The light inside

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Silliness turns spiritual

Having kids in church is distracting, let's just be honest. I don't always get to focus on the message and worship experience as much as I would like. I'm sure those of you with children totally understand.

This morning I my distraction was a typical one, Caleb. Caleb loves food. We bring snacks and a drink for the kids each week, because it makes everything flow smoother. Caleb has figured out that the servers who bring communion every week are bringing food. He also understands that we get the food, and if we get it he wants it. He stands up when he sees them coming and watches them like a hawk. When they come by and start to pass the trays he holds out his hands and squeezes them, which is his sign for "I want that!" I can't help it. Everytime it cracks me up. It's just so funny that he has figured this ritual out and wants so badly to persuade these men to give him a cracker. Today I tried to offer him a goldfish, but he shook his head no and just waited to see if he would get a cracker. Today we were sitting with my parents and my Dad was holding him, and he just barely kept it together.

As I laughed at all of this, a thought struck me. As funny as it is right now, I hope this is a pattern that continues in my son's life, at least metaphorically. It is my prayer that throughout Caleb's life he will hunger and thirst for the body and cleansing blood of Jesus Christ. How cool is it to think that his whole life my son would be consumed and enthralled by the sacrifice of his Savior. That he would always wait on the edge of his seat, then refuse other things to fill himself with the only thing that really satisfies the blood and body of Christ. That is my prayer for you sweet boy. I love you.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

What a week!!!!

Last week (actually it's been 2 weeks now) was absolutely crazy!!! Both kiddos had a birthday, so I am now the proud mother of a 4 year old, and a 1 year old! It would have been crazy enough with just that, but throw in Halloween, grandma coming to visit, and the never ending stomach virus, and it was just about more than I could handle. Praise God that Justin had the week off between rotations, and was home to help me through it!

Elizabeth had a great birthday, and we decided that this year she would have her own party on the 30th. So she had a blast at the park with her friends. I went all out and made her cake it was Dora, and I will have to post a pic tomorrow. So after her party on Tuesday, on her birthday we went to Chuck E. Cheese to play then dinner at her choice... Fazoli's. After that we ran back home to change into our Halloween costumes and do some trick or treating. (Caleb was sick, fussy, and tired so Batman was in his costume for about 10 minutes, and never made it outside. I didn't even get a picture of them together.) She had a blast, and it is pretty unbelievable to me that she is four. Maybe it is because she acts 6 sometimes...

Poor Caleb was so sick for 8 days, that we still haven't had his birthday party yet. Thankfully he has stopped vomitting, and gained some of his weight back. I did get a few pictures of him on his birthday, but they are pretty sad.

I'm just glad that I wasn't alone that week to do it all myself. This is definately one reason why you have two parents. :)

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