It takes love. It takes a village. My journey of motherhood and what God is doing with our family.
Monday, May 9, 2011
Rain and Cups
The sun has finally peeked out from behind the rain cloud that plagued us last week. Here is how Ry spent her rainy week:
"I love to play with my kitty, Quincy. Charlie is still scared of me. I love to grab and pull pet his long fur."
"Since I am 4-months old now, I am a big girl. I cut a tooth. No rash, fever or temper (aside from my usual tantrums). Just a tooth to add to my cuteness." Note from mom: We have also been battling a goopy eye. Remnants of a cold and tear duct that is still developing.
"Happy Mother's Day! Mom made me wear this uncomfortable dress all day. I put on my Sunday best just for mom." Band and bow courtesy of a talented friend.
"When mom is done her water I love drinking those last few drops from her cup!"
Matthew 23:25-26 (New Living Translation)
25“What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you are so careful to clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but inside you are filthy—full of greed and self-indulgence!26You blind Pharisee! First wash the inside of the cup and the dish,[a] and then the outside will become clean, too."
-It is easy to clean the outside of the cup to hide whatever stains the inside. The cup Ry used in the above picture is clear. Transparent. When Chris drinks chocolate milk from these, the milk settles, dries and must be scrubbed from the bottom. The milk residue is not easy to get out. God sees through. He sees my residue. I have to sterilize Ry's bottles, and even then I can sometimes see residue. God sees through. He sees my residue. I can do my part to help cleanse my inside...get rid of the negative addictions in my life...but there will always be residue. Only Jesus' love makes me spotless. That is why He died. I'd say Jesus is the Ultimate Dishwasher.