Wee Man

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Parenting Idols

(I wrote this a few weeks ago … just now linking up here because I want you to hear me.)  PARENTING IDOLS I have a confession to make. I made an idol of my children. More accurately, the idea of my children, and my expectations of who they would be. I just knew, thanks to my loving yet firm hand, that they would exhibit first time obedience and perfect church behavior. We would homeschool, of course, with charts, and they would be...

Wee Man: A Birthday Letter

(We’ve endured a series of curveballs, but I am determined to write this boy a birthday letter. We are going on four months now…) A Birthday Letter Dear Son, Happy Birthday (ish). This birthday letter is long overdue. Five whole years you’ve been taking in air. You with the impossible grin and your daddy’s eyes peering up at me at 5 am. From the moment you exploded onto the scene, all red and squalling, you’ve been living your life at max capacity. It is...

To The Wee Man On Your Fourth Birthday

(Editor’s note: Fair Trade Friday will return next week. The birthday trumps it.) Dear Wee Man, on the occasion of your fourth birthday. You know, it took us twelve hours to name you. We had two boy names and two girl names ready-and couldn’t choose among them-so we believed when we met you that we would just know. And when you came out all red and squalling, I could see before the doctor even told me that I would lose...

Have Mercy … {CPR and Parenting Wars}

My dear friends … I have a story to tell you. It’s difficult for me to tell because I must admit my mistake and that is a hard thing even for this admitted over-sharer. I debated much over the past few weeks, but here it is … for two reasons, which I will share with you at the end. Wee Man almost drowned in a pool last month. There were six adults watching all the children. We were obsessively counting kids...

Flying Machines

So Husband is gone now and with every flying machine that wings its way overhead, I hear a little voice from the back seat – “Is that Daddy?” and I say “No, that’s not Daddy,” and my heart sinks a little at knowing this conversation will continue for what feels like a million months, because my boy loves flying things, and oh, he loves his daddy. And I love his daddy too and I would hitch a ride on any...

Fall in Tennessee {G-Rated}.

“Two roads divirged in a yellow wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by,  And that has made all the difference.” ~ Robert Frost  I took a walk in the woods with the Wee Man. He was quite enthusiastic about it. Second Son was along for the ride. He was mesmerized by the big trees. And determined to find a spider. And me? I was adding a multitude of moments to my thankful list. The Wee Man’s enthusiasm...

A Very Special Day {Lots of photos…}

October 20 we had Second Son baptized. {Editor’s note: We belong to the Reformed tradition, wherein infants are baptized … “Baptism is a means of sanctifying grace and a gospel ministry to the people of God. It is a sign and seal of the Covenant of Grace illustrating what Christ has done for his people. Therefore covenant children of believing parents as well as unbaptized adult converts should be baptized”}. It was a very special day.  “Then Peter said to...