Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Then. Now. Future...

It won't be like this for long. This I know. Right now they still play well together, mostly. They are close in size, but their formerly defined roles are beginning to be challenged. The differences on how they are being raised, will begin to be even more challenging as they begin school. It's been a good 2 years for these two. Bumpy times are beginning. More will come. But such is the life as cousins. It is the way it has always been.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Lanky Ethiopian

Strong. Lanky. Golfing. Ethiopian. Love. Him. Beyond. Words. Heart. Bursting.

Friday, May 11, 2012

We have lift off!!!

Flight!!  Do you see it?

Let me make it easier...

YES YES YES!! FLIGHT PHASE!!!  For those unaware:  'running' actually must have a flight phase, a point in the motion where neither feet (nor any other part of body, obviously) are touching the ground.

Actual running. Oh how he shines. My heart is full full full. This is but one little teeny tiny thing of the hundreds of things filling my cup these days. Hundreds. Thousands? Millions? Maybe!! This little tiny physical triumph is just a reflection of much healing in our family.

God is so gooooooood.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A note to mom's...

Words and actions, tell.

If you tell your young children ...
  • the magnificent treasure they found is disgusting;
  • the people they enjoy are not worthy;
  • their game is stupid;
they will grow internalizing disgusting, no worth and stupid.

As your children mature, and have children of their own...
  • They will wonder, what kind of parent tells their child they are disgusting?
  • When they wrestle with their Lord, to show them how to love their enemies- you can rest assured, it is you, they are struggling to love.

The best case scenario, is that eventually, the child you call disgusting will begin to wonder, if it's been a mirror you spoke to all along. 
Just sayin.....