Friday, December 25, 2009

Train Up a Child...

As we try to teach our little blessing daily lessons of kindness and self-control, I praise God for the godly men in his life that are examples of what it means to work hard. When he opened this present from his Grandma and Grandpa G. this morning, he set to work, using each tool in the way it was intended, and taking great joy in "building".

As he sees his sweet daddy and wonderful grandpas building our home day-by-day, he's learning what it means to be a man who builds...builds a home, builds up people...builds the kingdom. For now, it is part of the play that is child's work, but that's part of the joy...

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!!

What a multitude of blessings God has provided this last year!!

Ams sent up a vintage barn like we enjoyed when we were kids, and John loves it. He's played with it continuously for the last unheard of amount of time for an active toddler.