This post on Stuff Christians Like has me feeling humbled.
This post has me laughing hysterically at my crazy sister.
This post by Missy at It's Almost Naptime has me thinking about servanthood.
And this other post by Missy has me wanting to brag on my kids. No one likes to be around parents who brag on their kids all day long. So sometimes we over-compensate for that by only sharing the things that drive us bonkers. Today we have permission to brag, brag, brag and tell what we love about our kids.
So here I go. I'll try to be brief. And humble. And a servant.
We'll start with The Mister. No one would ever accuse Curtis or Amanda Jones of being the life of the party, but that Jackson Jones is something else. I love his outgoing, sanguine personality. It warms my heart when a parent stops me in the hall at his school or at church and tells me their kid talks about him at home. I also love that he is learning manners. It's not 100%, but he will often say please, thank you, and excuse me without prompting. We're working on yes ma'am and no ma'am. Oh, and not asking for presents. Sometimes when he's asking for something and saying please, he folds his hands in front of his face like he's praying. It cracks me up. And have I ever mentioned his eyelashes? Oh, I have? Well, they're just gorgeous. I love that he's been giving tons of hugs and kisses and I love you too's.
Now, onto The Sister! I am still pinching myself that God has given us such a sweet little baby. Her gummy smile thrills me to no end. Her beautiful blue eyes make my day. One of the hardest adjustments for us after becoming parents was that we couldn't go out to eat with our friends, or simply with each other, anymore. Does that sound dumb? Oh well, I don't care. It's the truth. When we did go to restaurants, I used to have to stand next to the table and bounce Jackson while trying to eat or have a conversation. There were many times when I gave up and just did laps with him around the parking lot. There were also many times when we ended up leaving. For now, Annabeth sleeps or sits there happily every time we go out. I appreciate how calm and content she is. I'm sure our days for this are numbered, but she is just a much easier baby. Her personality is starting to come out and she is as sweet as can be! I love that when I pick her up and bring her close to my face, she smiles and smiles. Yesterday she had her first little conversation with Curtis with lots of cooing. I also caught them having their first dance in the living room to some song on a country music awards show. It was precious.
Thank You, Lord, for my two Blessings! Help me always treat them as such!