Thursday, May 28, 2009

Simple pleasures

Deuteronomy 5:33
Walk in all the way that the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess.

During our Memorial Day hayride, Joseph and I took a walk down the railroad track at one of our stops. It's something I had wanted to do with him for some time. He loves trains, loves the steamies, Thomas lingo, and the diesels, but his favorite are the steamies. He loves the coal tenders.
As we were walking we found a piece of coal. He carried it in his pocket the rest of the day like it was a piece of gold. I am going to paint a clear coat on it so that it won't rub off anymore.

I love this little engineer hat wearing boy. I am so thankful for the blessing he is, for his Thomas compulsion, his long stories, the way he makes a car track and calls is a "Woopty-woop", his soft heart and his truthfulness. I love how through his eyes, everything is going to be alright. He doesn't sweat the small stuff and hardly cares about the big stuff. He lives in the moment and is always willing to share it.


Sweats, Nikes, and No Make-up said...

Joseph is most definitely my favorite (only) nephew! I'll be happy to share my Wii remote with him any time. :)

mummyof5monsters said...

those are awesome pictures! and that last paragraph nearly made me cry!

MommaD said...

the world of thomas and how intriguing it is to the little men always amazes me! great photos!

3 Bay B Chicks said...

I adore these photos. Aren't they simply quintessential summer? Oh, how they make me smile.

Having kids in your life really helps us all to keep things in perspective. Funny, isn't it.


Sarah Combs said...

Miranda you are such an awesome mom. I want to be like you when I grow up!

Bonnie said...

Oh he is such a boy!

My oldest also does not sweat the small stuff which I over do this and it annoys me.

Great pics once again.

Miranda said...

Thanks guys.

Sarah, thanks for you kind words, but did you read about my garden??? As of right now, it's dead! I am hoping to replant it next week. You are an awesome mom too!!!!!