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God Looks Like Happiness

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Today when i woke up i do my everyday routine..wake up, feed Myla, change Myla, then on to the laptop to check emails/facebook/new blog posts/pintrest..u get it. But today one of my best friends posted this as her status on facebook, ” I think God looks like what happiness feels like.” Wow what a powerful statement and so very true!

I started thinking..what  does god look like to me?

God looks like:

Nature. i think im closest to seeing God, in the solitude of Nature. There, i am his creation experiencing all of his creation.

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My favorite color, GREEN! (im honestly convinced that God and I share the same favorite color! and I think im not crazy because EVERYTHING is green..ok well most of the world is either green or blue..the sky and the grass/trees/leaves..u know! lol)

The smile on my daughters face!

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He looks like my best friends! Through them i have more happiness and good memories than i could have ever asked for!

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He looks like my family. God creates us and delivers us into our families arms. He chooses our family for us. Through them we learn to be who we are. God says, this is what i want for u from the moment we are born and when i look at my family i see how loving God is and how much of a parent he is himself. Through my family i have seen strength, anger, tears and happiness, love, humor, disappointment. All the good and bad God makes he instilled in the family and I’ve seen it all.

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God looks like my new family..My husband. In him i see Gods unconditional love. I see acceptance and sacrifice! i see a fathers love. Thatas what God is right? a father!

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i even see god in my kitty, Mr. Watson! He is playful, but protective and always loving..so is God.

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God is everywhere. I see him in everything. How do u see God?

children amaze me!

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i was volunteering today at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the most amazing thing all day was teaching a little boy how to read. Normally kids just want to color but he picked up every book and wanted to keep them so when i offered that he read to me he chose a smaller book with few words. He was about 8 and i said that book is for smaller children how about a bigger book and he declined saying he liked Thomas the train and wanted to read this one. As he started he looked up at me and hesitated to say the first words, and he said he couldnt read well. So i helped him through the book only reading the pages with a sentence because he became so overwhelmed with too many words.

I loved that he had the passion and the desire to read even if he couldnt do it very well. Most people would give up and just stick to things they knew..like coloring. But not him his big grin when he got a word right was the best feeling ever! And he begged to keep the book but his mother told him no! it was saddening to me that i couldnt give him the book and im sad i couldnt help him more. But i know his passion and determination will get him far and life. More people need that fire within them.

A Family

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 My next dream would be to have a family. My family has played such a huge role in my life. I cherish every minute of them, good and bad! I want to experience what its like to be a wife and a mother. I want to have the responsibility of educating and loving other people that will then go on to shape our world. Its exciting to me!  I look at my sisters and brother and imagine my children doing the things we did growing up and how much hell we put my mom through sometimes. But i also know how proud she is of us. And i want to feel that too for my children no matter what they do in life.

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Michael holding his nephew Michael

 watched Michael play with his nephews and i loved it. I imagined how he would be with our kids. How much he would teach them and how he would love them and play with them. He even Babysat for his sisters when we took a day and went to Myrtle Beach to shop. He changed their diapers and played with them all day. I cant wait to watch him be a father to our children!

this is not my picture but from an online childrens clothing store  When i have a daughter i want to name her Leighton Ann. I will tell her that shes always beautiful and smart and that she can do anything in the world she wants! Like my mom did me!
I will buy her all the things she needs to play dress up so that she can imagine that shes a queen! i will hug her and kiss her all the time and teach her to respect herself and love herself no matter what! I will let Michael spoil her because i know she will be the apple of his eye! I will put her in dance or let her play sports and i will teach her to read (ill read her stories everynight) and think deeply about the world. I will teach her to see the world through an artists eye. I will encourage her to be compassionate and caring and to be humble. I will allow her to be whoever she wants to be and to pursue her dreams. again not my photo
                When i have a little boy i would name him any of the following: Daymon, Ryan, Wyatt, Riley, (as you can tell i havent thought a whole lot about boy names!). I would teach him to have great courage and to always face his fears. I would teach him about respect and honesty and how he should treat women. I would teach him to go on great adventures..as long as theyre safe! I would laugh when he gets so dirty and yell when he brings in stray animals and bugs! I would also teach him to read and how to think deeply. I would teach him how to be loving and kind, yet strong and determined. I would encourage his dreams and hope that he becomes a beautiful, loving Man! Michael can teach him the rest!
Together i would teach them to love and take care of each other. I would teach them to love God and to put him first in their lives.  I would hope that they would be close and share secrets and create great stories together and i cant wait to hear them laughing together from another room. Or to see them hug and comfort each other. I cant wait for all these things and i know God will give me this dream when i am most ready for it in the future.