Saturday, October 23, 2010

Things we learn......

Does anyone ever think about all the things we have to sit down and learn? I mean just basic, every day learning. The other day I sat down with Luke to learn to use sissors. I literally had to teach him how to put his fingers in the sissors and place the blades exactly where he wanted to cut - making sure he didn't cut the picture in half. It was a pretty eye opening experience because I don't recall being a child. My brother Frank remembers everything - he probably remembers when he learned to use sissors.

I have also been working with Luke on his letters and numbers. I use flash cards for this. It is really amazing how repetition works with little guys. This opened up a conversation with Dougie on how we learn. We talked about learning to walk before we run, literally learning to ride a bike, learning to hold our fork, or a crayon to color - remember to stay in the lines..... you are probably wondering where I am going with all this, but what about learning to love?

I am currently reading a book titled Crazy Love by Francis Chan.  It has a chapter on love and how we do it. Just how good are we at loving each other? I was compelled to share this because we have so many different definitions of love.... I love mustard, I love pickles, I love my white jeans from the GAP, I love my husband, I love my mother...... just what exactly is love and how should we do it?

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (New International Version)

4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

8Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

What Francis says is to do a little experiment with these words.... put your name in place of the word Love and read the passage again. This is how we are to love according to the Bible. I know I can fail pretty miserably at some of these. I want to love people well - I want to love my family well. But I also know that I can not do it ALL the time on my own - I need help from the Holy Spirit who is there to nudge me on to love well.

Have a 'lovely' day!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

William Attaberry

William Attaberry and William Luke Springer

I love you Granddaddy and glad I got to be named after you, spend so much time with you at Mimi's house, and I will miss you.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Dougie Boy

From this sweet little man holding his Sammy girl....


Awesome hunter holding this 8 point! 
First deer for Dougie
October 12, 2010
170 lbs

Monday, October 11, 2010

It is Clergy Appreciation Month

It is Clergy Appreciation Month! Don't forget to give a great BIG thank you to your clergymen this month for all they do for us! I know where I worship, they are wonderful and always available if needed!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Our Boys

Luke and all his babies

Never too big for Daddy to carry to bed. 

Monday, October 4, 2010

Little Scare from a Big Man

This morning I had a little scare from my hubby. He went to bed last night extremely nauseated and diaphoretic - the sweats - cold clammy - all for no apparent reason. Every time he would move, he would complain that he was about to vomit, but never did. Fast forward to this AM - he woke up vomiting and not able to focus his vision. Uuugghhh - I hate the nurse in me - we immediately expect the worst!

I get him up out of bed and to the doctor - he has an acute case of vertigo! Who knew that this could be such a miserable illness. With out knowing how long this will last, I am afraid to leave him because he still can't even stand up with out the "spins" coming on. His BP is in the 80's... hmmmm.....

So anyway, it is times like these that send my mind traveling to the What if's........ What if this is a heart attack, what if this is a stroke, what if he isn't around for the next 50 years......Oh my! That is purely insane and I know it - but that is how the silly devil works with those who are believers. I had to pull myself together and know that God has it no matter what it is - thankfully it is just vertigo - and he will be just fine. But he is still pitiful...