Monday, August 30, 2010

Learning to Read

With learning to read comes a new awareness of the world around you.

As the K-man has increased his confidence in reading, I often hear him reading signs in town, book titles, signs I have in the home, labels...the list could go on. I usually just smile and say something like, "great reading', "that's right!"...however, this summer I had a heart stopping moment.

We were exiting off the freeway when I looked in the rear view mirror at my two boys in the backseat only to notice tears rolling down the K-man's cheeks. When I asked what was wrong he pointed to the man holding a sign at the traffic light. "Help. Have no Home."

"Momma, that man doesn't have a home!"

As I choked back tears and looked at my innocent little boys in the backseat my heart broke. I said something like, God knows that man's name and God IS working... It just made me sad that K-man was realizing things are not always, "Ok." There is hurt, hunger, sadness and loneliness in this world. We stopped before going in the next store and I prayed with all my heart! Out loud I was praying for the man to know God and for protection..., inside I was also praying for God to keep my boys' hearts soft for the hurting and to strengthen them for the hurt they will face and witness.

May we have soft hearts for the hurting, the hungry, the sad, and the lonely.

May we never stop reading!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Day Two of First Days!

Today was B-Boy's first day of Pre-K 4's ! (Tues. and Wed.)
He too was remided of being a Warrior for God in all things he does!
When B-Boy was brought into the living room this morning all he could say was,
"I'm tired! I want to go back to bed!"...Me too!

Here is the sweet, "ready for Pre-K" smile!

So grown up! Brush those pearly whites~

Our Favorite Preschooler!

B-Boy has always wanted to be "big" like his big brother.
Going to "school" makes him feel he is more like his brother.
The other day he told me he wanted to go everyday like way, little man! You are growing up too fast already!

We love you with all our heart!
We are so very proud of the big boy your are becoming~
B-Boy's excitement this morning was getting to use his Scooby-Doo lunch box!
This year, we are letting him take a lunch box (again like his big brother). He picked the Scooby one out without any hesitation!

He was a bit hesitant this morning being with some older kids, however when he saw his buddy in the class he let a smile slip across his face. They started with the pledge this morning...this is my angel with his precious hand across his heart! Little did he know my hand was patting my heart all the way to my car thinking about my big, independent little boy.

As I got in my car to leave this was my view.
*Sigh*...Heart Pat!
Dear Father, you are our Savior, Protector and Friend. Please hold my little boy's hand today while he his not in my arms. Help him to be confident knowing he is never alone. Let the day go fast with you as his protector and guide. Let him learn things today that will allow him to be a growing servant for you. Thank you for your mercy and grace.
love, Me.

Monday, August 23, 2010

1st Day of 1st Grade!

To be honest, I have been a bit blue and the K-man has been a bit quiet.
The unknown can really be hard.
We always talk to the boys about being Warrior's for God and today was no different!
When K-man sat to eat breakfast there was another book,
"Will, God's Mighty Warrior" (we love these books)!
Seriously, 6:30 am is really early!

Ahhhh, K-man looks much better after a change of clothes.
He had a hard time eating breakfast, because his tummy was a bit nervous.

So, my '"little first grader" decided a bit of reading with breakfast would calm his nerves.
It might have helped his, but is Momma was still a bit anxious!

Through the rest of the morning I was a walking prayer warrior myself!
I so miss my boys when they are gone out of my protective mother's eye.
Our new FAVORITE 1st grader!

The shoes make the outfit don't you think?
K- Man couldn't wait to put on his new shoes!
Boys are ohhhhh so easy!

Our Father, Please guide us in the rearing of our sweet boy. Let the words that leave our mouth be worthy of entering his precious heart. Protect our little boy while he is not snug in our arms and allow him to feel you strong and mighty presence! Lord I trust in you. Thank you for your mercy. Love, Me.

When I said good-bye to K-man this morning in his classroom , he looked up at me sniffing with his eyes and nose red and said, "I better just keep coloring." My heart broke. He was trying so hard not to cry. My sweet boy was just so nervous. I know he will be fine, but I wanted so bad to sweep him up and carry him home with me.
At 10:30 am this morning B-Boy stated,
"Now, when do we pick up K-man?"
Here are our sad faces.
We both can't wait to pick up the K-man!!