Friday, September 13, 2013

Illustration

Last night Kwacha and I had some of our favorite younger people over - Alyssa, Parker and Reagan!  All three of them were in our wedding.  We found out that Parker's fave place to eat is Jimmy Dean's.  (Our friend, Lisa, said that this is why discipleship is important.  ;)  So for his belated birthday present, we took him and his sisters there for dinner and then they came over to our place for games and baking.  (Pumpkin cookies to be exact.)
After the baking, Reagan asked for some paper so she could draw.  Later on she asked for some tape so she could...tape.  When their mom came to pick them up she handed me a "package." 

 
Inside were some pictures and notes she made for us. 
After they left and Kwacha and I were just sitting on the couch, Kwacha started talking about Reagan's package and how sweet it is.  We know she made it for us because she loves us.  It's not perfect; the tape was sticking out, the pictures are simple, but we know the heart behind it and that's what made it sweet. 
Kwacha was saying that it's like us with God.  We seek to please Him in obedience, but it's not perfect.  Our righteousness is like filthy rags, but if we've put our trust in His Son and seek to honor Him, he sees our hearts.  It's a good test for me.  Am I doing what I do, seeking to honor Jesus because I love Him so much?  Or am I doing what I do to seek His favor, to try to earn something?
Reagan's pictures were mainly of fruit and butterflies and pizza, but she also drew something else.  I don't know if you can see it below.  It's right below the pizza.

 
I asked if Reagan wrote "donut".  (I assumed that's what "donet" meant.)  She said "No, it's 'done' with a cross."
I just liked how that summed up what Kwacha said last night.  And I didn't really think about it until this morning.  Jesus has already done it all on the cross.  Now we just get to obey Him in love.
 
And here's what Alyssa was doing while Reagan was drawing.
 

Taking pictures of my silly faces.
 
 
 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Hubba Hubby

 
I've written a lot about the cute little peanut on the way lately, but nothing about my amazing husband.  (And I don't know about you, but I kinda think he looks like a model in the picture up there.)
 
 
I don't even know where to start in explaining to you the kind of man he is.  (Is it bad to brag about your husband?)
 
Anyway, I will just start with a list of things that I have come to love and appreciate about him.  Things I have discovered since we've been married.  Well, I'm sure I saw hints of some of these things before we were even married.
 
  • He makes dinner for us when I'm tired.
  • He helps me do the dishes.
  • Sometimes he even helps me cook.
  • He is a really good communicator.
  • He helps keep me calm.  A couple of my friends in high school used to call me "Spaz." Not a nickname I appreciated at all, but if I'm being honest, it was true.  I still tend to spaz out if I see a bug in our apartment, or I drop a glass bowl, or I spill something all over the floor.  At other times my temper will come out and Kwacha is just really good at nipping it and reminding me why I DON'T NEED TO FREAK OUT!  (Except he never yells at me.)
  • He never yells at me.
  • He. doesn't. snore. Seriously!  Read that again!  I used to joke about how if someone ever proposed to me, before responding I would ask if they snore.  When I was younger and our family went on vacation and had to share a hotel room, my dad would snore and I...would cry.  Literally.  I also hate wearing ear plugs.  Seriously, why is God so kind to me.
  • He makes sure I eat correctly.  Which is important with ulcerative colitis and gestational diabetes.  I don't always like it at the time, but in the long run I'm very thankful.
  • He's affectionate.
  • He prays for our daughter.
  • He always prays for family/friends at dinner.
  • He insists I call him if I ever get home late at night so that he can meet me outside before I get out of my car.
  • He thinks and cares about other people. 
  • He likes match-making as much as I do.  ;)
  • He'll watch shows and movies I like.  Including some chick flicks. 
  • He's a leader.  He is faithful to make sure we read together.  Right now it's Proverbs. 
  • He seeks after wisdom.
  • He is wise!
  • He thinks before he speaks and acts.
  • He carries the grocery bags, or anything remotely heavy, for me.

Okay, this is even easier than I thought it would be.  It's just flowing.  So I'll stop there for now.  But I can always make another list!  ;)
 
I love you, Kwacha!

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