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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer is Here!!

Finally, school is out and summer break is here.  What a great year we have had.  This past school year has flown by!!  It's so hard to believe that Bryce will now be a 8th grader and Brandt will go into 5th.  Oh how time flies and oh how much I hate it.  It just seems like yesterday when they were just learning to say their first word or to take their first step.  Sometimes I wish I could just make time stand still so that they won't grow up and I can keep them this way forever! However, God has other plans for them and really all I can do is stand back and pray that they follow Gods plan to the fullest. The Bible says in Proverbs 22:6  "Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it". I try daily to do my part and as a parent one of your many prayers are when they finally do leave the house they will keep God in their lives.  As parents we all make mistakes, I know I have.  They see you go through difficult situations and they watch how you deal with them and honestly I fail at this most of the time.  You teach them how to deal with hard things that occur in their lives by trusting God, yet sometimes as parents we don't use our own advice and of course they are right there watching you handle things in the wrong way.  In my house, the boys are sometimes reminding me of some of the things I have always taught them to do in tough times and then you sit back and think "wow they really were listening" , yet feeling a little bit stupid for doing the total opposite of what you have always told them to do.  The last 10 years of my life have been hard and I have tried to depend on alot of prayer to get me through.  A couple of weeks ago I got some really bad news about my Aunt who is dying of cancer and the boys were in the car. I started to cry and of course they were both concerned.  I apologized to Bryce for crying and for having a Mom that has so much sadness in her life.  I tried once again to encourage that God will see me through.  My boys never cease to amaze me because without hesitation Bryce looks at me and says, "Mom, please don't apologize, considering everything you have been through you are still the most cheerful Mom I know."  Once again I felt so blessed that God gave me such awesome boys!!