Monday, October 29, 2007

The Mom Song by GoFish

Here is the lyrics to a new song off of Go Fish's newest CD Snazzy
And the Go Fish website:

If you have a stroller
But you're still a rock and roller
You're a mom
If you're tired of doing dishes
And you know who Elmo's fish is
You're a mom
If you have a lot of fun
But your work is never done
You're a mom

You're the boss, the driver
The ultimate survivor
A doctor, a cooker
Your man thinks you're a looker
If you work all day
But you never get paid
You're a mom

If you need a sick day
But instead you're gonna play
You're a mom
If your first occupation
Sounds like a sweet vacation
You're a mom
If your living room floor
Looks like a toy store
You're a mom

If you mean the whole world
To a little boy or girl
You're a mom
The Bible that you hold
Can shape these little souls
You're a mom
If you have the most important job in the world
You're a mom

You're the boss, the driver
The ultimate survivor
A doctor, a cooker
Your man thinks you're a looker
If you work all day
But you never get paid
You're a mom

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Babies on Wordless Wednsday

Breastfeeding on Sesame Street

Thursday, October 18, 2007

My 5 year old with my camera

So, I let my 5 year old wander around the house with my camera taking pictures of some of his favorite things ... these make me smile. I'll admitt I wish the TV were not one of his favorite, but at least it was off :) The others are the Beta in his big brother's fish tank, his little brother drinking juice and his latest kids meal toy


My 12 year old Rosebud and I have taken the last few days off and made calendars for 2008. On Tuesday my friend and her daughter joined us, she brought her boys to play with my boys too. We had a great day being creative ... now I just need to get the photos on each month. I think my daughter's calendar looks better than mine :) I guess that should not surprise me as she is much more of an artist than I am. Still, its been fun and therapeutic to put aside the normal daily stuff and be creative!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Haiku Friday

Babies I'll never
Get to hold, cuddle or kiss
My angel babies

Liberty John and
Elijah Lee are resting
in our Savior's arms

What comfort to know
They have arrived safely "Home"
Engulfed in His Love

Haiku Friday

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Haiku Friday

My baby is two!
Now he can run, jump, and sing.
Where did those years go?

Once tiny and new
I'd hold and rock him all day
No words then just looks

Now he's on the go
Seems he speaks new words each day
And runs faster, too

I miss tiny toes
But now I tie shoes so he
can go out and play

I miss baby souds
But now he calls me Mama
And I love his voice

I miss tiny times
But its clear two will be fun
Together in love

Haiku Friday

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Rejoicing in not understanding

Why is it that all of our boys have loved things that have wheels and make loud noises? Our daughter never thought those kinds of things were extraordinary :) But all of our boys fight over who gets to "help" dad mow the lawn. Now, from the paranoid mama mind ... this seems like a very bad idea (as a lawn mower could potentially cause bodily harm), but I trust my hubby and I see how very much the boys enjoy helping dad with his "chores". I do hope they grow up to be just like this dad they adore so much. God has blessed me with a wonderful man! Lots of things I'll never really understand about him or our sons, but that's OK, they are wonderful sons of a living God and I'm proud to love them.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

How to add a photo to my profile?

Well, technology has me stumped :) I've tried and tried to find a way to add this photo to my profile and it just won't work ... giving up for the night.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Therapy in Blogs and Boards

These blog things are amazing, ha? People just talk (write) about life ... I've also found great fellowship in the discussion boards at Gentle Christian Mothers. Perhaps I'm an extreme extrovert who is not getting out enough with other adults these days, or perhaps I just need to talk (type) more that most people. Reading posts and blogs by other attachment parenting moms or other christian homeschooling moms, or other moms who have lost their babies to miscarriage ... its therapeutic (for lack of a better sounding word). Anyway here is a cut and paste from another mom's blog that really hit home for me today ... go check out her blog at:

Glass Half Full

Remembering back when I was pregnant with Mark I had this idea having a second child would be a laid-back experience since I've "been there done that" with Matt. Everyone tells you that. However, life's circumstances threw me a curve ball and I found myself suffering from bouts of PPD and constant anxiety. I was so ashamed to admit these feelings to anyone. I felt that maybe I wasn't measuring up to most normal moms. Don't get me wrong, I love being a mother and my boys are the most important treasures in my life, but all these attacks came against me and I was ready to give up. I needed support and for someone to tell me everything was going to be ok.

I knew I had to confide in close, trustworthy friends and most of all, Jesus had to heal my heart and mind. Thanks to people like Kristi, Stephanie and most of all, my mom, I was able admit my true heart, which was full of guilt and pain, and finally allow my spirit to be restored. Funny how in the midst of my roller coaster ride God taught me how I should value others and be there when they are in need. Isn't that just like our Father to do that? I wanted to make sure I was available when another person is faced with a crossroad. A battle. Or just a plain old cruddy day. No one really knows what happens behind close doors, so I decided to make myself available to others and bring a sense of hope.

At the end of this experience I found out most moms don't have it all together. Just when you think a mom is gliding through life with a smile on her face, you realize she has the same feelings you do. Those emotions of fear and worry. She is trying get through the day without breaking apart just like you. Why did I pass judgement on these women and think they were so much better than me? I couldn't answer that then, but now I think part of it was feeling sorry for myself and the other was just being too weary to even think positively anymore.

So when I entitled this blog Glass Half Full, I wanted moms to realize that life has its ups and downs. We all go through valleys and trials. We all have moments of joy and contentment. We need to be honest with each other. Support one another by being real and not hiding our emotions when life decides to shake us up a bit. And most of all to know that through it all, God is there every step of the way to lead and guide us. All we have to do is take His hand.

(To this day my dad is still cancer free!!!)

Posted by Lori @ Glass Half Full