Tuesday, July 27, 2010

My prayer for Clare...

As I put Clare down for her nap today and turned on her music I thought about how much I love the first song she hears everytime she naps or goes to sleep at night. When I first heard the song it seemed so fitting to be my prayer for Clare for the rest of her life. It's incredibly sweet because when I put her to bed at night we always sing "Jesus Loves Me" but immediately after she asks if we can sing "Hold on to Jesus" or "Hold Jesus" as she calls it. It's a beautiful song and my prayer for not only Clare but her little sister who will be here so soon!

Hold on to Jesus by Erin O'Donnell

Your a little peice of heaven
Your a golden ray of light
And I wish I could protect you
from the worries of this life.
But if theres one thing I could tell you
It is no matter what you do
Hold to Jesus, He's holding on to you

The world will try to tell you
That might is more than right
and beauty's on the outside
and being goods a losing fight
but remember what I've told you
'cause the world will make you choose
Hold to Jesus, He's holding on to you

Hold on to Jesus and cling to His love
Rest deep in his mercy whenever things get tough
Don't lose sight of His goodness
and don't ever doubt this truth
Hold to Jesus, He's holding on to you

Hear me dear Jesus, rock this little one to sleep
Keep her close when she's scared
and give her grace when she's weak
I know she will stumble but I know she'll make it through
If you hold onto just like you said you'd do
hold her Jesus so she will hold tight to you

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

4th of July fun!

We had such a great weekend celebrating the 4th of July! It honestly felt like we celebrated from Friday to Monday, but thats what holiday weekends are for!! One of the highlights of our weekend was the Indian Trail parade on Saturday morning with some great friends. Clare loved running into the street to pick up candy and put it in the bucket. She did NOT like the sirens and loud horns from the firetrucks. After the 2nd firetruck went by she just said "all done" over and over. It was hard to get her remotivated to pick up candy after that! Saturday night LD played poker with some friends and we went over to hang out with the ladies, and Clare got to swim in their little pool.

Then on Sunday we went to church and then after everyone took a long nap we went to our friends house from church for a cook-out. There were lots of friends there and Clare was in all her glory playing with: a 10 week old kitty, a swing set, and a little push buggy. What more could a little girl want?? She ran and ran and ran in the backyard until about 8pm and then asked to go night night. We opted to sit out fireworks again this year and hopefully by next year she'll be able to make the late night. It was a long weekend for her and we didn't want to have a crabby girl all day Monday and it was a great decision because Monday was a great family day for us.

Hope you had a great weekend celebrating America's Birthday!!