Here I am down on my knees again…

It’s been a bumpy month with the kiddo. Some days, I just want to having a crying sesh and I know that would do me good. But one thing that sustains me is His loving Presence. He is near. He cares. I surrender.

Here I am
Down on my knees again
Surrendering all
Surrendering all

Find me here
Lord as You draw me near
Desperate for You
Desperate for You

I surrender

Drench my soul
As mercy and grace unfold
I hunger and thirst
I hunger and thirst

With arms stretched wide
I know You hear my cry
Speak to me now
Speak to me now

I surrender
I surrender
I wanna know You more
I wanna know You more

Like a rushing wind
Jesus breathe within
Lord have Your way
Lord have Your way in me

Like a mighty storm
Stir within my soul
Lord have Your way
Lord have Your way in me

Like a rushing wind
Jesus breathe within
Lord have Your way
Lord have Your way in me

Like a mighty storm
Stir within my soul
Lord have Your way
Lord have Your way in me

Like a rushing wind
Jesus breathe within
Lord have Your way
Lord have Your way in me

Like a mighty storm
Stir within my soul
Lord have Your way
Lord have Your way in me

Lord have Your way
Lord have Your way in me

I surrender
I surrender
I wanna know You more
I wanna know You more

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Emma’s first x-ray & making up for all the tears

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About a week ago, I wrote about my 20 month old toddler slipping on a book and hurting her ankle. With no signs of swelling or bruising, she continued walking with a little limp. I was getting really nervous and worried so we took her in to see her doctor yesterday. The doc couldn’t find anything unusual with her after doing torturous stretches and then we asked for her to be x-rayed just to be double sure.

I thought taking in your toddler for blood work was bad but the x-ray seemed worse. My hubby and I had to hold her down for a couple of minutes with her crying, screaming and kicking , we managed to get a shot of her bones. The doc showed us the x-ray and everything looked as it should.

Upon searching googling, I’ve resolved that it is either growing pains or she is just being cautious that she remembers the incident. I don’t know. I’m trusting God has it under control.

We took her out after the hospital visit to make up for all the torture and tears we caused her and she seemed happy enjoying the sun and life.

I love this girl.

green

say cheese

love being her mom,

el

 

 

Laundry for 3

laundry

It seems like the more I do laundry the more clothes I have to wash. I used to manage it once a week but now its almost twice a week or even daily as when there is a load ready, I try to put it in.
Above is the picture of what my Friday night looked like. 🙂

If you have ever tried folding a laundry with a toddler it’s like folding the laundry with a big fan on right next to you LOL

I watied until hubby and baby we’re both asleep and I tackled it in 30 minutes.

a day without a nap

Today was one of those long days when you spend 2-4 hours trying to get your toddler to sleep but fail. My 19 month old woke up at 8 a.m. this morning and just went to bed without any afternoon naps. This is a big deal for a mom. Moms can only get stuff done when they’re baby is asleep. At least for me that’s how it goes. If I try to hang one jacket in my closet, before I walk away somehow a little fairy is in there with me but she is knocking off all the shoes from rack. I choose to do chores when she is napping and when she goes to bed. I also choose to play with her when she’s up. I do realize she is not going to stay a baby forever so I enjoy my time with her when she’s up. 🙂

I wanted to look nice tonight for our Armenian Christmas gathering. I also wanted to have carpet cleaning done at our place so I went to my moms while hubby came home for the carpet cleaning.

Showering without rushing is a luxury when you’re a mom and that’s what I did at my parents. I had my mom watch Emma until I showered and blow dried my hair but that was it. After that, Emma kept wanting me and since I failed putting her to sleep at their place she was super cranky and had to have her by me while I tried putting on makeup and getting dressed.

After I changed her, I headed back home to pick up hubby to head over to his parents’ house for dinner. On the way back Emma insisted to sit in the car seat with her princess chair in her lap. When you have a cranky baby, you really shouldn’t waste your breath trying to tell them no unless you don’t mind hearing them crying all the way home.

The carpet looks brand new and Emma did pretty good at the gathering except we had to leave shortly after dinner because she was calling her grandma, mama. Poor thing, she was so exhausted.

She is now at the comfort of our home and sleeping in heavenly peace and my hubby is also knocked out and it’s not even 10:00pm yet but I’m so excited I get to sleep right now too!

Say your prayers, cast your worries to God, He is up all Night anyway ❤

El

 

 

Armenian Christmas

Tomorrow we will be gathering at my in-laws to celebrate Armenian Christmas as we traditionally do every year. It’s on Jan 6th but Just like Christmas Eve, we get together the eve before.

I don’t really like doing stuff for the sake of doing stuff. I like to know meaning and be intentional.  I’m Armenian and almost 30 and I still forget why we celebrate it on the 6th. I know it has something to do with the calendar.

Fortunately one of the bloggers who I follow, Tamar Najarian wrote about it.  Here is the link in case anyone is interested.

Armenian traditions

I’m looking forward to seeing all my family and enjoying the good food and company tomorrow night 🙂

El

Fashionable Event

We had a fun weekend celebrating my cousins engagement and dancing the night away with my love! I was so lucky to have my sister do my hair and makeup. I’m wearing a dress my Xscape and jewlery by BAR III jewelry.  Hair and makeup by my sister. You can find her on facebook Hair By Mary

 

 

#13 Thankful for my little sister

#13- thankful for today because its my LITTLE SISTER’S BIRTHDAY!!! Happiest of Birthdays to the gorgeous, stunning, beautiful inside & out, the most talented Fashionista. Even though we’re like night and day, we still go together like pb&j.  I love her to pieces and so thankful for her!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARY!

Our Halloween Pics :)

I don’t usually share a lot of personal photos in this blog but these were must see in my opinion. Hubby and I took our daughter to our church’s Light the Night Event and then trick or treating. Here are the cutest pics of the night. 🙂 Is it just me or does my husband kinda look like Justin Timberlake? LOL

Gold Diggers & Pimps

My heart breaks when I see…

Mothers teaching their daughters to become gold diggers letting them believe true love doesn’t exit.

Fathers teaching their sons to be pimps and make it all about money & sex.

Guys are buying stuff to impress girls so they can get with them.

If it wasn’t for materialism, we wouldn’t be in debt, we’d be in love.

What are you teaching your children?

What messages are we sending?

What kind of example are we setting?

 

9 Reasons that explain the steady collapsing of marriage in America

–I assume that the relationship is probably going to break up at some point, and the breakup will hurt less if we were never married in the first place.

–Marriage is an exploitative, chauvinistic anachronism that heavily favors patriarchal control. Liberated women will more likely get what they want on their own.

–From the male point of view, women are giving it away these days. You don’t have to commit to her to get sex.

–Single parenthood is the new normal. African-Americans are already there with single-parent birthrates in some places above 70 percent. White folks’ single parenthood stats are following.

–My mom was a single parent, and I turned out fine.

–Marriage is something you can think about when your kids are raised and you are secure in your job.

–Cohabiting preserves your freedom of choice.

–Movies and TV shows relentlessly portray young men as either uneducated, clueless, reckless, socially inept, or violent. Why would any woman want to lock in her life to such a high-risk partner?

–I’m not going to get married until I find the perfect soul mate.

Are these the attitudes you want in your children’s minds? In your grandchildren’s? In your own spouse’s?

 

If you don’t, God has a better way. Let’s give the divine designer a chance to explain to us how to be happily married till death us do part and how to build a family life that will give him glory.