They've flown by.
Such a short time ago...
Now he's first choice for his brother
as littler one sneaks into his bed for snuggles and comfort.
All those laps walked late at night, working to calm colicky tummy...
...He often works late into the night
to calm his mama's colicky need to have the kitchen clean.
Never ending questions...
a friend remarked just yesterday
how that was a big part of her first memory of our boy.
...He's still asking questions...
if only the answers were as simple as they used to be.
even more than he wanted his own way...
...we still watch those internal battles wage. And smile ~
A young gentleman, ready to serve, free with his smile,
quick to apologize once convicted...
...his mama could
It is such a blessing and a privilege to call him our boy!
Happy Birthday, Bren Bren!
We thank God every day for sharing you with our family.
this week's gratitude list
(#'s 1626 - 1649)
his amazingly perfect, so-often-seen, smile
a subtle sense of humor that trickles out when I'm so not expecting it
that God works and grows our children in spite of us
really liking the man he is becoming
calling him "Tim" by mistake, because he sounds just like his father
seeing his daddy in him, seeing his Heavenly daddy in him
the fact that for his 16th, he's chosen a low-key dinner party with a few family friends, knowing that he'll probably end up helping to prepare, serve, and restore... rather than a big party centered on celebrating him
looking forward to celebrating his 16 years with dear friends later this week
cool evenings, cold mornings (yes, cold here is relative)
Monday mostly off
the evidence of God's grace in the life of a friend
traveler safely returned
much biggers, our biggers and littlers running around the property like mad men and women, playing tag
puppy cage finished - and our huge, beautiful puppies liking it
curtain rod installed in my bathroom
finding the belt to my bathrobe - still thanking the Lord, because it is so nice to snuggle in my robe on these cold mornings
listening to little to one singing along with Dora
trying a new, lovely bread recipe - and having it work, delightfully, the very first time
still learning in Kings
impromptu slumber parties
text messages that finally arrive and make me smile, even though they are several days late