It’s been months since I’ve made one of these posts.
- Tonight Jackson said, “Daddy, I wish I was in the Bible so I could see God.” I love the simple and sincere faith of my children. They bring me nearer to the heart of God every day. It’s really cool because they’re old enough to start asking questions about the Bible and God and Jesus. I love watching their faith develop.
- My kids are really into Star Wars these days, too. For my birthday, Sunny picked up the newly remastered set of all six movies for me and we started watching them immediately. Since then, I’ve been fielding daily questions about the Star Wars mythology. “Luke is Darth Vader’s son, right? And Darth Vader is really Anakin? How does Obi-Wan learn to come back after he dies? Why is Jar-Jar Binks so annoying?” You know, stuff like that. But it’s been a lot of fun watching these movies with my kids. It’s sort of like sharing a little bit of my childhood with them.
- I want to remember how special Christmas was this past year. The kids seemed to enjoy this one more than any other. We had some pretty cold weather in the weeks leading up to Christmas, so we had plenty of hot chocolate, cookies and, of course, Mom’s fudge! We also enjoyed our visit from Ollie, our annual Christmas elf. Our elf doesn’t do any of that crazy mischievous stuff…we’re not really into that. But it became a big deal each morning, looking for Ollie’s hiding place. And then, just before Christmas, I surprised Sunny and the kids with a special gift: Sadie, our new puppy! The kids have all really taken to her, especially Abby Kate. I want to remember what a little Mama she is to Sadie. I think she and Mom have appreciated having another female presence in the house!