I removed a few things until we know more. :) I don't want to be presumptuous about outcome. Please Keep us in your Prayers! We want what is right before the Lord. The Lord knows. :) But we are moving Full Steam Ahead!
In the mean time, we had a wonderful day yesterday! The girlies went to Hobby Lobby and picked out their annual Christmas Ornament. This tradition is one that I thoroughly enjoy. I love seeing them study and study and finally decide!
Of course Anna, could not decide. She had 2 kitten ornaments picked but she could only pick one.
She was really stressed about which one would fit "clow paw's personality". She asked all of us our opinion, and we told her both ornaments were wonderful, but she would need to decide. She put them both back and said, "I can't decide!"
I told her, now sweetie, not deciding is deciding! So, after a few encouragements, she finally decided!
You know what she decided?
For me, I picked a chicken sitting on a nest. :)
This is Anna's 8th time to get an ornament. It is Sarah's 6th, and Erika's 5th. (I think) LOL
They love getting the old ornaments out and looking at them... I love hearing them say, there it is! That is the one I picked! Making those memories for them has replaced many bad memories that were there before. It gives me hope for any children that may come into our family that they too will be able to make new memories that will last them for a life time. :)
We will make some ornaments this year too, to add to our tree. I retired several very old things last year, it sorta made me sad..... but they really were falling apart. My boys are getting old! LOL
I still have some of what they made. There was this Angel that Marcus made in 1st grade. It finally fell apart, but NOT before I took a picture of it. :) I need to scan the pic so I can show you his precious angel and hung on the wall every year. When he was in high school he said, "Mom, do you still have to hang that?" LOL My answer was, "Yes!" YOU made it! :)
What plans do you have that are unique to your family that you repeat each year for your children to make memories? Have they begun to connect Christmas or Thanksgiving with their new memories?
“I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God- it changes me.”
― C. S. Lewis
― C. S. Lewis
I believe in the sun even when it's not shining. I believe in love even when I don't feel it. And I believe in God even when He is silent. (quote found on the wall of a concentration camp)