Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Joyful Moments of Motherhood + a photo treat


It only seems appropriate after briefly sharing my struggles as a stay at home mom that I share a few of the joyful and/or rewarding moments I have experienced with Bennett the last few weeks.
  • He usually wakes up crying, but a few mornings ago he awoke with few tears.  Before going in to his room, I heard him singing, "Good morning God. Good morning God."  Of course, the phrase is not that clear, but I knew what he was singing by the tune and the word, "God."  When I opened the door, he was smiling with hands clasped (prayer hands), joyfully singing, so I joined in.  "Good morning God.  This is your day.  I am Your child, show me Your way."  It is a song we learned at B.S.F. 
  • B does such a great job cleaning up his toys.  We have had our struggles, but most of the time when I ask him to clean up he will start singing, "Clean up, clean up," while proceeding to put his toys away.
  • It is so joyful to hear him ask for help.  Most of the time he will say, "Help, mom," when he is struggling to complete a task.  I forget how much I appreciate these simple words until he has a few days of whining or if I have been around other children who whine when they need help.
  • Last weekend, we spent Saturday night with my in-laws.  They were dog sitting their neighbor's wiener dog.  My husband took her on a walk and B wanted to help.  Thankfully, the dog was small, but he did such a wonderful job.  He held onto the leash (most of the time), stayed on the sidewalk, and ran with her all the way down the block.  He was so excited and kept repeating the dog's name over and over again.  Needless to say, he walked her several times before we returned home.
  • His love of water brings so much JOY to me!!!!  That's all.
  • He also asks us to sing, "Holy, Holy, Holy," which is another song he learned at B.S.F.  Praise God for B.S.F. and their ministry.  It cracks me up, because he will sing as LOUDLY as he can, "Hode, Hode, Hode," and then wait for me to sing the rest.
  • Since our visit with my best friend Hannah and her family (who live in Africa) we have been using the the Swahili (Tanzanian language) word busu for kiss.  Several times a day we'll ask, "Can I have a busu?"   He comes to us with mouth open and tongue out ready to offer kisses. 
There definitely many joyful moments with my boy, like the silhouette photo above.  I must admit of all the photos I have taken this is my new favorite.  I just LOVE the simplicity and the emotion that a silhouette presents.  Don't you love his sweet little hand resting on his daddy's leg?  It melts my heart.

I have some more silhouettes that I will be sharing in the week's to come, so stay tuned.  I may even write my own tutorial.

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18 comments:

Tara said...

beautiful picture!

Oh he melts my heart just reading these things! I LOVE how he sings worship songs! That is so awesome! You inspire me for one day when I am a mother! For real. :)

Ashley Sisk said...

Those are such joyful moments - thanks so much for sharing. And this picture...you really rock at silhouettes.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

those are great joyful moments. Love the silhouette shot.

Thrifty Military Mommy said...

Very sweet. I wish i had a camera that could take awesome snap shots like this one. unfortunately I don't have the money to buy one yet which means I'm limited to my android. yay :(

Kaylene said...

Thank you for sharing, your shot for this week's challenge is something to treasure.

Sarah Halstead said...

Love your silhouette photo!!! I also loved reading your joys.

Branson said...

Love everything about this post! And boy oh boy do I wish A would learn to ask for help, lol! The singing with the prayer hands made me all weepy! You are a good mama who is raising a little man who loves the Lord... love it!!!

Jaymi said...

wow, this is so beautiful! Love the light and the composition and the kite--everything! great job!

Shannah said...

Now this is an awesome picture!!!

Carolina said...

You know I truly relate to the struggles and the joys of being at home... love your genuine posts and they are always encouraging to me. Absolutely love the picture of Sam and Bennett!

Jamie said...

Love your blog!! So glad I found it :) Pic is amazing!!

Lin said...

This is amazing! I love how the people are in silhouette, but the kite is fully illuminated. Great composition and colors and light! Awesome job!

Theresa said...

Wonderful picture that reminds me of the times when my kids were young. Those years fly by so fast and now we are playing with the grandchildren!!

pkgormong said...

found your blog through click it up a notch...love the picture! great post too! thanks for sharing!

Ebony said...

Wow, I absolutely LOVE this silhouette! Great job! Omg the kid's hand on dad's knee, the colour in the kite... adorable!

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

That really is one beautiful shot Amber!

Mom's Small Victories said...

amazingly beautiful picture! i have no idea how to do a silhouette like that so i hope you do a tutorial!!

Tanya

Courtney said...

Amber, this is just beautiful! Love B's hand on your hubby's leg. Really makes the image! Great silhouette, lighting, composition! Yay!! Loved reading all your little joys!!