Friday, September 11, 2009

The start to a new school year <3

So far we have the start of school and one birthday has past. In two days my youngest will be celebrating his 8th birthday. Where did the time go?

5th grade for Eric has started off really well. He has the same teacher this year which is great. This gentleman has drawn out a confidence in Eric that no one else has been able to reach. Eric is well into the wonderful start of adolescence. He and I have had some definite misunderstandings as to has smart or not so smart I am. :) He all in all is a great kid. We are getting really close to looking each other literally in the eye. This kid is almost 5 ft. he only has an inch to go.

This is the best start to a school year for Stephen. We are into 2nd grade. Everyday this week he has come home and started many sentences with "My teacher is so nice, she lets us..." He is calm and so far we have had no phone calls or notes home. Stephen has never liked school. The rules and structure got in his way.

We are well on our way to raising up two fine young men. I pray every step of the way for God to guide Jason and I. I want the boys to look back and say wow, they really loved us. I want them to become the men of God that I have been called to raise. I want them to win others to the Lord and to someday find the helpmate that God has chosen out for them. I pray that we can instill into them the foundations of who our God is and why we serve Him, so they continue to follow him all of their days. Right now they just need my prayers, love and attention. The future is scary unless you look at it with God holding you up and helping you to do what he has called you to do.

Pro 22:6
Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.

I know that this school year will have its bumps, but for now I am very optimistic.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

A new me

Today I am starting a new journal. I use my journal for my Bible studies, notes in Church and my personal feelings and thoughts. This is more like a long letter to God. Every time I fill one up and start a new one I feel that I am starting into a new chapter and season in God and my spiritual walk. This time is no different.

I have changed a lot this year. I know people are seeing the external changes, but I wonder if they realize that the outside is only changing because the inside has changed. I have found that God loves me the WAY I AM. Not the way someone else is, but the way he made me.

I am still a work in progress and there are many other things that have changed in me this last year. The biggest is that I like me!

God is incredible and I plan to learn more about him and me this year.