Thank you.

If you can pass my grammar errors and typos , then , you could enjoy my blog. I am not very good at writing, yet I write from my heart. You will know a little bit of me and the things that I treasure most in my life.
Thank you so much for visiting and for your grace and patience with me.

Friday, May 23, 2008

More farm adventures!!

I should have a blog dedicated just to the farm.... Today, a mom rabbit was not doing well, she did not want to eat as she always does and Mrs. R, did not know what was wrong with her.. so she decided to get her together with the daddy rabbit "next door" and see if maybe she was just lonely... so she asked me to carry her and bring her for a "marital visit" with daddy rabbit. So I did, and the kids had front view.... it might be easier to explain later the bees and the flower story.... any ways, I never thought I was going to be doing this kind of job at the farm... It has been great fun and learning experience, both for the kids and me. We have seen, sheep being slaughtered, dead chickens, we have clean stalls, promoted pregnancy...... At first I was not sure about this whole thing, but now I can say I am happy we did this.... and I can still say: I would not like to have a farm of my own, but I can go any time to do the chores and not be such a wimp.

Friday, May 16, 2008

New pets?.. How did that happen!!?.

When is it that I am going to learn... I DO NOT LIKE PETS!!!!!. But what did we bring home from the farm today?.. Rabbits!, not one but TWO!...... They are very cute and my kids are very excited, they just love them. The good thing, is that we can give them back any time we want (I want). So I'll keep you posted with our new pets... "Thumper" and "Mud bud".

Friday, May 9, 2008

A lesson not intended for me.

A lesson intended for my kids that ended up for me. Yesterday early in the morning the first thing I heard, was not the singing of the birds.... it was the boys arguing..... Not the right noise to start my day. So as I heard them, I went to the kitchen and just stood in front of them without saying anything. I just looked at the way they were talking to each other. As soon as they saw me, they immediately stopped. Then I asked them: Why did you stop?... the answer was obvious, they knew they were not being kind or polite to each other, they knew they were doing something I would not accept. But their answer was very appropriate: because you were looking at us. So the big lesson of the day was: The fool says in his heart, there is no God. I started my lesson with: " You obviously did not believe God was watching you, because if you really believed that, you would have controlled your tongue. In your heart, you said, there is no God, I can behave the way I want to behave, I can do as I please and whatever I feel at the moment, since no one is here to see me.... and your actions were foolish as a result."

As I am saying this to my kids and I'm hearing my own words, made realize that I myself many times say in my heart "there is no God". I do and say things without controlling my tongue. If I really believed God was watching me all the time... I would answer to my husband in a very different way, I would spend my time a differently, I would control my emotions and my temper, I would do many things a lot different, maybe with that same attitude my kids had when they saw me... they kept quiet. They stopped their foolish behaviour and helped me realize again how much my heart needs the Lord. How I need this simple lessons from the every day life to work in me and in the heart of my kids.

In Psalm 14:1 says "The fool says in his heart, there is no God." And in Prov. 9:10 it says "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom". If I fear the Lord, believing in my heart that God is right there watching me, I would fear Him enough to have more self control, and my actions would reflect not a foolish behaviour but a wise God pleasing attitude.

May God help me.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Dead chicken

The boys have many chores at the farm, from feeding the sheep, to getting the eggs from the chicken coop. They love every minute of it!!, there is nothing better than getting dirty and smelly doing farm work....... until, my worst nightmare happened. The boys went inside the chicken coop to get the eggs and they came out and told me that there was a dead chicken and that the other chickens were stepping on it. And as a "protective" mother, I told them to leave it alone and that I was going to inform Mrs. R about it so she can deal with it later. When I went to tell her, she asked me if I could "find in my heart" to get that dead chicken out of there before the other ones start pecking on it!!!. .....I'll try, that is all I could say. I come downstairs, and I ask for volunteers to save their mother from this task. Older son M, volunteers... and grabbing a lot of paper towels, he goes in with a mission... Bravely he grabs the stiff chicken from the legs and carries it out and walks through the backyard to safely put it in an empty sheep pen, while younger son S, distracts the dogs so they don't grab the dead chicken from M's hands. That day, was a special day..... and made me very thankful to have brave boys to save their mother in this situations.