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 E...am 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.


DaNella Auten said...

Hey, I'm sure you've heard it all, but something I hadn't heard until today, is a way to connect the vision with tactile is sand paper letters and numbers. You cut letters and numbers out of sand paper, and they trace them with their fingers, somehow it connects the site with the feel, and helps to keep it straight.
Neat idea.

parledge said...

Hey, I was not aware that Keith had been diagnoised with dyslexia. I will be praying for him, It was a joy to "play" with you today at school. I love you so. Tricia

Joannie said...

Hey girl! You hold on to the fact that GOD IS IN CONTROL of everything --- even if we don't see or feel it! Sometimes when I see my children have to go thru things & I'm questioning it all, I remember Phil. 1:6. The NIV version I quote but I LOVE the Msg version. "There has never been a doubt in my mind that the God who started this Great work in you would keep at it & bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day of Christ Jesus appears." BTW what Keith is dealing with will be a part of his testimony for God one day. It may also be a daily testimony to others of how you & the fam love him thru this time! God hears & answers our prayers maybe not like we want but so he can be glorified!!!! Continue to pray for your boys, love them thru their problems & let God get the glory for the awesome men of God that they become! (& they will be awesome men of God)!!!!! Love ya!

Matt said...

That's what I felt...

suzimuniz said...

Amy, I don't know how many times I have said this to you and about you...You inspire me. You make me want to be better at everything I do. especially---parenting. I love all the pictures of your family. I look into the faces of your boys and can see that they know they are loved! Rest in that. Love you girl, more than you know, Love Suzi

Gran said...

Keith is an amazing child with amazing parents and grandparents! I am thankful each day that God knows my name and each day was planned before the beginning of time. The same is true for Keith. He is an amazing work in progress! I am thankful that in your life and mine that God is in control! Hold the course and keep your focus!

Gran said...

Mrs. Martin,
Your 2nd grade class was researching blogs and podcasts. We looked yours up to show it as an example. We love you!

Mrs. Winslett and class