Today I celebrate Brent Crenshaw! It is his 33rd birthday and I am so thankful for him. Lord, thank you for the BLESSING of being married to him! Thirty-three years old! What a significant age in the Christian life. The climatic year of Jesus ministry. So let it be with Brent — that his ministry would continue to thrive, flourish and grow. Thank you for all the time, prayer and energy he spends investing in the lives of young men on UT’s campus. I pray a special blessing today over Brent….a blessing of health, wisdom, stature, favour with God and men. Thank you for the husband he is to me. How he treats me with love and honor. How he serves me daily and treats me as special. Thank you for putting us together and blessing me with the opportunity to serve with him in this life. Thank you, Lord, for the father he is to our sons. Our goal is to train our children to bear the image of Christ. Brent is such an example — what a Godly dad. He is such a rich example of Christ. Brent understands the importance of time spent with his boys; being present and active in their lives. Brent is a man of God, a lover of the Word and a pursuer of wisdom and knowledge. Brent pursues all things true, noble, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praisworthy (Philippians 4:8). We love you, Brent. Happy birthday. We are all so proud of you!
I am SO SO happy to announce that Mamaw is doing SO amazing after total hip replacement! I asked her the other day if she was surprised at how well she is doing. She said, “well, kindof.” 🙂 She is out of the hospital and we went to see her last night at rehab. She was sitting in her wheel chair watching wheel of fortune! Make-up on. Dressed so cute. She is a true Southern Lady. We all (boys in tow) “wheeled” around for a tour of the facility. Nice. I told her I am going to stay the night with her for a little vacation! It is like a resort! Anyway, I am so thankful to the Lord for His grace and healing. Please pray for her as she has a LONG road to recovery ahead.
This is the happiest baby on the planet. He brings our family so much joy. We have found that “Lukey Pookey” can be inserted into every song ever written. We sing to him all the time. Today I sang “Hokey Pokey” to him exept it was “…you do the LOOOOOOOKKKKEEY POOKEY!” 🙂
We were at Target last night. A simple trip to buy Grant some swimming trunks. We passed a lady pushing her little boy around in the big red buggy. He was precious – eating the dollar combo of popcorn and a soda, surrounded by all of her groceries in the back of the buggy. With desperation and sorrow she looked at me and said, "Three boys?". "Yep!" I replied. She said, "I had a little girl first. Sweet, little, easy. Then I had him. He is big and just wears me out. Good luck." Wow. I wanted to tell her that I bet his ears work, but I didn't. You know, I get this a LOT. People looking at me with pity because I have been BLESSED with three amazing little boys. I wish I had my wits about me to respond with something clever or recite Psalm 127:3 "Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from Him." Or maybe I should have told her, "I am just a fruitful vine within my house, my sons will be like olive shoots around my table." 🙂 Psalm 128:3 but she would have really thought I was crazy. Anyway, I am so thankful in those moments for my boys. They are so awesome and altough they do fray my nerves at times it is NOT because they are all boys. It is because they are children. Raising three is hard, but it is equally amazing. So here's a shout out to all the moms today who are tired or feeling defeated…what a blessing our children are! They are God's reward to you! I always say that having children is more about my refinement than theirs. Thank you Lord for my three boys. Thank you for making me more like your Son because of them. Happy child-rearing!
Grant, Ethan and Luke. Sweet little loves.
I just figured out how to edit that crazy title. Much better (and easier to say). This precious little face in my header is little Luke. Or shall I say Joyful baby. He is so awesome. Anyway…I’ll keep revising! I still haven’t figured out how to post other pictures!
It has begun. My entrance into the world of blogging. So far, not so good. It has taken me a couple of weeks to begin because I couldn’t figure out what to name my blog. I am not happy with this name. Well, I was happy until it posted and it read “blogginbecky’sblog”. What a mouthful. It is so difficult to believe that everysingle name I liked is taken. You mean that someone else wanted to call theirs unspeakablejoy!? I thought that was a sure go. Anyway, I am excited to blog about my family and my journey with the Lord. Those are my two purposes for this site. Thanks for reading.