Tuesday, January 29, 2008

A Road to Baptism

In October a couple of Sean's friends were baptized and he started thinking about when he should do it. At Christmas he went to our Pastor and told him that he was ready. So we met with Charles and this past Sunday, Sean went down front for his profession of faith. I wasn't prepared for the rush of emotions I had. I know that I'll cry when he is baptized. But for the Pastor to recognize him and introduce him to the church it was amazing and very moving.

It has been so neat to watch him in his walk, you can see when he struggles with things and how pleased he is when he's sure he's made the right choice. It's almost as if Jesus pats him on his back and he actually feels it. I pray that he will continue to feel those pats when his struggles get harder and this foundation that he's building himself will be strong enough to withstand all that life can throw at him.

Friday, January 25, 2008

You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. Mark Twain

Old Barns

Life's little funnies!

Indoor soccer has been an exhilirating ride. It's very fast paced and the games are over before you know it. Balls are bouncing off the walls, boys are running everywhere, including bouncing off the walls. Their team has done well during this season. Last weekend during their second game Sean was playing hard and had scored two goals already. He runs down the field and the defensive player he's headed straight for moves out of his way. Well his coach didn't think he should do that and started yelling for the boy, "never back down" "stand your ground" "go for it, no matter what." After the coach finished his spill, the little boy looks at him and says,"did you see the size of him?"

When Evan gets in the shower, it's like his own personal stage, sometimes he sings and sometimes he has his own little commentary going on. Last night, Sean and I were sitting in the den and he was in our shower, we could hear him in there, we thought he was singing, but when we snuck up to the door to listen he was just talking about life and things and making silly statements about washing his body. We just sat there and laughed and laughed, he was just so content and happy. I love that chatter.

The boys had soccer practice yesterday afternoon. Being that I had to work and had to pick them up let them quick change in the car and take them straight to practice, Sean was having a hard time changing. He couldn't get his cleat on, so by this time we were at the park and I said to him to not get mad, just hop out and see if he could do it better standing up. A couple of mumblings later he says, "I've just had a long hard bad day and I'm tired!"
Of course the day got shorter and so much better when I told him we were going to eat with Lainey later.

Isn't it funny how life happens, little comments, little commentaries, confessions all part of it. All part of them growing up it's such a great ride.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Beauty, as far as the eye can see...

Maybe . . you should dream what you want to dream; go where you want to go, be what you want to be, because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you dream of, and want to do.


When did manners go out the window? Sean and I are trying against what feels like incredible odds to instill good manners in our boys. They've been pretty good with the mam's and sirs, however, what about pulling chairs out for women, properly introducing oneself, holding doors for people. Just what most would call common courtesy. We want our boys to be nice and when people say something about those Lewis boys we want them to say things like they are so nice and have such good manners.

Now that little girls are coming into the picture, we can't stress this enough. Hold the door, wait for them, be nice to them, chew with your mouth closed, eat slowly (Sean), wipe your mouth, etc, etc. etc.!!!

Hopefully, all this will pay off, but right now it's seems so hard.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

A year in review....