Thursday, February 27, 2014

a special conversation

Phebe and I have been having some special conversations lately about one of our friends that is pregnant.

Today, at lunch time, we were at the mall and while eating her lunch, she looked down at her belly and said, "Mama, my belly isn't big enough to have a baby... but Auntie Glenda's belly is big enough to have a baby! Is your belly big enough to have a baby, or no?"

So yes, she's starting to understand some things and we've had the conversation that she wasn't a baby in my belly. Instead she was in her birth Mama's belly, in China.

Tonight, after supper, Phebe asked me who her Mama in China is... her questions were: "What's her name? Can I see her?" I explained that we don't know who her birth Mama is, but for sure, God knows her... that's why we pray at night that God will keep her safe. So she asked: "Will God tell me who she is? ...and I went on to further explain that God doesn't talk to us in that way... I said, He can see everything and knows everything, but He stays up in heaven. And she replied, "Oh yes, because he rolled the stone away and went to see all His friends!"

She stopped and thought for a moment and then declared: "I'll get saved tomorrow so I can go to heaven and ask God who she is!"

These are the moments that take my breath away, and bring tears to my eyes... listening to her little innocent 3 year old heart trying to make sense of this all. My prayer is that she'll put her faith in the Lord, and that she'll lean on Him, as she navigates her way through life.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

the things she says!


Pointing to a plate she hasn't used in a long time: "Mama, I remember that plate, when I was a Chinese girl!"

phebe: "Mama, what's this?"
me: "Oh, it's Lilah's new spray for writing on the snow."
phebe: "Wow! That's cool!"

"Mama, I so love the Lord."

"I want to see on the computer where God lives, you show me?"

Baba was wearing his pajamas one day: "Baba, why don't you have your ready clothes on?"

Out of the blue one day: "Mama, can you buy me a computer for my birthday?"

"Today God is writing in His book, Phebe is a good girl!"

Sitting on the toilet chatting to herself one day: "There's a blizzard, that's not a blizzard, that's my sister!!!! ...for the first time in forever..." (Obviously from the movie, Frozen!)

me: "Do you need to do peepees before your nap?"
phebe: "Yes... I don't want to do peepees in the crib, that would be uncomfortable!"

Lilah was teasing her one day: "It's not true Lilah - it's a lies!"

"Mama, this isn't going to hurt, because I'm a nurse"... as she sticks a triangle magnatile into my ear! "Now lets check your eyes, yep, they're growing up!"

Sitting singing one of her own made up songs one day, during imaginary play... "Hallelujah, Praise the Lord, oh Hallelujah, He is so good to meeeeeeeeeeee!"

me: "We're going to go get Lilah at school."
phebe: "Oh I really want to hug Lilah. She's the best girl. I love her so much."

Talking about the length of her hair one day: "Mama, see? hair is growing up!"

After I put her hair in pigtails one day: "Thanks Mama, for making me beautiful."

Saturday, February 22, 2014

crafting like crazy!


The littles, going craft crazy today!
If they keep this up, their art-and-craft-wallpaper will be creeping out of the playroom and all around our house!

Friday, February 21, 2014

wishful thinking?


Spring is coming, right? Maybe. Hopefully.

Monday, February 10, 2014

can we go back already?

Cuba 2014

This photo, was taken this day last week... in Cayo Coco, Cuba.

My girls did this constant charging into the warm ocean. They had so SO much fun. We all did.
I have plenty of photos to share and I'm planning on blogging some 'a day in the life' posts, over the next week!