Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Christmas 2008 was great. It was so cute to see the look on AYden's face when she saw her barbie car sitting by the tree and all those presents...Ashley was tired and just wanted to sleep but when she opened her presents she was wide awake and excited she got her webcam for her new laptop..that woke her up quick.. most of all it was awesome to have family here...so good bye christmas 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
A Baby's Hug ~
We were the only family with children in the restaurant. I sat Erik in a high chair and noticed everyone was quietly sitting and talking. Suddenly, Erik squealed with glee and said, 'Hi.' He pounded his fat baby hands on the high chair tray. His eyes were crinkled in laughter and his mouth was bared in a toothless grin, as he wriggled and giggled with merriment.
I looked around and saw the source of his merriment. It was a man whose pants were baggy with a zipper at half-mast and his toes poked out of would-be shoes. His shirt was dirty and his hair was uncombed and unwashed. His whiskers were too short to be called a beard and his nose was so varicose it looked like a road map.
We were too far from him to smell, but I was sure he smelled. His hands waved and flapped on loose wrists. 'Hi there, baby; hi there, big boy. I see ya, buster,' the man said to Erik.
My husband and I exchanged looks, 'What do we do?'
Erik continued to laugh and answer, 'Hi.'
Everyone in the restaurant noticed and looked at us and then at the man. The old geezer was creating a nuisance with my beautiful baby. Our meal came and the man began shouting from across the room, 'Do ya patty cake? Do you know peek-a-boo? Hey, look, he knows peek- a-boo.'
Nobody thought the old man was cute. He was obviously drunk.
My husband and I were embarrassed. We ate in silence; all except for Erik, who was running through his repertoire for the admiring skid-row bum, who in turn, reciprocated with his cute comments.
We finally got through the meal and headed for the door. My husband went to pay the check and told me to meet him in the parking lot. The old man sat poised between me and the door. 'Lord, just let me out of here before he speaks to me or Erik,' I prayed. As I drew closer to the man, I turned my back trying to sidestep him and avoid any air he might be breathing. As I did, Erik leaned over my arm, reaching with both arms in a baby's 'pick-me-up' position. Before I could stop him, Erik had propelled himself from my arms to the man.
Suddenly a very old smelly man and a very young baby consummated their love and kinship. Erik in an act of total trust, love, and submission laid his tiny head upon the man's ragged shoulder. The man's eyes closed, and I saw tears hover beneath his lashes. His aged hands full of grime, pain, and hard labor, cradled my baby's bottom and stroked his back. No two beings have ever loved so deeply for so short a time.
I stood awestruck. The old man rocked and cradled Erik in his arms and his eyes opened and set squarely on mine. He said in a firm commanding voice, 'You take care of this baby.'
Somehow I managed, 'I will,' from a throat that contained a stone.
He pried Erik from his chest, lovingly and longingly, as though he were in pain. I received my baby, and the man said, 'God bless you, ma'am, you've given me my Christmas gift.'
I said nothing more than a muttered thanks. With Erik in my arms, I ran for the car. My husband was wondering why I was crying and holding Erik so tightly, and why I was saying, 'My God, my God, forgive me.'
I had just witnessed Christ's love shown through the innocence of a tiny child who saw no sin, who made no judgment; a child who saw a soul, and a mother who saw a suit of clothes. I was a Christian who was blind, holding a child who was not. I felt it was God asking, 'Are you willing to share your son for a moment?' when He shared His for all eternity.
The ragged old man, unwittingly, had reminded me, 'To enter ... , we must become as little children.'
Sometimes, it takes a child to remind us of what is really important. We must always remember who we are, where we came from and, most importantly, how we feel about others. The clothes on your back or the car that you drive or the house that you live in does not define you at all; it is how you treat your fellow man that identifies who you are.
This one is a keeper.
'It is better to be liked for the true you, than to be loved for who people think you are......'
Monday, December 22, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Ayden is finally sleeping through the night and we figured out why she wasn't she is getting 2 new teeth poor baby but I am glad they broke through and she can get some sleep. Our market day on Saturday went really well it was slow through the day but we managed to pull through and make some money. sadly we were the only ones I feel bad for the others here is two new tutu's i made and am so in love with they came out great.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Our next show is this Saturday across the street from the post office in New Braunfels I can't wait to see how things go i made 7 tutu's and I am going to try and make some Christmas bows hopefully I can find time to do it before Saturday it shoud be really busy because Wurstfest is this weekend so pray for a good day
Monday, November 3, 2008
well we went for another hour and we knew she was really done when she took off her costume and all the parts to her costume so we left and she fell asleep on the way home> Ashley on the other hand was bored out of her mind but was a good sport and dressed up and went with us anyways..well she really had no choice she was grounded.....
Monday, October 27, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
The Dr said we are doing a great job he could not believe some of the things she is already doing like when we say diaper check she goes to her changing table and gets a diaper and waits to be put on her table and how she loves cucumbers. She weighs 25 pounds . She got 3 shots today broke my heart. Her next check up is in 3 months..
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
We had Ayden's party this Saturday and it was great all of our close family and friends were here for her special day. Ayden had a great time she got on the moon bounce for a while and loved the cake she even opened her own presents...time sure does fly. It seems like just yesterday I had her now here she is walking and talking and making us smile and laugh 10000 times a day