Doug Wilson and Matt Whitling give a great audio perspective on the household. Spring Cleaning (in MP3 or CD) is a great series of talks that all parents will benefit from. For those who have had the benefit of great parenting instruction, you will find some great reminders. For those that have not had that benefit, it will be a breath of fresh air.
I love to watch little minds work. You can almost see the thoughts as they form, consider, reject, form, and modify behind those tiny faces. Like a carpenter selecting a piece of wood for their next great masterpiece children work them over.
Bright Eyes had a mouth full of food today, but she wanted a drink. Since I was letting her eat and play at the same time (not a habit I encourage, but one I occassionally indulge), she had a dilema. What to do with the food in her mouth? She saw the cup in my right hand and immediately put her hand to her mouth to spit it out. No, that won’t work. Messy hands. She looked around the room, again no place to deposit her food. There were no plates. Ding! Daddy’s left hand is free. She immediately grasped my wrist, turned my hand over and spit the food out in my hand. Ah the joy of watching young minds work and grow! I had to chuckle even with a hand full of used quesadilla.
Bright Eyes is 2 today. She, of course, has no idea how incredible that is. So many medical professionals did so much for her to reach this point. Everytime I consider what she has been through, I am overwhelmed by their efforts. God’s providence is truly staggering!
“Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,
Because his compasssions fail not.
They are new every morning;
Great is your faithfulness.
‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul,
Therefore I hope in Him!”
P.C. delivered another gem today. After breakfast he asked, “Momma, did God make you “ganilla?” That led to a great discussion about God’s good pleasure in creating differences. The part I am most excited about is that he did not want to know why he was “chocolate.” He is proud of who he is. To him, it is the most natural thing. He was more concerned about his Mother missing out.
What a blessing indeed!