Ok, so there is this thing buzzing with all my bloggy friends hooking up with "Nester" on 31 days IN A ROW of posting for the month of October. You pick one topic and post on that every day. Whoa. Never mind that I've never really read "The Nester". I love the idea and I need a new challenge to reinvigorate my blogging.
Now, I have no idea if I can keep up with it but I sure am going to try. As I was doing my devotions this morning, the topic finally hit me. I am not a crafter, so I'm not going to post 31 days of Pintrest projects (God bless all of you who do - I know where my gifts lay), I don't have a lot of "Mommy tips", and I don't have 31 days of crockpot meals. But what I do have is 31 days of things I want to tell my children.
Since they are only 2, our conversations are somewhat limited. So this is the perfect way to communicate to them and maybe one day they will be bored enough to sit down and read what Mommy wrote them long, long ago. Probably when blogger & wordpress are out of existence.
What I can't commit to do is post it to "The Nester's" site everyday or make a fancy blog button. (If anyone wants to make one for me, I'll gladly accept the help though!) So this will just be for me, and for those of you who happen to read my blog from time to time. I don't really know where this is going to go - I think some days may be scriptural, some just funny things, some "life lessons", and
if I can find my camera, maybe some pictures ---- and I have a feeling I'll probably learn more from writing them than they will reading them later on - or I'll be reminded of what is truly important. Added bonus.
Dear Ryan and Quinn,
Yesterday, our pastor (the one who baptized you and has prayed for you since the day you were conceived), spoke about Psalm 139:14: "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well."
Guys, do you know how TRUE that is??? YOU BOTH are wonderfully made. Do you believe it to be so? Our God had a plan for both of you when He created you. He created you in His image. He loves you so much. More than even Mommy and Daddy. And He wants you to know that promise. Never, ever doubt for a second that you are anything less than a precious child, a precious child of God. Never doubt for a minute that He loves you, no matter what you do, or how you may misbehave, or make mistakes. Mommy and Daddy make mistakes too (but absolutely infrequently and we are almost always right, never forget that : ) )
And Mommy has questioned for so many years how He could love me. So many years of self-loathing. But she has His Love. She does. Daddy does too. And you don't have to earn it, you don't have to do good works to receive it --- it just IS. That is the blessed promise - the very definition of Grace. We don't deserve it but He loves us so much, that He gives it to us.
No matter what you may encounter, I pray that you never look in that mirror and see anything less than the beautiful child you are. I don't mean beauty from the outside, for that is fleeting (although you both are beautiful to me!) - but God's beauty shining from the inside.
I love you so much and have from the day that He knitted you in the womb. (ooh, crafty reference!) You are my little reminders that God is still in the miracle-making business. You are each perfectly made, just the way He intended.
Tomorrow will be less sappy but felt I had to kick it off on a heartfelt note. We will be talking about poop in no time : )