Thursday, May 27, 2010

Spiritual growth

I don't know if I can take credit for this--I know some of it is my doing but not all. But Hannah is so spiritually aware.

I've posted before about how she wants to pray a lot. Well, now she knows when she needs to pray--when she is frustrated or upset. If she wishes someone were there and they are not, she prays for them. If she is frustrated with me or her brother, she wants to pray. I know this is because I pray when I am frustrated with them. And yeah, it happens enough for her to pick it up. Bad or good? I don't know, but I think it's awesome she's praying so much.

A few days ago I was singing "How Great Thou Art," and Hannah was trying to sing along. I talked to her about what the song meant....

I asked her if she knew Jesus could live in her heart. "Heart." I asked her if she liked Jesus. "Yes." Did she want Jesus to live in her heart? "Yes."

She's two. I don't know how much she understands.

I prayed.
"Jesus, Hannah loves to talk to you by praying and learn about you. If she is truly ready and willing, I pray that you would come and live in her heart. Amen."

My job's not done, not by a long shot. I don't know if she understood any of that. But she picks up on so much. She's learning letters and numbers and colors and animals--and all of that pales next to the importance of learning about God. And I wish I were more productive and less angry and frustrated and sleepy--but if being overwhelmed at the edge of myself leads to my daughter's spiritual awareness, if that is how God uses my weakness to display his strength, bring it.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Blogging, tweeting, electioneering and babies

Haven't been blogging recently, have I?

Let's see... Third (Peter) turned 5 months old yesterday. He started cereal in the evenings at 4 months 1 week, and loves it. My supply wasn't keeping up, and he was nursing I think more than ten hours lots of days... but now that's more reasonable and he's so much happier. The time was right to start cereal, and I'm at peace with doing it, and it seems to have made everything work better. I wanted to make it to 6 months exclusively breastfeeding, but with all the problems we had early on it is great that we managed to get to exclusively breastfeeding at all. Maybe next time around :)

Firstborn (Hannah) turns 2 on Saturday, and we're having a party. Seven toddlers, 10 adults, 5ish teens, 4 preschoolers and gradeschoolers and a baby have RSVPed. (4 toddlers and 6 adults haven't gotten back to me). Activities will include coloring, balloon sorting, bubble machine, and eating jigglers. Hannah selected her own party favors--rubber duckies and mini-bubble containers.

I am losing weight (yay!) by eating low carb (boo!). My husband was elected town moderator on May 2 after serving a year by appointment (because no one else wanted the job then), beating two challengers and drawing more than half of the popular vote.

I'm on twitter as @GlorifyHisSon, hence some of my lack of blogging.

I've been feeling pregnant since March, testing every other week, and failing all the tests. Today's sign of pregnancy: peeing all the time.

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