Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine and injustice when He could do something about it. But I'm afraid God might ask me the same question.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Overthinking things...

So I know we all have these private little conversations, my husband and I surely do, in fact we had it tonight.   When you have little kids you just can't help but wonder," what are the teenage years going to be like with these kids?"  I can't be the only one... In our chats we worry about which of our kids are going to give us the biggest run for our money during the teen years.  I hope we are worrying for absolutely no reason at all.  I hope and pray that all of our kids have uneventful and simple teen years.   This kid always comes up during these conversations mostly because he is such a hard nut to crack. 
 I want to write his future wife a letter now and apologize for his lack of communication skills.  My boy is NOT a talker.  It would be very easy for him to go a few days without saying a word, so you have to work hard to pry one word responses or grunts out of him. 
Then once and awhile he will blurt out a long winded story or a quick witted joke and everyone stops to listen.  Someone recently pointed out to me that most people talk too much and we need more listeners in the world.  I agree.  And apparently, so does Jack.  
 My boy and I have been at odds lately about in.. "boy, it is 30 degrees outside, you cannot wear shorts and a t-shirt to school... you-crazy"  

 So today it was freezing outside and I told him he had to put a hat on, he wasn't thrilled, then I told him that I wanted to take his picture.  Oh he was overjoyed...yeah, right.    But he obliged,,, and then goofed out on my little photo session. 


Now on the complete opposite side of the coin...this girl has a lot to say.  a lot to say about a lot of things.  and a vivid imagination that leads me to wonder...where the stinking heck does she come up with this stuff?  She has poise and charisma to spare, and talk about social butterfly...jeepers.  She is 5 going on 13 as it is.
 Oh we have our work cut out for us...I hope and pray she continues to grow wise beyond her years before those tricky teens sneak up on us.  
This one keeps me on my toes as she is the least like me in so many ways but I can see her wheels constantly turning and questioning and I really relate to that.  We have come so far together.  More than anyone else in my world I can catch my sweet Mina's eye from across the room, we can exchange a simple smile and can connect in an instant.  
However the years unfold I know that God has a beautiful plan for my kids, regardless of the mistakes I make, regardless of the good or bad choices they make they are in his hands and I am filled with hope. 
 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.   Jeremiah 29:11


Anonymous said...

Your kids are just beautiful... and so are your words!

Cheri said...

Beautiful kiddos. I have to say that my Jack is just like your Jack. Rarely speaks, grunts a lot, and is happy to stay home. He is slowly speaking a little more, but I always wonder if he will ever marry. I don't see it happening. He wrote a paragraph is school about his Perfect Day. It consisted of staying home, playing with his dog, eating hamburgers, and play some video games. He's the opposite of me.

chksngr said...

Gosh, I love these pictures...the essence of each of them is so evident. They are each so amazingly beautiful! How do you not spend your entire day just staring at them?!?!??!