Thursday, October 11, 2012

Lessons from the little ones

I have four gorgeous little girls. And just for the record yes I am mad, madly in love, and yes I do have my hands full and I am so grateful to the Lord for these full hands.

My eldest Jenny-Bean is 6. She just jumps all over the show. Hardly ever still and talks non-stop. I feel sometimes I should supply everyone with super glue with the way she talks their ears off. She is a very quiet and gentle soul.
My second eldest Becky-Boo is 4 soon. She is Barbie one minute and a Princess the next or both. She loves dresses and pretty things and already has a good dress sense. Very smart and giggles when we growl her, which makes it terribly difficult to keep a straight face.

My Third daughter, Patty-Pie will be 2 two days after little Becky's birthday. She is our delightfully plump and happy little lioness. She has tight blonde curls and the broadest smile. She loves to laugh and is very assertive and knows exactly what she wants. She loves cows and moos at them very loudly when we are in the car driving anywhere. We live in New Zealand so you must know that there are about a million cows in an hours drive.

My Fourth and last precious daughter Sandy-Beth is 5 months old. Unlike the others she has brown hair. She is very squeaky. I have never ever known a baby to make a hawk sound when she cries or is upset and now that she is a bit older she squeaks when she is happy too.

I have been going through a little bit of a writers block of sorts. There is just so much God is speaking to me about and I would like to blog about it all but I feel I could come across preachy and it could all be pretty jumbled and confused. I have been feeling a need to start writing in my blog more often A) to help others and B) to help myself understand things about God and His relationship with us.
I have learnt a lot the last few years being a mother. I don't pretend to know it all and I am fully aware that everyone's parenting styles are different and that every child is different. I think this is why God puts us in families. But to not ask for help or try to be better can become very easy. I had the attitude of this is my kid and I know them better than you so I will fine on my own thanks, don't tell me what to do.
I to some extent still feel this way but am open to seeking advice when I am at the end of my rope.

I hope to help you out a bit and show you how to cope when things are tough and how not to act like I do when things are tough. I have introduced you to my girls because they have taught me much about life and about God and what He says about us.
I do not have it all together and I will not pretend to be perfect and I may even crack a lame joke or two.

A bit about me. I am 28, a mother of 4 girls and wife to 1 Techy geek husband (he will be ok with me calling him that lol). I love to sing and dance (in my kitchen). I love scrapbooking, knitting, sewing, painting, crafts.... you get the idea. I love telling jokes to people and making puns and try to be funny with some degree of success. Most of all I love my God. I have gone through difficult times and things that I could not have done if it was not for His constant hand over my life. He is my all and everything and every time I come through a dark tunnel in my life I am greatly aware of His presence and work in my life since the day I was born.

I became a Christian in my room with my head bowed at the age of 8 or 9. I have always known my God and have always wanted to see His face and have more of His presence in my life.
I was born in South Africa and shortly after the birth of my first daughter, when I was married for 3 and a half years, we sold our house and packed up all we had and moved to New Zealand where we have spent the last 5 and a half years of our lives enjoying every moment of this adventure.
Now that you know a bit about me and my family I will attempt to write more often about my experiences and the thinks I have learnt and the things I am learning from God and my girls.

Kia Kaha
(Be Strong)

xx Tamryn :)