Studying my Bible the other day I came across some notes I had jotted down by some verses. I'm not sure how long ago I had wrote them, but they really touched my heart as I looked back over them and I thought I would share them with you.
What is a friend? We all have different answers to that question for what we would define a friend as. But I am going to give you the Biblical definition. They are coming from the New Living Translation. I like to use that Bible when I am studying scripture because I can understand it better.
(1) A friend is willing to sacrifice.
1 Samuel 18:4
Jonathan sealed the pack by taking off his robe and giving it to David, together with his tunic, sword, bow, and belt.
(2) A friend is a loyal defense before others.
1 Samuel 19:4
The next morning Jonathan spoke with his father about David, saying many good things about him. "The king must not sin against his servant David," Jonathan said.
(3) A friend gives others the freedom to be themselves.
1 Samuel 20:41
As soon as the boy was gone, David came out from where he had been hiding near the stone pile. Then David bowed three times to Jonathan with his face to the ground. Both of them were in tears as they embraced each other and said good-bye, especially David.
(4) A friend is a constant source of encouragement.
1 Samuel 23:15-16
One day near Horesh, David received the news that Saul was on the way to Ziph to search for him and kill him. Jonathan went to find David and encouraged him to stay strong in his faith in God.
I won't say a whole lot about those because they will speak to you differently than they spoke to me. I know for my personal self that I just try really hard to be a faithful friend & always try my hardest to encourage my friends and others. I may not always agree with what others do, but that's me giving them the freedom to be themselves.
ALWAYS BE A GOOD FRIEND :)!!!
Thursday, June 27, 2013
A LITTLE ABOUT SOPHIE TODAY:
- She loves to dance. Has a passion for dancing.
- Still can be mean as a snake, but yet sweet as an angel
- Wants her hair down and "scraggly" 90% of the time.
- She doesn't really have a favorite food. She eats anything. Has a great appetite.
- Completely potty trained. Has beat her brother on that with the night time pottying.
- Loves to sing. Will sing at the top of her lungs and not care who is listening.
- If you have something to eat, just be prepared to share with her. She WILL want a bite or a sip.
- She loves to tumble just like her big sister & is not afraid to try anything.
- She is scared of bugs just like me.
- She weighs 24 lbs.
- Every night before she goes to sleep, she will look at me and say, "Good night mom" & that's when I know she is giving it up.
****Our life would be so boring without her in it****
Babee made her cute birthday outfit :)!!! So she started the day out by opening it.
Her only request yesterday was for us to make a "Purple Strawberry cake".... & that is exactly what baby girl got. She didn't want to go anywhere. Just hang out at home. I was surprised and kept asking to go to the park, get ice cream, or something.... but nope. Just to play at home.
At some point I walked in Sophie's room to find that they had dumped not only all of her clothes from the drawers, but a lot of Karter's too!!! My My My.... no worries..... while I got a shower, they were under strict orders to put it all back up.
The Big Sister...... :).....
My dear Sophie....... wow. THREE...... THREE??? How are you THREE??? You have always brought so much life to our little family. Not a day goes by that you do not make us all laugh. In your 3 years of life, you have made me a better person. A better mom. A stronger woman. I have learned so much in the past 3 years & I am an entirely different person today because of it. I cannot imagine life without you in it. You are the funniest, strongest, wildest, smartest, happiest, loving three year old I know. You are hard headed, strong willed, and take no crap off anyone LOL!! That is all what makes you.... YOU! I thank God everyday that he blessed us with you. You have a special spunk about you. A spunk that definitely helps our family to not be so boring. I love you sweet Sophie with all of my heart and I am so thankful God chose me to be your Mom! Thank you for all you have taught me without even realizing you were teaching anything.
Love you, Mommy
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
The other morning while Face timing, Kyle and Sophie were practicing holding up "3" fingers she her birthday was almost here. She couldn't get them to cooperate haha. So I taught her to just do the "ok" symbol and that holds 3 up. Works for me!
In the meantime with all of that, Babee mentioned Burger King for lunch, so I went and got that while she was doing the 2nd lawn mower swap.
Well y'all, Heidi has graduated from the kids meal to a regular sized meal. The kids meals just do not fill her up. I got her a Whopper Jr and when we got home, it was a tiny burger. So I put it on Karter's burger and low and behold..... SAME SIZE!!! How about that? So I paid more for her a burger that she could have gotten with a kids meal. So FYI to everyone!
I got me a chicken sandwich. By the time I got everyone situated with their food, Heidi was finished with hers and was still hungry. Like any other mom would do, I gave her mine. So I paid $27 for a Burger King meal that I didn't even get to eat.
I managed to get Dad & Yana's mower loaded and the kids and when we got up the road, the bottom fell out. So I unloaded it in the pouring rain. When we got back home it still wasn't raining LOL! So I loaded moms. Heidi was so nervous because it was lightening and thundering. I managed to load it before the rain and up the road of course it was pouring again. Wouldn't you know when we got to moms it hadn't even rained. Funny how that works.
Here we are after 1 of the times with getting soaked.....
In the mean time, my cousin sent me this picture of her beautiful daughter in one of the birthday shirts I made her. It put a big smile on my face :)!!!
The babies love to help me cook..... and I will be honest.... I love for them to help me.
AND GUESS WHOSE BIRTHDAY IS TODAY..... yep..... our Sophie girl. I took this picture last night. Her last night as a 2 year old!!!! Time seriously flies.
Monday, June 24, 2013
The next few pictures are from last week when Hank stayed with us.
Thursday was kind of a rough day, so Mom asked if we wanted to come eat supper at her house to change up our scenery. I jumped right on it. I took Lovey so she could check her out with me.
Silly Sophie girl... waving and telling me she is "Hollywood" LOL!
Here are our precious kiddos at Kayleigh's 1st birthday. Party #1:
After church we came home to eat, change, and get ready for #4 for the weekend.
I also went ahead and cleaned the chickens bin. They are getting so big....
Here is Heidi's fabulous Justice outfit hehe....