My Firecracker Toddler and My Other Gifts from God Plus TGI Saturdays Blog Hop # 5

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My Firecracker Toddler and My Other Gifts from God Plus TGI Saturdays Blog Hop # 5

Firecracker ToddlerHello Friends and Children of God,

Believe it or not, we have reached another Saturday. I truly can’t believe we are to the end of the week already. This week felt like it flew in a blur. I’m thankful however, I really took time this week to take in and appreciate these precious moments in time we have been given. As you know time is fleeting, it is a very valuable commodity.

To be surrounded by so much family love and togetherness is a blessing that I don’t take for granted. I feel sorry that so many people are out in the world not experiencing God’s love, peace, grace and mercy. I wish I could give it to them. Get them to understand that kind of love. I wish all of us could live in that love. The world would be so much more beautiful than it already is.

I remember watching my children in their many everyday doings this week. My 19 month old sitting at the kitchen table like a big boy spoon feeding himself, as well as running around with the bigger kids and speaking new words very clearly.

My older kids with their new Lego creations and doing their homeschool assignments. My 5 year old learning to read and write. My 8 year old washing the dishes and bottle feeding the baby. My littlest one (4 months) turning over for the first time and reaching out to grab things as best as his unsteady fingers could. I feel blessed and honored that God gave me these moments.

I was having a conversation with my wonderful dad (whom I also feel blessed to have as well) earlier this week and I was sharing with him, my many adventures with my firecracker toddler. Not complaining, just sharing how troublesome he is. Troublesome in the sense that he pulls at everything.

I know that is normal for a toddler, but comparing him to my last two toddlers, confirms what I already knew. Different children have different personalities. So though it is normal for all toddlers to be curious and troublesome, I’m telling you this kid keeps us all on our toes until he is sleeping, which we are down to only one nap a day now. He is my firecracker toddler, and I love him and am thankful for him.

So after sharing some of my son’s “Dennis the Menace: Toddler Edition” moments with my dad. He says to me in a playful way “I am just being a little facetious, but maybe he is the one that would make you rethink your plan,” meaning my plan/desire to have a big family (lots of kids).

I responded by saying (I’m very proud of myself), that actually he is the one that made me realize even more that I want to have more kids, because even in “Alvin and the Chipmunk” moments when the bigger kids yell “KEPHRAIM!!!!!!!!!!” because of something he did or something he troubled, that he wasn’t supposed to, I think “what a wonderful life.”

What a joy it is to watch my children grow everyday and to see their different personalities in play. I don’t know how God is going to work things out for me in the future, but he shaped who I am now out of who I use to be, and He is still shaping me.

So I’ll just sit back or stand up and enjoy the journey.

I’d love to hear about your experiences with your children, so please comment below if you like to share. Check out my new post this week.

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By |2017-02-22T13:18:59+00:00February 21st, 2015|TGI Saturdays Blog Hop Party|9 Comments


  1. Rose @ Walnut Acre February 21, 2015 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for hosting this party :)

  2. Terri Presser February 23, 2015 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for hosting this wonderful party and I enjoyed reading about your children and what a blessing to have your Dad around to give you his wisdom. I’ve had a couple of firecracker toddlers in my days and they be guaranteed with the right training and discipline they grow up to be lovely young men. Blessings to you and thank you for linking up at Good Morning Mondays.

  3. Erin | It All Matters Mom February 23, 2015 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    I’m right there with you with the firecracker toddler! Except mine has started talking back and has lots of jealousy towards her little sister. I spend lots of time in prayer and reminding her to be kind to everyone because Jesus made each of us. God is certainly refining me in this whole parenting thing. But they are unbelievable blessings, even on hard days.

  4. Lisa Ehrman February 24, 2015 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    Great post about your kids and your little firecracker. All my kids were very different. Just because they start out as a firecracker doesn’t mean they’ll end up that way :) Thanks for sharing your post at Together on Tuesdays!

  5. Betsy @ February 27, 2015 at 8:27 am - Reply

    Kids definitely are very different. My first was laid back…I thought… until the second came along. No comparison.

    Pinned this to the #SmallVictoriesSundaylinkup board (thanks for linking up!)

  6. Sharon March 4, 2015 at 10:53 am - Reply

    I didn’t make it to this week’s hop! I will come back next week for sure. Thanks for the invite at Totally Terrific Tuesday! I hope we can see you again.


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