stories of the Mix family lovin' the country life

Thursday, March 29, 2012

All About Lizzie

Our little Elizabeth turned three this week.  Here are some highlights of her life right now:

She loves to sing, loves to climb, and loves to play with dolls. 

She loves to be silly!

She loves the color pink.

She loves for Mommy to brush her hair and put big bows in it, but she always takes the bows out right away.

She sucks her two middle fingers when she's tired.  She's been doing that since she was a newborn.

She loves to ride on the church bus with Daddy on Sundays.

She loves, loves, loves books.  She asks everybody to read to her.

We love you, Lizzie!  Happy Birthday!

Friday, March 9, 2012

OK, confession here.  Fridays don't really excite me all that much.  I was just complaining to myself that, no matter what day it is, I still have just as much work to do. 

But that's a bad attitude.  I need to remember my blessings.  I need to have a thankful attitude.

Yes, this has been a hard week.  Bobby was gone two nights this week.  I have a cold.  Abbey tried to steal something from Walmart.  Lizzie still isn't potty trained.  Jon still isn't walking by himself, and he's getting SO heavy. 

However, my list of blessings is SO MUCH LONGER.  I have a husband who can work.  He has a job that provides for our family.  We have three beautiful children.  We have the opportunity to be a part of a wonderful church--and somebody always opens the door for me to come in {a huge blessing when my arms are full--haha}.  There are so many more things I could add.

When my husband comes home tonight, I won't tell him how hard it was while he was gone.  He already knows that; I've told him before.  Instead, I'll just tell him how happy I am that he's home.  I want him to like coming home, after all.  We all know how important it is to make our husbands feel appreciated and respected for all that they provide for us.

Do we remember to praise our heavenly Father for what He provides for us?  Do we thank Him often for His blessings?  We all have needs, and we all have burdens; but do we have a thankful attitude?  It takes faith to be able to praise God on dark days, but "without faith it is impossible to please Him" (from Hebrews 11:6).

This is my prayer for today, that I would have a thankful attitude throughout this day.

Psalm 19:14
Let the words of my mouth,
and the meditation of my heart,
be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD,
my strength, and my redeemer."