30.12.11

Myles on: "Jesus"


A few weeks before Christmas, my son came to me in confidence at bedtime:

Myles: "Mom I just want you to know that I am a Christian but I don't think I can believe in Jesus anymore."

Me: "That's ok buddy you want to talk about it- you have questions?"

Myles: "I just can't believe in Him because I don't really think He can fly as fast as people say He can."

(I never once in my existence remember discussing with my son Jesus' flying abilities or speeds that He is capable of obtaining.)


Me: "Well Myles- about Jesus and flying...I'm not really sure He flies like you've heard He does either-I'm sure He could if He wanted too but I'm not sure that He is always zooming around everywhere."

Myles: "Like I know, it's just too fast!"

Me: "I think He may fly and stuff but I'm not sure how?"

Myles: "I mean Spiderman and those other superheroes I believe in them because I know they just kind of glide-but Jesus?"

Me: "Buddy, I honestly think that Jesus kinda glides too!"

Myles: "Mom, I'm ok with that, it makes more sense and I can believe in Jesus now!"



CJ

25.12.11

enjoy!

Wishing you a Happy Holiday from our Family to Yours- Hope it's AMAZING!

Discovered this on a lady named Carleen's blog earlier this week- thought I'd share- I do believe it is a keeper!




MERRY CHRISTMAS!

CJ

23.12.11

Silent Night?


It's almost the holidays and this morning before school (day off for me YES!) we were writing a couple of cards for teachers and I was like:

"Shoot Myles! I forgot the card for your bus driver!"
(For the record-I actually had the card but I forgot to pick a little something up for her)

So I told Myles I would meet him at the bus stop after school and he could give her the surprise then.

Then I asked him what she likes or what he thought I should grab.

Me: "Giftcard?"

Myles: "No, she actually likes silence".

I wanted to laugh out loud but instead I inquired further.

Me: "Well I can't get her silence Myles so you have to try to think of something to give that she may enjoy- or I can just decide!"

Myles: "OK Mom lets get her those things that go over her ears."

Me: "To keep her warm like ear muffs?"

Myles: "No not to go on her ears to go in her ears- What are they called Aidan?"

Aidan: "Earplugs!'

Insert my amused glance here _______.

Aidan: "She actually really does like quiet and silence the most Mom, we shoud get it for her." (She was also Aidan's bus driver in the past so this was indeed a legitimate #cosign)

These kids were straight serious so I hesitantly stopped asking questions-it was time to leave for school.

I really should have asked them where to get it or what it looked like but I'm sure it would be all sold out by now it is December 23..

I'm thankful for hilarious and oh so thoughtful children in this season-I'm sure they will be great men of sincerity and gift giving one day and this is important.

CJ

22.12.11

Easy Christmas (a poem)

take a moment to forgive
and skip long lines

pass on short tempers
and our daily grinds

take time to remember
frigid winters
-late December

wonder at the majesty
and peace there is to see

Feast?
-yes feast
and give like you've never given

Sing?
-yes sing
the song your soul has written


Love?
-yes love
like no other
without measure

Indulge?
-yes indulge
in His being
and His pleasure

believe in the smiles
of all the children in the world
red and yellow
black and white
the boys and the girls

hope for their peace
sincerity less the peril

manifest a silent night
pen for them a new carol

bless and empower them to love
and love deeply

Free?
-yes free them
to breathe
and breathe easy


CJ

16.12.11

I'll kick my own butt thanks!


I have this kid- and he is a heck of a kid- I actually have 3 but we are talking about the big one right now.

He tells me he will play professional sports when he grows up.

He tells me he will never have a wife.

He tells me he will live with me and Daddy forever.

He tells me he will have children but they will be adopted and the first one will be a boy about 5 years old.

He speaks most times when he is almost certain of what he is saying and communicates mostly in facts.

When he asks questions they flow like the milk your mother told you to never cry over and when they start they cannot be dammed- and all with purpose and only asked to people that he decides he can trust.

He amazes me.

He has played soccer for 4 years now and this is our first winter totally out of it. Just because life changes and schedules and circumstances have not always been the same we have had to find other things to do- but he still believes and has his drive.

The past few months his eyes have been opened to the wonderful world of Hockey and Folk Dancing.

He recently told me that it was ok that he wasn't in soccer because if his soccer career didn't work out he was going to play hockey because it was just as good a match- I told him he was awesome and he asked if we could sign up right away-

We thought it would be a good decision to learn to skate first.
(This is definitely a work in progress)

Life and schedules tried to kick my son's tail and he didn't cry or mope. He found something that would work better from his point of view- I wish I could bottle his resiliency and keep it for myself and maybe on a kind day put some up for sale.

Courage? Innocence? Passion? or just a thing of childlike faith?

This thing that disregards situations and circumstances- zones in on the possibilities and windows of opportunity, decides on the positive and just goes for it.

I let him know he may not be the "first best" or "second best" or even the "last best" on his team if he starts house league next year- he said it was alright he would catch up and just practice more.

I'm gonna try to be more like him- honestly I have a kid that lets no one but himself "whoop him" and this makes perfectly perfect sense to me and I am grateful.

signed an aspiring copy cat learning to consider forever as higher than the moment,
CJ

those are my two other lazy boned kids-lol...they just wanted to wear the skates and chat!



(I said folk dancing right?- he doesn't talk about it much but I know he digs it!)