This morning I was thinking about how thankful I am that God made them and that God has sustained them and that I get to be there mom. I was also thinking about how often I forget those things because being their mom is just so hard. I get to love them and care for them and enjoy them, but I also get to weather their sinful hearts all day every day. I see the amazing boys they are becoming and I see the deep selfishness in them both. I see the joy of brothers loving each other and the yuck of fights.
It is the highest joy and deepest battle at times, being their mom. But I wouldn't trade it for the world.
I am asking The Lord to use this day of celebrating His making and sustaining Owen and Baxter to encourage me in the calling of motherhood.
Happy Birthday, boys!!
Just a few pics of the little years.