A Day of Firsts

Yesterday started like a typical day after a break from school…early!  It was really no earlier than I got up for church Sunday morning but for some reason my body was really used to sleeping in an extra hour or so over the past week and a half.  And hurt…oh…I hurt.  But we had much on our agenda yesterday so Nathan’s prayer for me bright and early went a very long way and I had no idea how fantastic the day would end up!

The boys and I took Emalynn to school and Maxwell had a great surprise waiting for him!  He thought for sure it was a new toy truck!  Nope!  Nathan came home around 9:15 and told him he was taking him to his first Detroit Tigers baseball game with good friends, Jake and Breadon BoermanMax was pumped and the boys headed out for peanuts, hot dogs and home runs.  I was so excited for them to be able to spend time together.  Like Nathan said before walked out the door…”It doesn’t really matter what we’re doing…it’s just fun to be together.”

My afternoon with Emalynn went really quickly in anticipation for her very first soccer practice on her very first team…the Sparta Tire Team of course.  She couldn’t wait to put on her new cleats, shin guards and pink soccer socks.  Hey…if she can’t get pink cleats because there are 2 boys to hand them down to the least Daddy could do was get her pink socks…good work Baby!  We got all of her gear on and headed out.  It was a small preschool reunion with lots of old friends and Emalynn had a ball!  Her first game is this Saturday!

When we got home it was late and totally past bedtime and, last but not least…not to be out-done by his siblings…always striving for equality, Jackson decided to have a first of his own.  At 14 months and 5 days he decided today was the day to START WALKING!

As you can see…Mama was ecstatic…finally!  Oh what a day…far from a typical hum-drum Monday!  It was probably one of the most exciting days I’ve had as a mom.  Exciting firsts for all of my children…extraordinary!  What a gift!

My devotional this morning was about how we can miss God’s grace in our lives.  Not that He doesn’t offer it…that we choose not to see it.  My attitude yesterday could’ve been one of “I miss Spring Break…I don’t feel well…why does the first day back have to be difficult?”  Instead the Lord gave me exciting events and I chose to see them.  If I would’ve been entangled in bitterness I might have missed them.  What an eye opener!  I don’t ever want to miss His grace…His gifts to me.  I don’t even want to think of how many times in the past I’ve missed them.

Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God. Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many.  Hebrews 12:15

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