Trystan’s first stop on the way for his first day at school.
ACTIVITY OF THE SUMMER : BIKING
My son Trystan finally lost the baby wheels on his bike this summer. It’s an interesting story actually. Since last summer my husband and I d been trying to convince him to lose the baby wheels on his bike.We were telling him how much fun it would be while showing him all the bikes we would see go by. Nothing convinced him. Eventually we sort of just let ge of the whole thing.
On a bright sunny June afternoon we went for a bike ride. On the way back my son said to me: “Mommy, if you take off the small wheels on my bike I think I’ll be ok”
We got home, took off the wheels and… there he went; little birdie jumped off THE EDGE of the nest and flew for the first time. This was a priceless moment which I will remember for ever.
Later on that night as we were resting on the couch we heard a little sleepy voice: “Thank you sooooooo much daddy for teaching me to ride, it’s the most funnest thing in the whole world.” We turned around to respond but he was already asleep.
I love my husband so much. He’s handsome, smart funny, he can fix anything, and takes care of chores I just can’t. Sometimes however I forget about it. Marriage is the greatest challenge of my life, well that and parenthood.
…7″FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER, 8AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH; so they are no longer two, but one flesh.” Matt.10:7-8
But really what does it mean being one flesh? Operating as one when we both have very different life experiences good and bad, different ways of seeing and unerstanding the world. With the different situations we face along our journey together we discover that our values are sometimes very different from each other. When it comes comes to raising a child on top of that, wow what a challenge. Some days I even think:”no wonder 50% of marriages fail”. How can we come to an agreement in every situation as one flesh? I mean, even me with my own self don’t always agree 😉
So how do two complete different souls and fleshes become one? I guess the answer is in the next verse: 9″What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.”…MA
God is the answer. He has put us together, He’s the glue that, in the long run, will keep us united. If we look at Him in the hard moments we’ll know what to do despite our differences in opinion.
Still in real life it can be very frustrating and sometimes (in fact many times) it will take many many many many discussions before we can finally reach an agreement. SometimesI just feel like giving up, and than my dear husband will do something special. Like I said earlier my husband can do a lot of things that I can’t. For example this week he cleaned the dog’s ears. I know this may seem stupid but, to me this was such a romantic gesture. I WOULD NEVER clean the dog’s ears, it’s just too disgusting however my husband doesn’t HAVE to do it afterall it was I that wanted a dog.. when my husband does things like that for me I can see that we are one. He does things that I can’t do, he knows things that I don’t and vice versa.
Even though we argue a lot and disagree on many things he’s my hero.. For example last winter on the biggest snow storm of the season, I’ll never forget about it. We were all snowed in. All the neighbors were outside with their shovels and snowblower not even capable of making a dent in the snow bank. Then he appeared through the storm with his tractor. He took care of our parking lot but also almost all of the neighbors’. My husband saved the day, he made a big detour on his work run and helped our neighbours. He’s the best when it’s time to save the day.
I felt like writing a story about this but… as we say:”a picture is worth a thousand words”
Are mirrors truly reflecting what is? My puppy dog has a slightly crooked snout, result of abuse he suffered before he became a membrr of our family. The fact is that when you look at him this defect is almost unapparent but if you look at him in a mirror…well… let’s say that his deformity becomes very obvious. So who’s wrong? Me or the mirror. Do my eyes see something that the mirror can’t or does the mirror capture something that my eyes can’t. Or maybe both are wrong and right at the same time. I guess only God sees the whole picture, only through him can I get an accurate picture of what truly is. If I lookat myself on a picture or in the mirror I feel like I’m seeing me yet I also feel like I’m seeing a stranger. The way my mother sees me is very different then the way my husband sees me. Both are right and both are wrong. Both know me very well yet invery different ways. Each reflection holds part of the truth. God however knows everything about me, He knows how many hairs lay on my head, He knows everytying I have done and will do. He knows my heart and my thoughts. God holds the full picture of everything, the perfect reflection.
Matthew 10:30 B
ut the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
I was looking through my kitchen window after the rain earlier today and noticed the rain drops still on the green tomatoes. Water is so beautiful in all its forms, it reminds me of God; Gentle yet powerful, fluid yet unchangeable. Water can over time change the shape of rocks yet we can swim IN it without being destroyed. Without even knowing it penetrates, it shapes. Water gives life yet it also easily takes it away.
Water an amazing subject to photograph. I love the way it captures light and reflects it.
Here are some biblical passages talking about water :
Genesis 1:20 God said “Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that have life…”
Revelations 22:17 The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” Let anyone who hears this say, “Come.” Let anyone who is thirsty come. Let anyone who desires drink freely from the water of life.
John 3: 1-5 Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs you are doing if God were not with him.” In reply Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.” “How can a man be born when he is old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb to be born!” Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit