Saturday, September 26, 2009

The MOST Random Post EVER!

*Because I'm coming to believe that posts without pictures are just no good at all be prepared for a lot of super cute photos that have absolutely nothing to do with the post...yup, we're continuing the random theme!*

It finally happened. Kessa is 3.1 years old and it finally happened. When we were having baby showers before she was born I was fairly certain it was NEVER going to happen. But...it. has.

I bought baby soap. For the FIRST. TIME. That's right folks, I have three children and yesterday on my Wal-Mart run was the first time I've ever had to buy baby soap. We got THAT MUCH when Kessa was born...and mind you I've probably given away as much of it as I've kept!!!! Soo...while I thought it was a little crazy to be getting so much three years ago...it was nice to never have to buy it! lol

Today for some reason I'm having a hard time remember to find my joy in Christ and I'm having to take deep breathes and pray for patience and self control...a lot. Especially when this little girl poops in her panties...just like she does every.day. Yes, EVERYDAY. You'd think I'd be used to it. You'd think I'd just shrug and clean it up and not even think about the servants heart that Christ is developing in my because I do it...every.day. And most days you'd be right. Most days God blesses me with being able to not worry about it, to shrug it off and remember that this is only a tiny thing that doesn't really matter and the eventually she WILL start pooping in the potty. But not today. Instead today I didn't have a quiet and gentle voice, I didn't have a servants heart, and I just wanted to scream. Yup...there was deffinetly some apologizing going on (me to my sweet girl who did not deserve the angry lecture about selfishness and laziness I gave her.) So with more prayers for patience and self control they are now down for their naps! lol

This picture...just one I took messing around with my camera, is now my facebook profile picture and I must say I have gotten more comments about it than I think I have gotten on anything ever before! lol...apparently half of my face being hidden by my stylish sunglasses is a good thing!!! hehe! ;)

and finally, I know how blessed I am. God has been opening my eyes daily, and even by the minute to the blessings upon blessings he has poured out on me. The blessings of a messy house and fussy newborn. The blessings of training my children to love him by example and speech. The blessings of a husband who thinks I'm hot (even after three children!) and loves me unconditionally. Yes, I am blessed and I praise God for allowing me to not just know that with my head but to truly enjoy each moment of these quickly passing days with my children more and more.

"I will praise you, O Lord God, with ALL my heart; I will glorify Your name forever!" Ps. 86:12

3 comments:

Mara... said...

Love your random photos, that one in the rain is precious!! You take great photos and more random ones in blog posts is always a good thing!!

Hope you have a great weekend Gina!

Rebekah Doak said...

As my dear grandmother reminds me on my not-so-patient parenthood days... This too, shall pass. Hang in there!

Aimee (aka carolinagirl) said...

I have a layout that I made with the Oct kit and I need a picture of my kids in the rain just like the one of Zeke! He's a cutie pie!! BTW, the title of my layout is "Even when it rains, you make the sunshine!"