Friday, February 6, 2009

Little Victories

Some days I just want to pull my hair out because of my struggles with life. Recently though, I challenged my young women to see the joy in their experiences. I am taking that challenge too and you know what, my days are better. Hannah is happier and I'm a better mom. Wow, what an amazing thing our attitude is. That is one of my little victories.

Hannah though is growing by leaps and bounds. I am so impressed with her growth and intelligence. She's amazing. One amazing thing she has started doing is saying "Please" and "Thank you". We've been prompting her to say it for a while now but in the last week and a half she has started saying it on her own. My favorite is when she say asks me for something and then when she gets it she says, "Thank ye (you), Mommy" in her cute little voice. Oh it melts my heart. She's also on her way to potty training. I think we still have a ways to go but she is a little more enthused about it this time around.

Yay for life. Oh the adventures we have when we just enjoy the journey.

9 comments:

Wright Family said...

Amen ;)

David Becker said...

I couldn't have said it better myself!

Very nice blog...and beautiful family!

mr.b

Marci said...

what a cute family!! I'm voting for a 4th redhead...and maybe another 5 in the future

Becky said...

Darling picture of your family! Great to see your updates. Beautiful family.

Emily said...

I love the new blog; it looks great! I am so glad that Hannah is talking more...it makes life so much easier and they really have such cute little voices...it truly does melt your heart.

Love you guys!

katharine said...

hooray for potty training. and good luck with that!

Jaime said...

how fun to read this! you guys are too precious!

Rachel said...

I love Hannah and the chocolate, I remember that little episode happened all too well :)! Jonathan's smile is SO cute!

Nate said...

Yo sister, Glad to know you're doing good. Hang in there it will get better I promise. Em is actually struggling as well, in fact so am I. Not easy being a parent, thank goodness for mom and dad and all of their patience. The more kids we add to our family the more mom and dad become my heroes. Hang in there, love ya.