Currently a "bushel of boys" that I manage! While being a full-time mom and wife, I love to bake nearly anything and everything (while tasting along the way), exercise each day and challenge my body, spend time with family and friends, and most all ... enjoy the gifts and moments I get each day with my husband and four boys: Jonah, Reuben, Matthias, and Abram. Through it all, I want to come out with a smile and a heart directed towards the Lord.
A Bushel of Brooks
Us as we are ...
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Today is 'THE' day ...
A Farewell ...
To a beloved "ba ba".
Jonah became attached to pacifiers at Day One. He loved them. We loved them. But, they became his addiction.
Perhaps we should have said goodbye to them long ago,
But Jonah loved to sleep with "ba ba"s,
And we allowed it: Knowing that eventually they would part.
Today, Jonah was asking for a new Star Wars figure From Eli's large storehouse packed away.
We told him that he was welcome to pick a new one out,
When he was ready to throw his pacifiers in the trash
(we honestly thought he would immediately retract his wish).
And he said "Okay, I will be a big boy now".
So he and Eli sat on the couch and Eli double checked
Jonah knew what he was doing.
They marched to the garage and threw the last two "ba ba"s away.
Pulled out FOUR new fighter guys. He chose. And now ... I pray!
Eli closes at work tonight, and I am praying for sleep to happen,