Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sunday night thoughts

Thank you all for your kind and happy congratulations to us on the news of Baby #5.  I was reminded this week of Proverbs 16:24 Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.  I have feasted on honey and been blessed by the response of such genuine gratefulness for the little life that God has created for us.  You all have encouraged my heart and I am so thankful to share life with each of you.

Last week, was a rough start back to school after a week off for fall break and a light week of school the week before since we traveled to meet our newest family member.  During those two weeks, I didn't realize Brady had rearranged his daily sleeping schedule and somehow we lost an early morning nap time.  A nap time that made school peaceful and less interrupted.  So, we depended heavily on Cheerios and the Johny Jumper to get us through the first of the week and by the end, I found the early morning nap by working it back into our life! :)
 The older kids needed some extra motivation to be cheerful and eager to do school, so we added lots of fall crafts, painting leaves and etching leaves. They were in a rut and sometimes I forget that this really can be fun without taking anything away.  I'm super proud of Bethany and Joseph both, they are doing amazing in school and as long they are motivated, they whip right through whatever we are learning and retain so much.

The day we told the kids that we were expecting, we went to Barnes and Noble and bought, "Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed" {that poor monkey mommy, I have a feeling she and I are going to have so much in common!}and we have been reading "Five Little Pepper's and How The Grew" together in the afternoons.
Jenna's dolly has been in need of some repair for months, it's a wonder her entire arm didn't rip out in the time it took me to finally sew her up.
Sew her up I finally did, not discreetly either.  I have a feeling this is only the beginning of many repairs, I'm already wishing I had made her a little more washable and durable, and maybe given her elbows.
I was thinking that I want Dolly to reflect not only the love that I made her with the very first time, but also the love that I repair her with each time again and again.  I was reminded of God and His working in each of our lives.  We are continually being created, He can take our broken, worn out, holes and rips and make them into so much more.  Reflections of Him, His beauty, His markings that He is still at work.  His plan is to not only repair and heal but leave more than just what was before.

Brady's obsession for wheels skyrocketed when Joe and Joseph introduced him to these little monster trucks today.  He is so cute crawling around pushing his little truck.  I said this about my girls last week and now I'll say it about my boys, "Boys are so much fun!"
Speaking of obsessions, I'm completely obsessed with this song and can't stop playing it over and over on youtube.  I won't tell you how many times I've listened to it today, it's embarrassing or some might say psychotic.


Bonnie said...

Wow...CONGRATULATIONS!!! I loved the previous post...I adore how you speak the Truth.

One good thing is the pregnancy is sure to fly by keeping busy with the others. Keep us updated. Congrats again. The pics are great!

jess said...

Thrilled for you Miranda! I love popping in on you and going through all the posts I've missed. It seems I only have time to read every couple of weeks now... You are a blessing to me, and I hope the weeks of sickness with this baby are a distant memory soon.

Miranda said...

My 4 month old daughter passed away in August and it's been hard. That song is one that I play ALL the time too, it gives me such encouragement! Congrats on #5!

Anonymous said...

Not sure if I've told you this lately...but I'm so excited about #5! Selah will have so many cousins close to her age! Loved your post when you shared your heart about being pregnant. Your words are always so eloquent and spoken from your heart. Love it! ~Erin

Miranda said...

Thanks you Erin! Telling everyone has made it so much more real and exciting!