It took forever for my toddler to start talking but today, as we were driving away from church, he said Bye church, see you next week. Trusting my mama gut and deciding to let him learn at his own pace instead of frustrating my independent spirit with speech therapy when he had no desire to talk yet was absolutely the right choice.
And, just like that, we have a tooth! 👶😬
It wasn't long ago that the phrase Find Your Tribe and Love Them Well made me sad. No one was seeking me out to be a part of their tribe. I didn't feel as though I was being loved well. . When I finally realized that I was asking for something I wasn't giving, my whole attitude changed. Instead of seeking out love, I gave it. Surprise, surprise, I received it back as well! . Head over to the blog (www.simplemomentsstick.com) to read all about my change of heart and find out what you should be doing to get your friendship cup filled!
It's awesome to see Caleb seeking and learning. He always tries to figure out the way things work and he gets so focused while he does that. He's definitely a science kiddo! What subject does it seem like your little one naturally gravitates toward? . Not long ago, we took Caleb to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry to foster his love of all things science. Head over to the blog (www.simplemomentsstick.com) to find out why we weren't too sure it was toddler friendly and how we discovered that it totally was!
Easy like a Sunday morning isn't something that resonates with me. As a pastor's wife, my Sunday mornings are spent getting two boys ready for church on my own. Since having Josiah, I rarely get to sit through a whole church service since he thinks it's a good idea to get fussy during the sermon. Quite a few weeks are spent helping out in one Sunday school class or another during the service I'm not attending. After church I have to rush home to get both my boys down for naps. Replace Easy with Stressful and that's what my Sunday mornings are like. . Nate and I have been thinking about this a lot. Church is work for him. Sunday mornings are hectic for me. Isn't this day supposed to be a Sabbath rest? We decided that we need to be observing a Sabbath rest - both for our own souls and to grow closer to the Lord. The past few weeks have consisted of us taking a 24 hour Sabbath - Sunday dinner until Monday dinner - without work, mindless technology, and social media. This Sabbath is spent resting, fellowship with other believers, spending intentional time as a family, and growing closer to the Lord. It's only been a few weeks but it's been unbelievably refreshing. . I'm going to be blogging about our Sabbath eventually. Do you have any questions you'd like me to answer?
Mama, bawl go 'round 'nd 'round 'nd 'round His little voice just crushes me!
Have I ever told you about playing softball in eighth grade? Well, during the first morning practice we were catching fly balls and one landed directly on my nose, breaking it and giving me two black eyes. My parents didn't let me quit and, although I did horribly all season, I got chosen for the Most Inspirational award. Let's just say I didn't continue in my softball career...