Monday, January 30, 2012

The Kids That I Love....

Are incredibly Cute.

Are crazy in love with their Daddy and I.

Love to eat as messily as they can.

Think the toy the other one is playing with looks way more fun.

Make very unattractive "cheese" faces in pictures.

Are tiny little things.

Love books. One reads them.... the other eats them.

Love having their pictures taken so that you can show it to them right after you take it.

Are picky eaters.

Have huge hearts that they tend to wear on their sleeves.

Come out of the womb with a strange type of independence.

Can read.

Love Jesus, God and the Bible.

Are the only two people in the world who can drive me completely crazy the way they do.

Have horrible tempers.

Are natural born yellers.

Can melt my heart with one little "hi Mommy" or give me a hug out of nowhere.

Before I was a Mom I didn't think my kids would drive me nuts from time to time. I thought only the "bad" moms did that. I was so blind to the fact that kids were tiny sinful humans who are going to push buttons, and especially the tiny ones you are with 24/7. I love my kids more than anything in the world but I won't lie and say I am always happy with them. I am trying harder to see my kids for what they are. Lost sinners in need of a Savior. I was put in their loves to lead them to that Savior. My kids are amazing, and I know I say this a lot but, I love them too much to just give up on them and take the easy way out in this game that is parenting. My kids have faults, but so do I.




4 comments:

Taylor said...

Love them and love YOU, Amy! Read this and thought it might bring you some encouragement today: http://lysaterkeurst.com/2012/01/i-dont-want-to-raise-a-good-child/

E said...

They are indeed incredibly cute. :) And from what I've heard about parenting, the "drive you nuts" part is perfectly normal. From my viewpoint, you're doing a fabulous job!

Emmy said...

Yes, none of us are perfect so we certainly can't expect our kids to be.
Love the list of what they are.

heather said...

you forgot to add "know how to work an iphone"to the list ;)