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Welcome to T.A.D.ay in the Life!

Welcome to T.A.D.ay in the Life!
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Sunday, March 30, 2008

I WANT to love God

This morning before church really even started; Trevor, for some reason, came to me this morning at church, out of the blue and told me "mommy" he whispered, "my head doesn't want me to love God, but I do. In here," he pointed to his chest, "in here I do mommy, it's just that my head doesn't want me to."

WOW, what a statement! Out of the Mouths Of Babes, they say, right?

Our heads tell us, "this is ridiculous, what am I doing? Is God even there? Does He care?" But it's called Faith. And in our hearts, we just have to decide that He is what we want. That we do love Him, because we KNOW that He loves us!

For a SIX year old to share his faith with me like that, all on his little own, I know that My God Real, and I know that He has big plans for my little boy. WOW.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Remembering

I was just (through an odd series of events on the computer and in my head - haha) on another bloggers site. For those of you who know me well, or who have heard me speak and sing and share my story, you know what my family has been through. It's been rough.
This other blog that I was on, brought back A LOT of memories. A mother has been told that her daughter will not be born. I remember the day when they told us the same thing. When the doctor so coldly told us that she probably wouldn't live, BUT if she did, she would/could be deformed or at the very least, very small and might not make it very long.
But I also remember the events in my life over the next days like they were yesterday, and the way that God made it clear to me that HE and only HE was in charge of whether or not my baby girl lived or died. And He made it abundantly clear that she would LIVE!
Not only did she live, but she was my BIGGEST baby!!
Please pray with me for this woman, this sister in Christ for her baby girl. Please pray that the Lord would give them a peace like He gave me that dreadful day. That VERY day he started to speak to my heart. Pray that this will happen for this woman also. God Is Good! If you've never heard about this before, please feel free to read MY STORY on www.jsministry.faithweb.com and again I say, God Is Good

Monday, March 24, 2008

Communion

With just having had Easter, and talking about the Crucifixion and what that means to us, it's been on everyone's minds here in our house.
I thought I'd share a few things about that.
For the first time, on Christmas Eve, the Triplets took Communion. Our church believes in 'open communion' in which anyone who has a personal love and relationship with Jesus Christ, and understands that they are taking it to basically thank Him, and remember Him, are welcome to participate. So we talked and talked and talked it over.
The kids did SO well. They were very reverent. I told them that as we went up to get the bread and'wine' that they should say "Thank You" to Jesus. So they did that.
NOW, here comes Easter. We don't have communion every Sunday like some churches might, so I'm not sure if there was another one between Christmas and Maundy Thursday Service or not. However, we once again decided to let the kids do it. Again, they were full of questions, and were telling US what they knew about it all.
Then there was a conversation something like this:

"Dylan, why do we take communion?"
"Because Jesus died for us!"
"Why did He die for us?"
"So we can LIVE!!"

Just so you know, that is not how I worded things with him when I explained it all, but that's what he got from everything, and I'm SO proud of him.
I'll write more on a couple of things about Abbey and Trevor tomorrow, but my eyes are droopy and my head is nodding! Good Night all.............

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Sunny Day Homeschool

Today was SO nice. It's cold, but really sunny and the birds are out and about again!
The kids and I went out, and were going to take a walk or ride bikes, but somehow we ended up picking up sticks instead. We talked about "Community" and what that means, and how picking up sticks and making our community look nice, was a good thing to do. It not only helps our community, it makes God happy.
THAT"S what I like about homeschooling. THAT'S how I want to do things. Not were someone is keeping track of how many hours (5 a day) I'm doing, and what I'm doing. I thought that was what I needed, but I'm finding that I'm a pretty good teacher WITHOUT that step by step instruction. They learned more by doing that today, about community, than if we had done a paper on community.
SO, next year, we are going to home school on our own. No more Internet school. At least not now. Maybe when they're older. I'm excited about next year already. We've got LOTS of books and cool things for school next year already!!! WOOHOO!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Can't Believe It's Been So Long! - Birthday & "Beautiful as a Rose"

I Cannot believe that I haven't written in a YEAR!! What is WRONG with me? (look below, it's like almost a year to the exact day!!! I did NOT do that on purpose! ha ha)
Wow, there's so much to tell, I probably won't get it all in this post. The kids and I are already planning their July Birthday party. We are going to have a Royal Ball. We're all so excited.
Abbey of course wants to be a Princess and the boys decided they would be Knights.
I'm hoping to have it at the Grotto in the back of Nazareth Hall, this BEAUTIFUL place down the street from us, that LOOKS like a castle. The kids think it is anyways. The yard out back and Grotto are Gorgeous. I meet with a lady from there (one of the owners) on Friday, so I'm hoping I can do it there for a VERY reasonable price, otherwise, the party will be in the church fellowship hall, and we'll just decorate it to our liking.

I have to share this tidbit. The other day, the kids and I went to my friend Mary's house to bake Easter Cookies. The kids went with her to walk the dogs, while I stayed at the house to read my book and just vegetate. I gave Trevor my cell phone, and told them that if they wanted to call me, that they could, but only if they needed to, and not too much. So, of course, they were ecstatic. I put her house number in, so that all he'd have to do is push the Send button twice, and "viola!"
SO, of course, not long after they left, the phone rang. It was Trevor, and he told me "I love you mommy."
I said "I love you too."
Then he said "You Are As Beautiful As A Rose." aaaaawwwwwww