Saturday, March 13, 2010

Grateful!

I know God has blessed me with more than I could ever imagine, and lately with my children I find myself saying "Thank You, Lord!" all throughout the day.[unfortunately not as much as I should but I am praying that I will get better!]
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God has answered specific prayers and I am so thankful!
*Allie Beth is WAY happier and does not cry NEARLY as much!
*She is able to entertain herself for several minutes at the time!
*She is sleeping through the night!
*Even when she wakes up, she lays in her bed and plays with her dolls for quite sometime!!
*John Luke is sleeping through the night!
*John and I are usually in bed by 9:00 or 9:30! [I know, I know we are soooooo old, but I love it! I have ALWAYS been an early to bedder! Wish that meant I was an early to riser...working on that too!]
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[Time for plugcovers]
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This precious little cutie is super fun these days! He is talking like crazy and is incredibly funny!! I love to see what he will say/do next! He has learned his ABC's, days of the week, and months. I ask him to say it about 100 times a day b/c I love to hear him say it in his little voice! When he gets to April he says "JuJu born in April!" Then when he gets to July he says, "Allie Baby born in July!" We're still working on Mama and Daddy.
I learned from a sweet friend that teaching our children gratitude could actually be quite simple so I have started taking her great advice! I say "Thank You, Lord for the sunshine", or Thank You, Lord for the birds and trees and the pretty sky." And so now when John Luke looks outside and sees the sun he says, "Thank You, Jesus for the sunshine", or when he hears a bird chirping he says, "Thank You, Jesus for the birds!" It's precious! I love how he says Jesus...he drags it out Jeeeesus!
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Thank you, Jesus for answered prayers!

"It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High."
Psalms 92:1

6 comments:

Ashley said...

Girl...Please! Those 2 are blessed to have you as their mama!! I love the whole post! I like how you took time to think about what you're grateful for! I think being grateful is contagious and uplifting! Makes me realize how blessed I am! LOVE YOU! I'm thankful for you, my friend! (and this computer that is easier for me to talk to you through sometimes than a phone these days!)
You have two little doll faces! I love the pictures!

Ashley said...

PS-John Luke is out of control cute in his cowboy hat!! I could eat him up!

Allyson said...

I loved this post, too and am also so thankful for you and for your blog. You encourage me to be better all the way around (cleaning up my house, watching my attitude, showing love to my family who I love the most, etc.) I agree with Ashley about John Luke in the cowboy hat! They are both precious!!

Julie said...

Awwww.....great pics and post!! Can't wait to see both of those little blessings of your's next weekend--you, too!!! ;)

jeff and rebecca said...

Beth, in that first pic Allie Beth looks like your pawpaw Kenny! I can definitely see your mother's side in her. Sorry Ricky, maybe the other girls or Dawn and Brian can have you a Jacob's baby. For now, she is most assuredly a Cotton! John Luke looks more like his daddy with each passing day and that isn't a bad thing either. Love you, hope we can arrange a get together soon!

Beth said...

Oh Ashlie and Allyson, y'all are sweet but y'all don't live with me!!!! I have a lot of improving to do!!! Love y'all!