day to spend on myself and other petty things. 

but then, i would never have any moments like these pics have captures over the past few weeks…

fun times with the tractor in the backyard… 

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enjoying a little orange leaf… 

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he sure loves this dog… and for the dog’s sake, it’s a good thing she’s so cherished
{or i might’ve booted her out of the house a long time ago} 

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and riding bob the builder at wal-mart

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i’m just so, so grateful that i get to be a mommy to this little man. he is a cherished gift from God that has been entrusted to chris and i. my prayer is that i would remember these truths daily… particularly during the mundane, simple, and frustrating moments of motherhood.  

a friend of mine shared this quote on facebook and it spoke to my heart deeply, so i thought i’d share it with you too… 

It is easy to think you have a heart for orphans on the other side of the world, but if you spend your time at home resenting the imposition your children are on you, you do not. You cannot have a heart for the gospel and a fussiness about your life at the same time. You will never make any difference there if you cannot be at peace here. You cannot have a heart for missions, but not for the people around you. A true love of the gospel overflows and overpowers. It will be in everything you do, however drab, however simple, however repetitive.” {by rachel jankovic, motherhood as a mission field}

 

Published on: November 9, 2012 | Tags:

One Response to A few of my favorites on this day

  1. Sarah says:

    Thank you for the reminder, Amy. I’ve had thoughts like this myself, that my love for others is as big as the moment of frustration I have with my son. Man, that’s hard to swallow, but the truth. I guess it takes motherhood to show us the truth of what’s in our hearts. Otherwise I would’ve never known.

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