Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Mountain of Strength

My sweet Aaron turned one yesterday. How God has blessed us with our little Aaron James. He has such a strong, sweet, spirit. His body is small - smaller than most his age, but he lives up to his name; (the Hebrew name, Aaron, means "mountain of strength"). From the beginning, Aaron has been a calm, patient baby. He's been easy to comfort, easy to put down to sleep, and flexible as he is toted to and from his brother and sister's activities.

Like his brother and sister, Aaron is a joy to all those who know him. He is a fun baby, with a happy smile that is always ready to break out.

Hannah and Luke adore him and smother him with kisses and hugs. He loves every minute of it! He finds joy in watching his brother and sister play and always tries to get in on the action himself. He is so loved and gives us so much love in return. I treasure every moment I get to spend with my little Aaron James!

Aaron my angel, my mountain of strength,
You are so precious, so precious to me!

Monday, August 8, 2011

One More Cup of Water

I must admit that by the time I started having children, I had completely forgotten the many trips my parents had taken to get me "one more cup of water" before I would finally go to sleep each night. I now remember my attempts at stalling the inevitable, and I also remember how patient and loving my parents were about getting me those cups of water. Unfortunately, my attitude has not always been so positive when getting that last cup of water. However, about a year ago, I came across Matthew 10:42:
And whoever in the name of a disciple gives to one of these little ones even a cup of cold water to drink; truly I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.
I realize I am completely taking this verse out of context - Jesus said this when He was sending the disciples out to proclaim His kingdom - but, I remember this verse every time one of my little ones asks for a cup of water. I know that every time I serve them in any way, I am serving the Lord, but it is easy to forget. Now, every time I'm making a late night run to the kitchen for another cup of water, I'm able to smile inside and know that I am serving my Lord and He is smiling down at me!