Friday, December 19, 2008

Adon's Accomplishments

In the last week, Adon learned to:
  • shake his head "no"
  • say "da da"
  • clap his hands by himself
  • eat carrots and bananas by himself with his fingers
  • do "So Big"
  • give "fives"
  • the beginning stages of dancing
I think we have the smartest kid in the whole world...little brother or sister will have some ground to cover to catch up. I have a feeling that Adon will be a great teacher and encourager of his younger siblings!

Wives and Mothers

This is my desire as Jeremy's wife.

"A true wife makes a man's life nobler, stronger, grander, by the omnipotence of her love 'turning all the forces of manhood upward and heavenward.' While she clings to him in holy confidence and loving dependence she brings out in him whatever is nobles and richest in his being. She inspires him him courage and earnestness. She beautifies his life. She softens whatever is rude and harsh in his habits or his spirit. She clothes him with the gentler graces of refined and cultured manhood. While she yields to him and never disregards his lightest wish, she is really his queen, ruling his whole life and leading him onward and upward in every proper path." -JR Miller

We long for a multigenerational faithfulness and pray that our humble efforts will give our children an advantage over us and their children an advantage over them, for the glory of God. "For there will be no end to increase of His government or peace." Isaiah 9:7

"Oh that God would give every mother a vision of the glory and splendor of the work that is given to her when a babe is place in her bosom to be nursed and trained! Could she have but one glimpse in to the future of that life as it reaches on into eternity; could she look into it's soul to see its possibilities; could she be made to understand her own personal responsibility for the training of this child, for the development of its life, and for its destiny,--she would see that in all God's world there is no other work so noble and so worthy of her best powers, and she would commit to no others hands the sacred and holy trust given to her." -JR Miller