i'm reminded (on a regular basis these days) about how big God is and how small i am. and how much He has everything under control and how much He wants me to make every day about Him in everything i do.
so today, i've just been watching my kids, really looking at them (choking back the tears) and realizing how thankful i am to be their mom. amidst all the "no's" and "stop that" and "leave each other alone." i was especially watching jake tonight b/c it seems since he's gone to pre-k he's grown up even more...learning to spell small words, even "read" certain words, he LOVES to draw and make up songs and tunes (have no idea where he got that from, ha ha ha) and he just amazes me. as does ella in her own special way.....
so tonight was a non-eventful night at the venable home, non-eventful to some but full of memories and laughs for me...pardon me whilst i become sentimental...and i know those of you who know me so well are laughing your butts off b/c i used to make fun of people (shara, krystal) for being so sentimental and now i find myself more than ever not wanting time to move on when it comes to my kids....i know it will, and it will be great b/c i can't wait to see what both of their futures have in store...but for now i really am going to live each day with them as they're supposed to be lived, as a gift from God. not looking to far into the future and not worrying about what happened yesterday, but concentrating on today and what we can do to make sure it's a good one.
so brandon suggested we watch mary poppins (no i'm not making that up, he too is becoming a softie but he would NEVER admit it) and so we put the movie in and it became more background noise than anything...and jake and dad drew together and me and ella just laughed and acted silly....
no this picture isn't posed...they really do, do this, on a regular basis!
so that was our friday night...and i just wanted to share, more for myself to remember i guess but also to maybe remind anyone else who needs reminding, to enjoy your kids, your spouse, life in general....don't keep waiting for the main course to come, every course is a gift from God!
(taken from "anonymous" by alicia britt chole)