Friday, June 22, 2012

"...Jesus Made You All Good"

This child keeps us laughing! She's in a totally halarious stage right now. I really should be the good mom and write everything down - but I don't.

~ There was that time we borrowed the pull behind camper to go camping. Before Joel had it hooked up to the durango and it was just sittin in the yard, Hailey, looking very serious asked how we are going to drive that thing.She wondered if it has a steering wheel. I know, she's just 3 and she had no clue, but I just laughed, it struck me so funny!

~ Last night she asked me if she could have Joel to eat :) ( sweety, I know he's sweet enough to eat, but not literally!) ;)

 ~ And then we just have to laugh when her "boot hurts" or when she's hungry and needs some "bood" or when she sees a "bishy" swimming around.

~ And she's forever kissing our "baby"

~  She LOVES Bella, our lil' boxer puppy! Random times during the day she asks if she can go out and play with Bella. I have learned she loves animals of any kind! Rabbits,dogs, name it! The other night I was asking Joel if he can imagine how nice it would be to have a cow to milk - we'd have all the milk we need and more! Hailey caught wind of what I was saying and the excitement that mounted in her at the thought of having a cow was so incredibly funny! Her face lit up, I think she even kinda put her hands in the air and she looked at me and said in her little excited, high pitched voice "ya, den I cud wun and play wif it!" Me and Joel just looked at each other and laughed. I really can see it - her and that cow would be Best of Friends!

Although our kids keep us laughing daily, sometimes they say things that are totally profound, and make you stop and think!

Braxton and Hailey are both at the stage where they just randomly come kiss me or hug me and say " I love you so much" or "I wyke you".

So the other night when I was fixin' to bathe Hailey it was nothing new to hear her say " I wyke you..." But she didn't stop there, she went on and said "Jesus made you all good."

That phrase surprised me, it was like a little gift from heaven actually. But it got me thinking and my thought was - if she can overlook the million flaws that I have as a mommy, then how should I not be able to overlook the flaws of others.

As humans it's so easy to look at each other and see the flaws of others and harp on those, never stopping to think that we are all made in God's image and that  he "made us all good." ( So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God He created them... Genesis 1:27a) ( God saw all that He had made, and it was very good. Genesis 1:31)

I don't know, maybe you're super human and never need reminders like this, but I know I sure did! I want to look for the good in others and not let the flaws in a person determine to me who that person is. I want to see people as God sees them. I want the love of God to fill my life and mind.

And the next time you start feeling down, feeling like you're not really worth anything, just remember - "... Jesus made you all good!"

Hope y'all have a great day! Here before long I'm off to do some corn.Oh yes, I know I've got some jealous people wishing they could take my place, right!? Haha ... for some reason I am pretty sure that the thought of corn day doesn't really rouse jealousy in people - sure wouldn't in me anyway ;) But at least we'll have corn in the freezer for this winter! :)



  1. Actually, I am jealous of you doing corn. I didn't know when we chose to move to the city, that I would miss my garden this much. I'm missing it that much that I spent a 90 degree plus morning with my mom in her garden weeding her corn. And I liked it. :)

    Love that "Jesus made you all good". I'm preparing for a talk on "Identity" tonight and I think there is so much truth in that statement. -Lucy

    1. Lucy, I totally understand where you're coming from on the whole garden thing! We didn't do a garden this year either and i was dissappointed because I love fresh stuff and I even enjoy canning.I usually dread doing corn tho :) But if I have people to do it with it's not bad! The "Identity" talk sounds so interesting! Hope it went well for you!

  2. Corn sounds good right now :) I wouldn't coming to help you just so I could be with you again!! This blog really made me miss you and all of our talks we use to have when you lived around here! I could get into some good chatting with you again! :)
    Wow! Hailey sure knows how to get a person thinking. Thanks for sharing, it sure makes me think a lot.
    Sometimes I forgot that your pregnant and then when I think about it I just have 2 smile :)
    Hope you have a wonderful day with your corn!! :))

    1. Yes Annette, that would be fun to have you around so we could have some good talks again! ;) You really should come visit! I was thinking about all the stuff we used to do after I first got married and moved up there! Thanks for being my buddy and making my adjustment to Ohio easier ;)