Monday, July 23, 2007

I Hope They Call Me on a Mission...

Thursday night was a BIG night for the Whitings (especially Cord). Everyone was in on the betting game to were he would be called.....most of us convinced he would be sent to a foreign country BUT we were wrong! He has been called to serve to good people in the South.......Nashville, Tennessee! We are so excited for him and his decision to serve a mission! We love you & congrats Cord!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Thoughts on love.....

"Love is what makes you smile when you're tired."-Terri age 4. Touching words from the mouth of babes. What does Love mean? A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, "What does love mean?" The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. As I read through the answers I couldn't help but feel touched by their sweet little thoughts on love. How right they were in so many ways. I was so touched when I read the quote above. My thoughts seemed to overflow with the love I have for my boys and Jason. Crew's sweet loving spirit when he gives me hugs, kisses, and screams I love you through out the day, Trip's happy smiling face when he wakes up from naps, and Jason's support and loving will to do little things to serve me everyday (even when I'm grumpy!). These little things are what makes my love grow more and more for my family AND "help me smile when I'm tired!" I love you boys!
"When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth." Billy - age 4
"Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well." Tommy - age 6
"Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn't think it's gross." Mark - age 6

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Happy Half-Year Trip

Trip is six months already.....I can't believe it! He is on his way fast to crawling, walking, talking, and joining up with his partner in crime (big bro. Crew). I can only imagine the fun times those two are going to have & not to mention all the trouble they will get into as well, I'm sure. But that's what makes it all fun. We are so thankful for our boys and our love for them grows more and more everyday. Happy Half-Year Trip! 12-27-06

Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived. -?????