Thursday, October 29, 2009

Lots of Good Too!

Although everything I said in my last post is true, there are still a lot of positives that the guys in my life bring to my life. Because I'm only human, as are they, sometimes only their negative attributes are in the forefront of my mind. Lately, we have been extra busy, I've been extra stressed and they have been showing more of their negative sides towards me, so I needed to vent and get some much needed support!

While I still feel overwhelmed with my responsibilities as a wife and mother and long for some serious changes to be made, I am also able to look on the bright side of my situation. So, today I am going to share some things about the guys in my life, that I am very thankful for!

Joel is a godly man. He works VERY hard and he keeps our family comfortable financially. He has a great sense of humor, when he feels like sharing it. And, he is a great partner, when he decides to be "on". He is a very knowledgeable person and he offers many teaching opportunities for our family. I am very blessed to have him as my husband, even if he does drive me nuts a lot of the time. LOVE YOU DEAR! :)

Sidenote: Yes, my husband does read my blog and yes, he's o.k. with me venting on here. He has said that he knows he's not a good listener and not very supportive, so this blog is probably a good thing for both of us!

Jacob is a wonderful 1st son! He has a heart of gold and is such a great big brother to Gavin! He may not like school, but he is a very smart guy! He has a terrific sense of humor and he makes me laugh lots! He is also a big helper to me with Gavin and he loves him VERY MUCH!!! He treats his other brothers better than most big brothers probably would. He has a great knowledge of the Bible and this makes me proud! Love you Jacob!

Nolan is a sensitive guy, who gives me the best smiles! He is very smart and a hard worker. He is usually the first one to come running if he hears Gavin gagging and he loves to sing songs with him too. He is wonderful about teaching things to his brother Caleb and he often plays things that he wouldn't normally play, just for the sake of his brother. Nolan also has a great love for God and is a wonderful role model. Love you Nolan!

Caleb is a character! He either has me cracking up or he has my blood boiling over at all times! He has more energy than anyone I've ever met! He is a little lover of his Momma and is always giving me hugs and kisses! He even says that he wishes that he could marry me some day! He is very sweet and likes to draw lots of pictures for his family members. He is also very smart and always has a comeback for everything you say to him! He's small, but he's huge in spirit. He loves Bible stories and he likes to carry his little Bible around. He's even said that he wants to become a pastor one day, "That way I can talk in church!" Love you Caleb!

Gavin is such a gift to me and his family! He may be lots of work, but he pays us back in tenfold with just being here! He is so sweet and good natured! His smile is the sweetest thing that I've ever seen and it brightens my mood in an instant! He makes me appreciate the little things in life and he makes me fight harder than I ever would have before he came into my life! He's my buddy and I can't imagine life without him! Love you Gavin!

So, my life is crazy, but it sure is full! It takes lots of work, faith and emotional strength to be the wife and mother to this bunch.....but I wouldn't change having all of them in my life for anything! I just thought that you should know this! But, please continue to pray for me as I try to lasso this wild bunch! :)

"Therefore I ask that you do not lose heart at my tribulations for you, which is your glory." Ephesians 3:13


Lacey said...

Beautiful boys, life is truly great!

Tiffany said...

What a gift God has given you! I can only imagine how crazy life is for you and how much energy is running through that house on any given day. As stressful as life can be its always good to sit back and see the things that sometimes we take for granted because of all the chaos.

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

It is amazing how these kids can overflow us with love one minute, and then make us want to strangle them the next! :)

Alicia said...

I LOVED this post!!!

I know it is a daily struggle and I am so glad you are able to see the good stuff in your men too. That is really what makes you keep doing it day in, day out. (((Hugs)))

Have a great weekend!!

Amy said...

This is my favorite post of yours ever! You explained exactly what I love about my nephews and my brother-in-law. Now, I think it's only fair that something is said about you:

Alicia is such a gift to me and my family! She is the greatest cheerleader, always supporting you in whatever you do. She has a great laugh that makes you want to always say something funny so you can hear the music of her giggles. She is very generous with her time, heart, and comes up with the cutest, most personalized presents at holidays that show how much she thinks about and cares for you. She is such a wonderful big sister -- more like a second mom to me, really! I honestly wouldn't be the person I am today without her love and support. I can't imagine life without her, and thank God for her each and every day. (((hugs)))

I love you, sis! :o)

Amy Genn said...

Just read your comment over on Tamara's blog: Gripping his Saviors Mercy and Grace

Just wanted to say thank you for sharing that verse:
"Therefore I ask that you do not lose heart at my tribulations for you, which is your glory." Ephesians 3:13

I need to focus on that....we have some big decisions in our lives right now and feel quite overwhelmed.

so thank you!