We love you so much and want so much for you. We want you to be happy. We want you to be better than us. We want you to learn earlier than us, that being authentic and real is important.
Mostly, we want you to love Jesus. We want you to love Him with all your heart. And we want you to take that love and share it with everyone around you. Love people, give to people, be there for people. Listen to people. Care about their needs. Let people who are different than you speak. Do not look down on others, rather share Christ’s compassion and understanding, while sticking to what you believe, in your heart.
Degrees, trophies and medals mean little to us, in comparison to learning and giving the Lord’s unfailing love. Everyone needs it. Everyone deserves it.
Be great, Kensington.
Happy 20 months,
Mom and Dad
I rarely get excited about home furnishings that are full price and not found at an estate sale.
But today, I made an exception. I got RAZZLE DAZZLE excited. Like, “jazz hands” excited.
When I saw this pillow, I about fell over, I loved it so much. I don’t know if it is the bright colors or the retro print that grabbed me, but it didn’t let go. I love it.
Reproduction Bertoia Chairs.
And what’s better? They are Miss Kensington’s size. I almost fell over!
They go PERFECT with her table and chairs (you know…the ones I found sitting out on the street waiting for trash pick up)! Now, I just need to power-sand them down and re-paint. Hmmm….what color? I kinda like the idea of turquoise….
Tu-Tu’s, Goldfish crackers, worship music, and dancing.
What cool tricks does your kid do?
My daughter stacks.
Anything and everything. I walk into rooms and things are stacked.
At my grandma’s funeral, some letters were read. Letters that her children and grandchildren wrote. In my brother’s letter, he included a scripture in which the term vapor was used to describe the brevity of life.
Each day I realize the truth of that statement.
Life is a vapor.
It is over in a flash.
And I see it the most when I look at my precious daughter.
Time has already cheated me. It has already won. And it will continue to be the victor.
I can’t beat it. I can’t hold it. I can’t stop it.
I can only enjoy it. Release myself and ride the wave of time.
Hold my daughter. Love my “people”. Spread the good Word.
Use my time wisely.
Before it is a gone.
Like a vapor.
I found some treasures this morning, with my side-kick, Kensington.
*One of my favorite finds of all time, is this 1939, unabridged, Websters Dictionary. In very good condition, with maps, lists of the worlds highest peaks, waterfalls, populations, sites and more. When I spotted it, I ran over and tried not to act too excited. It’s beautiful. And very large. Honestly, I’m 100% sure they had no idea how valuable this piece is. I almost felt bad. But, it passed.
*Retro office furniture is a small obsession of mine. I don’t know why and I’m not going to try and figure it out…I just love it. Finding this made my morning. It was sitting all alone, waiting for me to snatch it.
*And a small, but cool THERMOS. Stout and meant to carry soup. Love it.