Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Word Wednesday


YES!  That's a WHOLE gallon of 'soft beige' paint on BLACK carpet!!

YES! That's my dad on his (very sickly) knees, scrubbing away at 10:30 at night!!

YES! That's the SAME spot (we moved the bed) the next day!!

And all my children said..."Hallelujah, thank you poppa!"

Monday, May 18, 2009

There's only one thing..and it's not mastercard.

Supply & Install New Carpet- $400
Newly purchased can of paint that was spilled on carpet - $32
Two towels ruined while cleaning up paint - $20
Pair of pants also ruined - $15
Bottle of oxyclean for cleanup -$8

'Paint spiller' sleeping in soccer gear because he "may never be able to play soccer again" - PRICELESS!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Happy Birthday dear Hannah...HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!

My dearest Hannah,

Today is your 7th birthday.  I can hardly believe it.  You are growing up so fast.  It seems like just yesterday I told you that you were getting so big, and to slow down a little.  Oh wait.  It WAS yesterday.
It's not that I don't want you to get 'big'. I know that you will.
It's just that I am so enjoying who you are right now, that I can wait for you to grow.

Since the day you were born, you have brought JOY into our world.  Your enthusiasm for life is contagious, and you daily remind me to find that JOY in the little things.  You have an intense amount of your fathers passion inside of you.  I love that.

One of my favourite things about you is that you are your own person.  Although you like current fads, and appreciate others approval, you consistently make up your own mind and ideas.  At times, there may be some who would be embarrassed to go 'in public' with what you had chosen to wear, but I simply LOVE IT!  Knowing you feel confident in who you are is rewarding to me.  I pray you always feel this assurance in who GOD has made you.

You show genuine care with your siblings, and will often do without if it means that they will benefit.  You are a 'little mother' -- if only I had $1 for every time I have had to say "I am their mother Hannah, not you".  You are tender and compassionate.   You love with everything you have.

You are fiercely independant.  A tad stubborn.  You get that honestly.  You seem wise beyond your years some days.  An 'old soul' grandma says.  You live with respect, and hate to see anyone breaking the "rules".  Just remember that we have no control over what others do.  And always remember that, ultimately, God is in control.

We waited so long for you, your father and I.  We are so so glad you are here.

Our love for you is immeasurable.  We love you deeply.

Happy Birthday Hannah Joy!!