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Friday, November 25, 2011

the two of them

Oops...some of you got a little preview of this post already! Here is the completed version. :)

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Thanksgiving is over and Christmas lists and plans are already spinning through my head. No black Friday shopping for me yesterday. Joel was working and I stayed home with the little boys. I did shop online though and scored some great deals. I actually got quite a bit of Christmas shopping done. Yay!

Our Thanksgiving was wonderful. We are so blessed with such great families. I think I only took one picture much for capturing the memories of Thanksgiving 2011. But I don't want to rush into the busyness that usually comes along with Christmas and forget about cultivating thankfulness. I want thankfulness to be my attitude toward life and the condition of my heart...ALL THE TIME. I want to remember to even be thankful for the mundane little moments when I get to hang out on my bed with
the two of them.

I hate to admit that before they were born I was praying for both of these sweet little boys to be girls. I had no idea that I needed boys in my life. Only God knew that. What a precious gift these boys are. What a privilege it is to be there mama. I am so thankful that the Lord entrusted me with the two of them.

I have longed to see my kids together. That is something that I didn't get to experience with Cora and Levi. I can't describe how amazing it is to watch the bond begin to develop between Levi and Griffin. Of course Levi has his not so nice moments...many times a day. But he loves his little brother so intensely. Just this morning he was yelling from his crib, "Mama, Griffin, Mama, Griffin". I love that he thinks of Griffin right when he wakes up. I am so thankful I can watch the two of them together.

The keep me busy. They make me tired. They challenge me to be a better mama. They draw me closer to my Father. They make our house noisy, and messy, and fun. I am so thankful for the two of them.

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Blogger Unknown said...

Jess, I'm right there with you...I so thought I needed & I wanted little girls so bad!! I even thought they were still going to be girls even after the ultraound said they were little boys (mine are 19 & almost 22yrs old.) Even to the point of pushing them out, I just new the Dr. was going to say, "it's a girl!" But my Father new best. It has been such a blessing raising boys which are now young men. I too am very thankful they I was chosen to be their Mom. :) I get ya.
On a side note, I haven't heard from anyone at I'm Blessed (I was the winner a week ago on your blog).
Thank ya :)

November 26, 2011 at 3:03 PM  
Blogger Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

Happy belated Thanksgiving to you and your beautiful family. God gives us what we need, not what we want. I think there will be another beautiful little girl in your future and God will know when you're truly ready for her. Take care and God bless. : )

~ Wendy

November 26, 2011 at 3:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have one of each, and they are older 8 and 12. They too have their not so nice moments, but when push comes to shove they love each other. Funny, I just posted something similiar abou them the other day.

November 26, 2011 at 3:43 PM  
Blogger Angela Thayer said...

What a wonderful deal! I got some beautiful Christmas presents from Dayspring...thanks! I wanted to thank you for sharing your heart on this blog....I love reading your blog! Your honesty and love for your boys and the Lord is beautiful. I have 2 boys (24 mo. and 3 mo) so I can very much relate to you! May the Lord bless you!!

November 26, 2011 at 4:48 PM  
Blogger Marie said...

Thank you so much for the link to dayspring! I bought several christmas gifts!

November 26, 2011 at 4:55 PM  
Blogger Katherine said...

All three of your children are simply beautiful!

November 26, 2011 at 5:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I was very upset when we found out our middle child was going to be a boy. Even after our first born was a girl. It took up until his birth for me to come to "terms" with being a mom to a son. Now, I sometimes wish all of my children were boys. Especially when the girls get dramatic ;) haha. There is definitely something special about boys.

November 27, 2011 at 9:26 AM  
Blogger Melissa Joy said...

Oh Jess. I just gave birth to our second little boy [on earth] on Thanksgiving morning. This post resonates with me. I can't believe God has given me the enormous blessing and privilege of raising these two beautiful, precious boys for Him! Just astounding. But I am still super eager to meet my daughters and other sons when I join them in heaven someday. Until then, my *two* boys here make each day so much sweeter.
Much love to you, and constant thanks for these windows into your heart & home.

November 27, 2011 at 1:02 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Beckers said...

Thank you so much for your beautiful and thoughtful blog. I have been reading for a few months now, and always look forward to your posts. I am mom to a 10 month old baby boy - who brings me such joy! However, coming from a family of all girls growing up, in my mind, I always thought I would be a mom to girls too. It is hard for me to admit because not many people talk about it - - it was so good to hear someone who felt the same way. Although I still hope to experience having a daughter someday, I am starting to understand that He has a plan and a reason for blessing me with my little guy!

November 27, 2011 at 9:44 PM  
Blogger Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too said...

Your boys are absolutely beautiful!

November 28, 2011 at 10:40 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I was scared of having a little boy. But just like you have felt so blessed by having one. All the fears have pretty much disappeared and there's just immense amounts of love and appreciation that I'm his mama.

Love the pictures of your TWO boys. They are so stinkin cute.

November 28, 2011 at 11:31 PM  
Blogger The Moffats said...

Can't wait to squeeze the two of them!!!!!! These pics are so cute :)

November 29, 2011 at 1:32 PM  

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