Why blog? I don't even have a facebook account...it feels like it makes life so public. But then--blogging is kind of like a diary, isn't it? It makes me feel a little like Doogie Houser at the end of the day--collecting my thoughts and putting them down. I don't want to blog because I want my life to be public (though I don't mind wearing my heart on my sleeve, most of the time) or because I'm a narcissist, but because these days of our young family are so precious I don't want to lose them to a faulty memory. This time, this stage, these moments truly are 'a time to keep', and blogging is simply the most convenient way to keep them and share them.

I really didn't think I'd ever start a blog...but now that Mac has stopped calling firetrucks "fire knuckles" (he now calls them firetrucks, and I'm so sad!), I realize I'll forget that he ever did that if I don't write it down. So, the blog begins. Welcome.

Monday, July 11, 2011


Last night in church, Mac decided to stay in worship with us rather than going to nursery after the children's sermon. During the last hymn, he stood on the pew between Brad and me, holding my pocket Bible (his pretend hymnal, scaled to 3 year old size). As the congregation heartily sang "What a Friend We Have in Jesus", I noticed that Mac was heartily singing...something else. Every time there was a pause in the hymn, his voice carried on, to a different tune. The more closely I listened, I realized he was loudly singing the theme song to "Bob the Builder" with all his might (and quite seriously!).

After the service was over, I asked him--"Mac, were you singing 'Bob the Builder' in church?"


"Why were you singing Bob the Builder?"

"Because I didn't know the words to the song you were singing...stop laughing at me mom!"

{I had to turn away--because I was laughing so hard, because it was so cute, because he was perfectly serious and because he thought it was perfectly normal to sing "Bob the Builder" as a hymn. And actually it was--I know the Lord heard him singing his praises! Oh my, that child is precious.}

1 comment:

  1. Kelley- That is adorable! I Love that kid! Wish I could be around your babies more! but I guess I should count my blessings that my parents are back there and I can at least see you twice a year maybe! Miss you sweet friend!