Sunday, September 22, 2013

Our brown eyed boy

My Brown Eyed boy
by Patrick Patterson

Night falls heaven calls, 
Somewhere beyond these earthly walls. 
All our stars shine all the same. 
In my prayers I speak your name. 

It appears, heaven hears, 
Though we have shed many tears. 
All of sorrow turns to joy. 
In my blessed brown eyed boy. 

We are one, never done, 
As close as when we first begun. 
No power born can yet destroy, 
Our love my precious brown eyed boy. 

I sigh, theres no reply, 
Sometimes theres no reason why. 
A part of you is part of me, 
And memory's tranquility. 

I remember superman, and he remembers me. 
I remember cow boy boots and falling from a tree. 
I remember questions and a favorite baby toy. 
And I remember the love of a precious brown eyed boy. 

We came through pain and circumstance, 
Did render us our due. 
But God gave me abundant chance, 
To say how I love you. 

So as you live and laugh and grow, 
Have joy in all you do. 
The day will never come you know, 
When I stop loving you. 

I had been a rover, I had walked a weary mile. 
But I learned love all over when I First saw your smile. 
The former complications were but castles in the sand. 
My heart found vindication in the touch of your small hand. 

Let others chase the future as the present slips away. 
I comfort in the nature of the things a boy will say. 
whispered simple innocence that never could annoy. 
How joyful is the confidence of a little brown eyed boy. 

In the past there has been sorrow even some of it was just. 
We wait upon tomorrow with a childs simple trust. 
For the life that cometh after shall this hoping heart employ. 
All the glory in the laughter of my loving brown eyed boy. 

From him I've learned, deep in my heart, 
How God so loved the world. 
To stand and see his small life start, 
And concienceness unfurled. 

Much greater than myself I've found, 
My love for you to be. 
My brown eyed boy just look around, 
This IS eternity.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Somewhere over the rainbow

I fixed one of my cherished childhood belongings.  I hung it in Reagan's room when she was 3 years old.  Then one day she yanked it from the ceiling by pulling on the purple heart and eventually pulled the heart off too.  She then cut off the other hearts to cover her tracks.  I wasn't mad at her, she was three, but I was sad and hurt and wanted to throw every scissor in the house in the garbage!!!   (Sadly none of the hearts were savable) 

 I kept the rainbow satin hot air balloon in hopes of someday fixing it.  My Grammie & Grandfather had given it to me.  They rarely ever gave actual gifts, mostly just money.  So I cherished the special items they did give me.  The satin rainbow hot air balloon was one of them.

Reagan and I had two big errands to run last Saturday and as a treat I heard about a good rummage sale and told Reagan she could pick something out.
As we were making are way thru the sale I picked up a rainbow heart mobile, my heart skipped a beat and I was pretty confident that it matched perfectly with my rainbow hot air balloon.

We came home and right away I noticed that they were both made by the same company, Russ Berrie.  Every single heart & string matched perfectly.  I can't tell you how excited I was!!

God is in the details my friends.  It really is the small things that are the big things.

P.S.  with the leftover hearts I plan on making something like the picture below for a friends nursery.  They are adopting from China.  I'd like to think that the cloud symbolizes God's love raining down on Baby Fu and their family,  I'm so making this!!  Their blog is on my blog roll, its called Unto Adoption.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

First day of school

My babies are growing up!!!  Ackk everyone just needs to slowdown, no more growing!!!

They are loving their new teachers & classrooms.  So very thankful for the small Christian School and for the friendships that have been made.  Truthfully they are more like family than friends, I know if I need help getting kids to school because of a dead battery, I can call 10 people easy who would come at a moments notice.  We are looking forward to a great year and also challenging (in a good way) as Reagan takes on more responsibility for her work & study habits.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Bible verse for the new school year. 2013-2014

This is the verse for the new school year.
I can't decide if it will be Philippians 4: 4-5 or Philippians 4: 4-7

What do you think?

The next blog post is an amazing story of  God's love for a little boy adopted from the Congo.  When I needed something God provided in miraculous ways, and how God is bringing two communities together some 800 miles apart.  Stay tuned.