Wednesday, April 30, 2008

I would like you to meet....


This darling little 7 yr old boy is my 3rd child. I wish you could all meet him. I wish you could see his spirit. I wish you could see his beautiful, kind heart. I wish you could see his attitude.
Ya see...the Lord gave us this 3rd child after many, many long months of trying and then finally the good news came one March morning back in 2000. I cried. I cried some more. And, then I got sick as a dog for nearly 1/2 the pregnancy. We were convinced.....actually my husband was convinced....that this baby would be a girl. I had not been sick with the other 2 boys.
But, deep within my hearts desire, I secretly wanted another boy. Call me crazy. But....this guy came into the world laughing and smiling and has never stopped. He is the greatest kid alive! :)
His attitude, 99.9% of the time, is joyful, fun, easy going, happy, plays well with others, not bossy, laughs alot, enjoys the little things throughout the day, and LOVES to be played with, wrestled with, hugged on, kissed on and simply just "enjoy life" as much as he can.
This child of mine teaches me alot about attitude.
Philippians 2:5 says, "Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus."
I've got an area in my life where I need a serious attitude adjustment. Any time something remotely odd, difficult, bad, or annoying happens in this area of my life.....I get on a big ole bandwagon that is not pretty. It may just be something that I wrestle with in my own mind and heart or I may share imy difficulties in confidence with a dear friend. But, this area of my life needs a BIG TIME ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT!
I want to be filled with the Spirit of Christ in all things....don't you??
We are empowered with the Holy Spirit within us, so why don't we act like it?? If something is heavy in your heart, difficult to deal with, or you simply want to see some things get done.....then in the Name of Jesus....and filled with His Mighty Power......CHANGE YOUR ATTITUDE and possibly even make the situation better!!
This is all about me on this one. I want an attitude of Christ. I want to be more childlike....just like that darling boy above. I hope he never outgrows these fine qualities that God gave him.
Have a great day! And, be filled with the Spirit! There are no bad attitudes there!
Hugs and blessings~
Fran

19 comments:

Denise said...

Amen my sweet friend, may we all be more like your precious son.

Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) said...

Amen and amen!

That sweet child looks like he is a ton of fun!!! So cute. :)

love you!
steph.

connorcolesmom said...

He is DARLING!!
I love that face - could he get it more contorted LOL
What a wondreful reminder to live life like Christ would want and it sounds like your little one has been doing that since day one!
PRAISE THE LORD
Kim

Tanja said...

Oh, preach on! All too often I forget to ACCESS the power of the Holy Spirit. It's not like he wants to be a hat rack! Use it, use it, use it!! (That gets spoken in my head an awful lot.)

Darlene R. said...

Amen to that! Attitude does change everything!
I need to work on that too!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Sister your singing my song! Be encouraged!!!

BethAnne said...

He is a cutie! You are right that we sure can learn alot from our little ones.......we think we are teaching them, when in reality it is the other way around.

Alana said...

Such a cute boy. My oldest is like that and I wish I could be more like him as well.

I love what you said here...

"If something is heavy in your heart, difficult to deal with, or you simply want to see some things get done.....then in the Name of Jesus....and filled with His Mighty Power......CHANGE YOUR ATTITUDE and possibly even make the situation better!!"

Those are some serious words of wisdom!

littlerad said...

Wow you are right I have that same corner in my heart that needs a attitude ajustment, and I will pray about that so that I can look at things the way Jesus did...
Thank you
Connie
GBU

Shelley said...

Fran, I read this post earlier, and I had to come back now. I have an area that needs some SERIOUS attitude adjustment too, even more than I realized this morning the first time I read your post. I hate this, but I just had an argument with my husband about who "does more" in our home. I am struggling with being kind to him, and am feeling a bit frustrated most of the time. I know a lot of it is our stage of life, with such young kids, but lately even more is my bad attitude. Thank you for your words, I really needed them.

Teri said...

He is adorable Fran.

I love this post. Spot on girl.

Love ya!

Susan said...

Ouch. I so needed to be hit with that this morning.

I love your family and how YOU love your family. I always thank God for my one girl in the middle, but really...boys are easier in my opinion and I am thankful for them, too! Our youngest is our Wild Child...so funny!

Hugs to you, girl~

Bev Brandon said...

The spirit is coming through loud in this picture. He is just A D O R A B L E !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Can't wait to see how God will use him!

His Girl said...

oh, I hear you, friend! I'm doing MUCH better today! Hope the same for you!

jennyhope said...

ok i am back in on the room. i am all about keeping it cheap!

jennyhope said...

fran,

I am trying to book my flight. When are you flying in and out? So how many nights do you have the room for?

Patty said...

He is a cutie!!! AMEN to your post!! I bet your son keeps you laughing. My second son is that way. Praise God for children and I am glad we have the opportunity to raise sons!!

Love,
Patty

p.s. sent you an email. I have to figure out why the other thing didn't go thru. :(

Lindsee said...

He is so cute! I am sure he is an absolute doll!

And, amen, sister! Good word! Changing our attitude is so vital. I've had to learn that here recently! Thanks for that sweet reminder!

Love you, sweet Fran!

Lindsee

Dana said...

Thanks for the post and reminder....
What a cutie!

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