Wednesday, January 30, 2008
As I sit here typing, I have a lovely almost two year old daughter who has pulled up a chair beside me and is continually threatening to wipe out all I have just written by turning off the computer. From the lifting of the mouse, playing with the on/off switch and wanting to pull some very important cords out of the computer, she smilingly looks at me as though I know how cute she is! I however, continue to try and type while removing her hand, saying no a dozen times and kissing her forehead. I remember a day when that would have really bothered me. "I can't seem to get any time to myself," I would lament. Don't they know that Mommy needs a little time to do "her" things? I don't even remember the days when I actually went to the bathroom by myself. But now, thanks to God continuing to do a work in me, I realize that this time is so very short. One day I will blink and this little girl will be like her oldest sister, on the threshold of womanhood. And when that happens, how I will long once again for these moments...to cherish and hold dear. Just as the Bible says, life really is but a vapor. I hope I continue to know how preciuos it is. When I am older, and my house is quiet, how much I will miss children singing Latin songs, everyone trying to talk at one time, three or four asking me a question all at once, and all those reminders about "once you're in bed, it's time to sleep!" I will miss changing the diapers and making the meals and all the other things that go along with a houseful of blessings! So, as the night draws to a close...cuddle up to those little ones, tell those around you how much you love them, and thank God for giving you another day. I sure am!
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
The Fowler clan is alive and well! We have begun the new year with great anticipation to see what the Lord has in store for us as a family. Jonathan is now immersed in his new role here as a student in the Advanced Chaplain's course. The children and I are still busying our days with school, chores, and all the other tasks that life demands. We are here in South Carolina until June, and then the Lord moves us to another position. Although we have "preliminary" orders, we are keeping things a little quiet until "official" orders come out in February sometime. With the military, one must always be open for change. So, we are waiting to tell everyone our new assignment until things are a little more "set in stone." (If that is even possible militarily speaking!)
This blog is meant to keep friends and family "in touch" with the some of the day to day events in our lives. We hope you all enjoy "visiting" with us from time to time. We would much rather have you here in person, but maybe this will make you feel more in tune with our family as we strive to raise sons and daughters to the glory of God.