Snapshots in Conversation

Mar 4, 2009 | Full Time Family, On Motherhood, Snapshots in Coversation | 12 comments

Variations on a Theme…

Two month ago.  In reference to some clothes he had outgrown.
Aidan: “My brother can wear that someday.”
One month ago:
Aidan: “I am going to marry Amélie.  Amélie has a brother.  I do not.  I need a brother and then he will need a sister.”
One month ago.  While driving in the car at dusk.  This is in reference to us telling him he was a star in the sky before he was born.

Aidan:  “Look!  Look up there!  Do you see that star?  (Venus) That’s my brother up there!  See how brightly he is shining?  Do you see him Amélie?  That is my brother!”
Two weeks ago:
Aidan: ” Are you pregnant with my brother yet?”
Two days ago:

Aidan:  “Will you pray for me tonight Dad?”  (He asks this every night)
Joel:  “About what?”
Aidan:  “About my brother.”
Joel:  “What about him?”
Aidan:  “That he would sleep thru the night…unlike Amélie.”
Today, in reference to me trying to change my attitude and response to our (lack of) financial situation.

Me:  “I wonder what great things God is going to do for us this week?!”
Aidan:  “Put my baby brother in your tummy?!!”
We want to add to our family so badly and Aidan’s joy over the idea of a baby brother is simply beautiful!  I swear he loves him already.  I know he does.
Your continued prayers for a job for Big Daddy are appreciated.  Needless to say there has not been any good news since my post about this some months ago – really, things just keep getting worse.  But, I was gently but firmly reminded by my beloved Gram today to continue to praise God and trust His plan.  Right now it really feels like there is no plan and many times throughout the day we find ourselves at our wits end but darn it – we are going to praise Him in this house, walking by faith and not by sight.  We are so blessed with our children, a warm house.  The joy we feel over the idea of another child someday pales in comparison to the Father’s love for us.  He is watching over us.   He has a plan for us, a job for us, a place for us to live, here or somewhere else…and I believe, more children for us.  
Seems like Aidan has his head wrapped around that a little more than we do sometimes!  Out of the mouths of  babes!


  1. Anne Marie

    I am truly smitten with your honesty….leave it all in His hands…

    By honoring your prayer request, as I am sure others will too, will hopefully give you some peace and rest within the Lord.

    Lent is great isn’t it? It always helps us to understand the simplicity of things.


  2. REAL ME

    Very encouraging post. I pray right now it will doors will be open soon.

  3. Joannah

    I will pray for you. I know the Lord is going to do something good in this for you.


  4. martha

    Amen and hallelujah! Thanks for the inspiring reminder.

  5. Homemaker Ang

    i struggle spiritually with things like this a LOT. and then i look down and see my 5 beautiful children and think this might be the best thing ever, money or not… I know you understand what I am saying.

    And then the other side, some people have all the money in the world, a home in Paris, CA and more and they cannot conceive life for anything with all their money and I know for sure I would rather be on “our side”.
    I mean this truthfully and not mean or prideful I just know we will never be rich in the worlds eyes over here but we are so blessed aren’t we!
    hang in there! easier said than done. do what it takes to keep peace in your home, whatever that may mean! God will guide you each step.

  6. Faith

    Your Gram is very wise. I know God will provide all of your needs. You have the right attitude even in a very tough situation and God will bless you for that. Maybe not in “our” timing, but in His timing. It will come. Keep the Faith. I know you will!!! Love you soooo much!!!

  7. Claudia

    You have such a lovely site, and heart to go with it.

    I told my husband today that I think God is more interested in our attitudes and character, despite and in difficult circumstances, than in our personal comfort. How do we treat one another when times are hard?

    Hopefully even better times are ahead.

  8. Tracie~MyPetiteMaison

    Yes, there’s always a plan and something so special He has in store for you and your family. I will keep you in my prayers and put a special “word” in for Aidan. It’s not always easy by any means, but I try the best I can to be thankful to have a roof over my head (no matter how shabby that roof is looking), it sounds like you’re doing great remembering that from your post and keeping a sense of humor as well.

  9. Victoria

    I will continue to pray for the job. I know there is something out there for your talented and hardworking husband. Will also pray for photo jobs for you.

    (btw, the vogue post is up, for your free enjoyment)

    love you guys

  10. Life in the 'Burbs

    We are always praying for you guys ;o) We miss you so much! I’m sorry I’ve missed your calls in the last couple of days, but I’ve been subbing for my old highschool choir director this whole week, and it’s been such a trip back in time, and exhausting. I will definately be calling you back either tonite or this weekend ;o) Can’t wait to catch up!

  11. Anita

    don’t children just say the cutest things? It’s like all this stuff rumbles around in their heads and then comes out to melt your heart…or ruin your shirt, depending on what it is .

  12. Berlin Deluxxe

    ♥I know everything will fall into place♥


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