Here’s my recap of the year…plus my little acrylic cardinal in a gum tree painting I did (referencing a photograph I took some years ago to give as a gift this year.)
How can it already be the tail-end of 2017?
This year was full of changes galore!
Aim resolved to ditch coffee at the start of the year
For happier hormones, then nixed even more:
Bye to gluten, artificial ingredients, sugar too…
Energy? Better…But FOOD?! What to do?
Enter electric pressure cooker: I heart you.
DH is supportive and eats the new fare,
But giving up coffee? Not going there!
He will not part with that caffeinated drink
(Since it makes him nicer and helps him think.)
I’m thankful he brings home the bacon
Using his computeriffic brain.
If snickers and coffee are his worst vices,
I’ll not complain. 😉
Daddy and son make great knights
Protecting Queen-Her-Majesty-is-3 from any frights!
She likes to boss them, but they get the swords!
The dramatics are impressive
With grand fighting words!
Dances with Daddy, followed by boys jousting!
When it’s gotten too destructive,
Mom suggests books—not so rousing!
Son is enjoying pre-K up the road,
And readily does his homework load.
He loves art the most, and his friend Russ.
He likes his teacher, he tells us.
When he’s at home, he likes to build forts
Or read books about history and Star Wars.
This year our brave kid endured a sleep study
(lots of wires!) and had 2 surgeries, no less!
Little Miss is the busiest of all, our threenager girl,
Who talks all the time and loves to twirl.
She colors, sing-narrates each day
And has fashion opinions!
Pink is favorite; she wants more shoes;
You can’t have too many purses!
(This age is harder than twos!
So many emotions! Oy vey!
Yet so very humorous.)
Vacation was fun, to Cape May
Both Aunties with us!
Grandparents visited a bit later,
when we were in need—thankfully
Grandpa’s roofing expertise came in handy!
A busy summer indeed!
Other delightful visits we remember, too.
In 2018, we hope one will be from you
(here on this site)!
Now my attempt at rhymes concludes: We are thankful God made you as we count our blessings and wish you the peace that is sung about in the carol,
“O holy night the stars are brightly shining!
It is the night of our dear Savior’s birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining
Till he appear’d…
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16
In all our trials —born to be our friend. Truly He taught us to love one another, His law is love and His gospel is peace.”