Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Ramblings



Kids really do say the cutest things!!! As I dropped Cameron off at his classroom today he quite loudly told his teachers that he brought a show and share item that was breakable and fragable. He keeps us all in stitches. He has even told us he had a girlfriend but she broke up with him and she did not tell him. He is 4! Me thinks he has been listening to one very moody teenager that happens to dwell amongst us. (hehe)


If your kids don't humble you when they are little never fret they are just waiting til they are a teen. I love my teen but the hardest part about raising him is the actual realization that I don't get a say in a lot of his day to day choices anymore you know like when they were little, using the red cup instead of the green one or wearing cowboy boots with shorts silly things like that or even the neat things like the innocence that comes with his belief in Christ. Just believing because he does and does not have the cares of the world weighing him down. Now there is so much weight on teens the hormones and the world around them that is doing it's very best to take Christ out of everything. The outer influences are so strong. It is a major reminder and wake up call that I really never had control God just let me believe I did for a while then he welcomed me to reality with the teen years. I know I have said it before but I so need to remind myself over and over that when anyone deserves to be loved the very least is when they need it the very most!!!(myself included) I do have to insert that sometimes hugging a teenager can be like hugging a cactus. hehe I borrowed that from a book title I have heard before.

Please, as the Lord leads, remember my mother in prayer, she took a bad fall on a train this past weekend, I also have a dear friend whose son, Clayton, has been admitted into the hospital for a problem with this foot, another friend whose husband will soon need a bone marrow transplant and of course don't forget Adam in Iraq.
I pray that this Christmas season has been a Christ centered one for all of you and if not I pray that you are able to refocus (as I have to do often, almost minute by minute) and make it all about the only one who deserves honor and glory.... Jesus Christ our Lord!
Blessings,

Linda

11 comments:

Nicole said...

Thank you for visiting my new blog. Sorry to hear about your mom. I hope she is doing better. I also feel like I know you. I absolutely adore your sister, Sandy. She is a wonderful person and Im lucky to have her as a friend! Cant wait to meet you!

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

So sorry to hear about your mom - thoughts and prayers with you all.

Anonymous said...

I ENJOYED READING YOUR BLOG THIS MORNING THAT CARSON AND CAMERON ARE SUCH A JOY .IN DESRIBING YOUR SON I HAD TO LAUGH BECAUSE HE IS HIS FATHER ALL OVER I SURE ENJOY READING THAT.I.LL KEEP YOU MOM IN MY PRAYERS FROM MOMG LOVE YOU ALL

Sandy said...

Hey sis,
Spoke with mom today. Can only imagine how terrible her leg looks.
Praying for all those you listed and for these TEEN years! They will make us stronger I'm sure and a little bit more CRAZY! Great analogies - especially the cactus one!
Have a wonderful week.
Love ya
sandy

MOM said...

I love the new hair cut Linda (and picture). My leg is healing. Thanks to all for the prayers. I am still having to take it very slow which is difficult in the first place but during this time of the year brings even more difficult with all that needs to be done. I am doing what the doctors have instructed since the alternative could be deadly. Again, thank everyone for their love and prayers, I am healing.
Love, Mom

Christina said...

You got a new 'do'!!! I LOVE IT!!! You are so pretty, my friend.

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

Hello there, thank you for visiting my blog. You have such an inspirational blog that is a joy to read.
Will say a prayer for your mom....she is fragable too!
Happy Holidays, DebraK

jennyhope said...

your blog is so cute! I saw it on Suzi's blog. =)

Kari & Kijsa said...

What a blessed and inspirational post- We think we will go hug our kids now (they are all preteen, but getting closer!)

smiles,
kari & kijsa

Kari & Kijsa said...

What a blessing your blog is...we so identify with your sweet words. So true that Jesus is the Reason for the Season...and we should all remember that. In the midst of all the commercialism and materialism it is a constant struggle to keep Him in your focus. Thank you for touching our hearts this wonderful Sunday morning!

Merry Christmas blessings,

kari and kijsa

PS Your sister is so talented!

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

What a fabulous blog you have! I found you over at Kari and Kijsa's. I, too, have three boys (and a girl in the middle). My oldest (a boy) is 13, and my youngest (a boy) is 4! I can totally relate with having to deal with the newness of having a teen in the house. Sometimes I have to almost "beg" him to talk about things, but he is a happy boy and does very well in school, and I have to remind myself that I, too, wanted a bit of independence at that age. As long as we can still pray together without him resisting (which he doesn't), that's what has become most important to me! I'll keep your dear mom in my prayers!