Monday, August 6, 2012

Back to Blogging

After a long break from blogging, I've decided to give it another go. I titled this one "Follow the Leader", because that is what we are striving to do everyday with Christ being our leader.

Hebrews 12:1-2 says:
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

 These are two verses that I love to start everyday with.

In May, Brent and I found out that we were expecting another little miracle to add to our family. This baby has one excited family waiting for it to arrive.

Being parents has been the greatest and most rewarding job that Brent and I have been given. My only complaint is that they really do grow up too fast. Audrey started K-3 today! I cried when I got back in my car after dropping her off. My baby should still be, well, a baby! Instead, when I talk to her, I feel like I am having a conversation with a miniature adult.

Yesterday, while cleaning the house I heard Audrey singing in the living room. When I walked in, I realized she was singing: "All I know is I'm not home yet. This is not where I belong. Take this world and give me Jesus. This is not where I belong", over and over again. This is a song titled "Where I Belong" by Building 429 and Audrey and I often listen to it in the car. Honestly, I never realized she was paying that much attention, but once again she proved me wrong. I have learned a three year old cannot keep a secret and when they say don't say anything in front of them you don't want repeated, that is so true. However, there are some things I hope she not only repeats, but takes them to heart as she grows older, such as that song. As I watch her grow, I am so proud of the girl she is becoming. Not only is she beautiful on the outside, but she has a beautiful heart that makes me smile every day.

Now, I am moved to tears as I think that God has chosen to bless us with another child. I cannot wait to meet this precious miracle that God has entrusted to us. I heard this song on the radio yesterday and have written it down as a prayer for my children every day:

Find Your Wings by Mark Harris

It's only for a moment you are mine to hold
The plans that heaven has for you
Will all too soon unfold
So many different prayers I'll pray
For all that you might do
But most of all I'll want to know
You're walking in the truth
And if I never told you
I want you to know
As I watch you grow

I pray that God would fill your heart with dreams
And that faith gives you the courage
To dare to do great things
I'm here for you whatever this life brings
So let my love give you rots
And help you find your wings

May passion be the wind
That leads you through your days
And may conviction keep you strong
Guide you on your way
May there be many moments
That make your life so sweet
Oh, but more than memories


I pray that God would fill your heart with dreams
And that faith gives you the courage
To dare to do great things
I'm here for you whatever this life brings
So let my love give you rots
And help you find your wings

It's not living if you don't reach for the sky
I'll have tears as you take off
 But I'll cheer as you fly

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