Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Baker started school!

I'm not sure whose heart broke more this morning.....Baker's or Mommy's. Baker would NOT put on his backpack or carry his lunchbox. So maybe one day he will and I can "recreate" that first day of school picture. This was the best we could do. He had to "show" Elmo his backpack before we could leave. I am so excited for Baker because I know that he will benefit greatly from this opportunity, but I can't help but feel very sad at the moment. Josh told me that they call it "Mother's Day Out" for a reason and I need this too! I'm sure I do, but I definitely miss my baby!

A few highlights...

Sometimes I get on kicks and really do well with updating our blog. This month has not been one of those times. Here is a few pics to let you all know what has been going on in the Watson world!

A few professional pics we had made. Caleb is so huge it makes me laugh! Baker wasn't into them at all!

Gator fun with some of our favorite friends....the Darnells.

Bed time fun!

My angel! It is hard to resist this face!

Baker doesn't love to share toys! he likes to climb in the walker and fly around the house.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My Beautiful Ending...

I stumbled upon a song yesterday that has sort of written itself on my heart...so much so that I felt compelled to blog about it.  In so many ways I have never felt more convicted.  I feel, especially recently, that I have been battling a lot of my own selfishness and pride....only looking at life by what is presenting itself on my doorstep at the time.  I feel like I have never more clearly felt the devil's pull challenging my heart and my thoughts.  But when I look closer, I realize that I am the one allowing that door to be opened by my own selfishness.
"And it scares me to think, that I would choose my life over You.  My selfish heart divides me from you.  It tears us apart."
Can you say conviction?  But the song also challenges me....to dig deeper.  It pushes me to think past the present to what we are really here for...what is our purpose.  When I hear the chorus, 
"So tell me, what is our ending?  Will it be beautiful, so beautiful?  Will my life, find me by your side?  Will it be beautiful, so beautiful?"
I stop an think about what is real.  Where do I want to be when my life is all said in done?  Will I have made it past all the hard, challenging times and stood strong?  Stood for what I deep down, truly cling to as truth, and not get lost in my own wants and desires.  I once heard that there are no sidelines on a battefield....you have to pick a side, you have to pick up your sword and fight one way or another.  So although this battle may be difficult, I have to see this life for what it truly is....just a stopping point on my journey....in hope and faith that I will find my beautiful ending.  I want to know...at the end of it all...that I did not fail Him.
"At the end of it all, I wanna be by your side."   

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Giggles, Giggles, Giggles

Gotta love what kids do when you aren't looking!

Our church outfits!

The love before the beating!