Sunday, February 8, 2009

This is how a 5-YEAR-OLD rolls...

Griffin turned 5 on Saturday. *sniff sniff* Is it true? Is my baby really 5? He chose to take his peeps bowling on Friday night. A great time was had by all. He got the best gift EVER...a "real ah-tist aht easel." Pictures to come soon. BTW - have I mentioned that my baby is READING! Yep, he is. Not just a little bit, he is reading whole books. The other night he was reading the Dick and Jane classic WE LOOK, and the only word he stumbled over was "something." Be still my heart. Happy Birthday to my sweet surprise, my miracle baby Griffin.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

i'm still here

Regarding my last post...thanks.
Thanks for all the sweet comments, emails, and calls. Each one was appreciated and came at just the perfect time.

Regarding the prayers...THANKS.
They are appreciated more than you will know. I ask that you do continue to remember Keith in your prayers. He is the neatest kid and the most amazing gift. He is a harder worker than most adults I know. Sometimes, as his Mama, I get to that point where I am tired of watching him struggle and I wonder why things aren't changing for him. I just have to remind myself that God is working on Keith's behalf. He created Keith and is working a good thing in him. :) I believe that all 3 of my boys have a calling on their lives, but especially Keith. (Matt I right?) Shawn and I have committed our sons to the Lord, they are His. We believe and stand on the promise that God will use them for His glory. Sometimes, I have a hard time remembering "hands off, Mama...God is in control." Even when I can't feel Him or see Him...HE IS IN CONTROL.

I like to go into the boys' rooms at night when they are asleep and speak scripture over them. I find verses that I feel "fits" them, and I whisper them over my children as they sleep. Call me crazy, it's like my deal with God. I figure that I am "reminding Him" of His word, and claiming it for my boys. For Keith especially, I look for scriptures that deal with "the mind" or "peace of mind." Dyslexia is basically confusion of the mind. (my term there) I am CLINGING to the following scriptures for my oldest boy.
You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you because he trusts in you. Isaiah 26:3
But there is a spirit in man, and the Breath of The Almighty gives him understanding. Job 32:8

That's all for tonight, kiddos. I have LOTS more to post on a later date. Circus pictures, Griffin is turning 5 this week *SOB SOB*, and lots of other funny stories. Hope all is well with you and yours. With me and mine - it isn't perfect. But it is BEE-YOU-TEE-FUL.