Thursday, September 17, 2009
Time, Talents and Treasures... Oh, and a givaway
I sometimes do not know where the time goes. I remember meeting my husband 11 years ago at a restaurant in Auburn AL. I was 18 he was 23, and he was a very cute and very obnoxious waiter! Actually, he wasn't even my waiter, but he kept coming to my table asking " Can I get you anything? Do you want some dessert? I can get you some chocolate cake." I didn't get the chocolate cake, but that waiter did "stick" in my mind for a while and it wasn't until 3 years later that we would we go on our first date! He was so nervous he couldn't eat his meal :) I can't believe that date was 9 years ago this December. I also can't believe that we have been married 7 years and have 2 kids. Where does the time go....
I also have been homeschooling my 2 girls I had with that waiter. It is going well, except the swine flu, stomach viruses, and strep throat have interrupted my already nervous teaching skills! But all is well. Homeschooling my children has actually done something for me that I didn't expect. I am seeing my children's love languages and talents. Sophia my tenderhearted, sweet, sensitive daughter....the one who made me love as a mother for the first time, is a "words of Affirmation" and an "Affection" lover! If she reads something right...make sure you praise her with words of encouragement and give her a huge hug!!!!! She lives for "Great Job", "Super", and "you are wonderful". Now, Stella....complete opposite!! I am learning she is a "Act of Service" and "Gifts" girl. If you buy her a "Barbie Nutcracker Dance" DVD and then make her a tea party and dress up with her (in a horrible mock ballerina outfit that you put together out of an old maternity bathing suit!!) She knows she is loved! Its truly amazing how 2 creatures made by the same people can be so different in how they are going to be in relationships with the people in the world! But then again they have 2 parents that God put together who have totally different ways of expressing their love and how they need love expressed.
We have different gifts, according to the grace given" Romans 12:6
This waiter and these 2 kids are my treasures. I honestly can't remember what life was like without my family with me. Its weird b/c I can't really remember just being with Christopher alone, then I can't remember what is was really like just having one child either! We are such a unit now...and life is so sweet with them. I praise my God everyday for giving these treasures to me!
So that makes me want to give gifts and treasures to you!
Question of the day...
What is your Love Language?
I will be giving away these PRECIOUS note cards handmade by my very sweet friend Wendy! (set of 5)
Wendy makes these note cards!! If you love them and have to have them her email is
she makes all kinds of custom note cards....just a note...I know it looks like it is black and yellow but the note card is actually yellow and purple colors :) I could not get the photo to come out right! Anyone take good pictures??
I'll announce the winner on Saturday!
Oh, and I am checking on my Queen today so I will have an update on her, too :)
- ▼ September (8)