Growing

The Night Before School

Here in Houston, School starts back up tomorrow, August 22. I know I should be running around my house in circles gathering everything up that my boys will need, yet I find myself sitting here looking through pictures reminiscing of when my boys were just babies. How does time fly by so quickly? How is it that Alex  is already going into 5th grade and Naelen-Joel  is going into 1st? It just seems like they shouldn’t be this grown already. I told my husband I’ve felt like i’ve been on the verge of tears all day long. HA!

I have been going through tons of questions in my mind for days on end now. Asking myself things like  ” Are they ready?, Have I done everything possible on my end? Have I taught them to be kind and loving to everyone they come in contact with? Have I taught them what it’s like to always be the light, to be leaders and not followers?” Oh they just keep racing through. It’s so easy as a mom to get caught up in worry and fear. We live in such a crazy world and all I want to do is protect my sweet babies (not so much babies any more).  So right now, i’m putting them in God’s hand. I know he’ll keep them and guide them through another school year.

I pray that God will protect each and every child starting school tomorrow. I pray that he will give them a passion to learn. That they will walk in wisdom and always stand for what is right. I pray they each child will walk in favor with their teachers and friends. I pray that every student including my own, will speak life over each other and be rooted in God’s love. I pray complete peace over the entire school year. And that each child will grow and enjoy this year the most!

Parents, my pastor said somethings today that I’m taking to heart, “Greatest gifts to give you children are Words of Affirmation”. Tell them they are doing great, that they are going to do great things and that you are proud of them! It will change their direction! As long as i’m alive I will continually to speak blessings and life over my children.

Have a great night everyone!

 

Blessings,

Lexi O.

Homeschool Adventure!

imageSO HERE WE GOOOOO!!! I officially withdrew Alex from school! EEEEKKKK! Huge step for me! I know i’ve been contemplating Homeschooling and we waited since we got pregnant with Ellie last year, but now I think it’s time! Alex will be starting 3rd grade, Naelen-Joel will be starting Kindergarten. I’ve bought all our curriculum and we are ready to start. I can’t help but to feel excited and nervous at the same time! It is definitely going to take some time to get used to our new routine but I know I’m not going to regret a single moment. I’m going to be documenting our whole first year, so be on the look out! Send us a prayer as we embark on this amazing new journey!

Marriage.. The Sweetest Gift

Tonight I’m sitting here holding my sweet sleeping 5 month old daughter, my legs entwined with my husband as our boys are tucked in bed. Life is great! I couldn’t ask for a better family. My life has become so much sweeter since getting married and having kids. I can’t even begin to imagine what my life would be like without them. I know I know… Mushy love stuff. But it truly is a gift from God. IF you are single, wait for the man/woman that God has for you. There’s nothing better. Sure we have our up and down moments, but who doesn’t? We make each other better, we balance each other. If you are married, cherish your spouse. There’s no one else in the world that will have your back more than he/she will. There’s no one else who will push you to become better. There’s no one else who will Love you the way that a spouse is supposed to love. I think today’s generation has taken for granted what Marriage means. I recently read that 1 in 2 marriages will end in divorce. That literally makes the marriage rate 50/50. How heartbreaking is that?! How is that you commit yourselves to each other, recite vows and yet take it so lightly? Marriage is such a sacred convenient. It’s supposed to be exciting, full of love, hard. It’s not meant to be given up on so easily. Marriage is a complete give and take relationship. It’s NEVER meant to be 50/50, it should be 100/100. Sacrifices come from each side but you should do it all in L.O.V.E. ❤ To all my married friends, make God the center of your Marriage, He will guide you in exactly the way you need to go in order to benefit your relationship with your spouse. He will help you both grow together. There’s nothing better than praying and seeking God with the one you love. To all my single friends, seek God with all your heart, and he will lead you exactly where you need to be. 

Thanks for checking in. Just wanted to share a little bit of LOVE that was on my heart tonight. 

Blessings, 

       Lexi O.