I have been missing this cozy corner in blog-land for far too long. It's a rare quiet moment. The girls are out having fun at Holiday Club and boyzie is fast asleep. I have a silly grin on my face as I try remember how to use this key-board after way too long ;0)
To kick off ... here are a few pics of my precious growing-up-way-too-fast treasures ...
Mr. Gabe is 5 months old already! He loves nothing more than being outside and out and about with mommy. He clearly has a big wide world of wonder to explore and is soaking it all up. I can't keep him inside for too long. I love his simple wonder at life around him. It's teaching me to find joy in the everyday simple things in life.
He is totally enraptured by all the love that his 2 best big sisters in the whole wide world lavish on him every day. Nothing makes my heart smile bigger than seeing the bond that these 3 share with one another. I love watching him laugh at all their crazy antics! They are such big helpers to me too. Always willing to take a few moments to hang out with their little brother when I need to get something done around the house. I am bowled over seeing the overflow of their love. I also smile as I hear them tell him all about his big brother in heaven. When they miss Zac, I've taught them to snuggle Gabe a little closer ;0) Man we miss that little guy!
Mr. Cosmo and Gabriel are fast becoming big friends. They are both fascinated by each other. Cosmo is so protective over Gabe. If he hears him crying, he will come and find me to check in that all is ok. Too precious.
I have been quite protective of my time over these last 5 months which is why the blog posts have been fewer and far between. There is nothing like having a 12 and almost 9 year old before my eyes to remind me how quickly time passes by. I am trying to soak it all in as I watch these precious treasures growing up. I've been taking my time in discovering our new pace as a family and really allowing the Lord to re-shape the way I am raising these treasures. My mom blessed me with an amazing book that is changing my parenting-paradigms. It's call "Loving our kids on purpose" by Danny Silk. It is one of the best parenting books I have yet to read. Its showing me how fear-based my parenting has often been. The more I read, the more I am discovering God's amazing heart of freedom where my kids are concerned. I can't help but imagine how He is raising my Zac in Heaven ... in an environment of perfect love and freedom. If you can get your hands on a copy, I highly recommend it! I am learning what it looks like to live out a culture of honour and love at home. I can't tell you how much more peaceful it is around here as I am allowing God to teach me His principles of truth and freedom as I mother.
Hopefully it won't be nearly as long till the next post. Missing you all and just had to say hi.
Big heart hugs xxx