Friday, January 15, 2010

Please pray for the people of Haiti

Parenting...whew..the most challenging thing I have EVER done. Having a 2 1/2 year old is awesome. What a great time of her life. Learning, growing..and I mean growing! Lydia is such a wonderful blessing...we can't imagine life without her. What does that have to do with the title of my post....everything!

Before her nap time (and nigh-nigh bedtime) we pray. During those prayer times we pray for others. Since the devastating earthquake in Haiti, I have been trying to teach Lydia why we pray for them. Yea, like I had "nothing" else to do... :)

Well, she saw a lady crying on TV from Haiti (I have been a bit leery of having her watch any of the coverage because it has been pretty graphic) and she said, "Mama, girl boo-boo. Boo-boo on knee." Then she started rocking her arms side to side (like she had a baby in her arms) to comfort her. I asked her, "Is that how you would comfort the lady?" She replied, "Ah-huh." I then began to explain to her that the lady had a big boo-boo on her head and that we need to pray for the people of Haiti. I told her that lots of people have boo-boo's and they need God's help.

So, now, every time we pray, we pray for the boo-boo'd people of Haiti.

I know that there is HOPE in Christ...and I am glad that my daughter knows that too. That nothing is too difficult for Him. Oh, the faith of a I need that myself.

Please continue to pray for the people of Haiti...please help in anyway you can...God bless.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Fun in the snow!

Lydia and I went outside today for the first time since it has snowed. It has been too cold to go outside prior to today, so we played for about 45 minutes to an hour. It was so much fun. Lydia loved playing in the snow. Last year (which she had only been home with us for a month or two) she was terrified of the snow. This year...we went out and it was such a different story. She loved the way it felt on her hands when she would go to touch it without her gloves on. She would marvel at the fact that it would melt when it touched her hands.
We also took a good look at individual snowflakes. Ever done that? Seriously cool stuff. Beautiful. God is truly amazing.
Lydia couldn't wait to play with the football in the snow. That is my girl!! We also ran around the entire yard and threw snowballs at eachother. Lydia thought that was hilarious. She also went down her little slide into the snow...she would do that over and over again.
It is so awesome to see her grow and learn new things. She looks at things so intently.
All in all...we had an awesome day. Hopefully we will get more snow. I would really love to make a snowman with her...that would be too cool. She LOVES Frosty the Snowman!
Have a wonderful day!!