Sunday, April 25, 2010

Blast from the past

My oldest, Christian, who is 5 currently. It amazes me how much alike him and Mitchell looked when Christian was a baby!


I am in the process of switching us over to all green, organic and natural goods and products. It'll take some time, but I just wanted to mention some scores I got this week :)

1) 3 seventh generation dryer sheet packs, $1 ea.( clearanced @ stop&shop)
2) 1 bottle seventh gen. dish soap, $1.50 (Trucchi's)
3) 3 double pks. of gerber organic bananas, $1 for all three (Trucchi's)
4) 2 pks. of 8ct Apple & Eve juice boxes, $1 for both (stop&shop)
5) 2 Marcal small steps paper towels, .60 for both (Trucchi's)

I was thrilled to get these goodies for so cheap! FYI, I combined sales and/or clearance prices with coupons.

God's plan

Momma and Mitchell, the youngest, maybe a month after his birth

What is God's plan for me and my family, I wonder? My children bring me so much joy everyday that it literally humbles me, keeps me captivated by the fragile nature of life and how precious it is. Honestly, if I could have 20 kids I would!
I have recently been led to fully intrust God with our fertility with the premise being, we must be wise with our resources and such, but God will not let his children go hungry. We just have to have faith. If I told anyone in real life how I felt, well, you could imagine! Mike isn't really against it although I feel his faith could use some strengthening. I am not pushing him though, I brought up how I felt a bit ago and that will be it. Ball's in his court, so to speak :)
Family and friends think it's really horrifying that we have this notion of having more children then the status quo. And I ask, why are they so concerned? It really makes me sad that children are looked at as such a burden, a nuisance. My parents worry about us affording them. How will we acquire the mcmansion and nice shiny benz's when we have all these kids to feed *insert eye roll here*! They're saddened that I have no desire to aquire these things, that I don't care about being "successful" according to society's standards. If it comes down to having many children or having fancy material possessions, well then that's easy. Let that be the hardest choice I have to make in life! I rather measure my success by being the best wife and mother I can be, although I'm saddened to say that this is not an acollade or achievement or position many desire, pursue or envy these days.

P.S. In the eye of my mind, I think between five and eight children is what I desire, but ultimately, it is in God's hands. Perhaps 3 is all God will give us, who knows?! All I know is God's driving and there's no GPS to sneak a peek at! Open road as far as the eye can see :)

Friday, April 23, 2010

Blast from the past

Mike having a moment with his mother at our wedding. I <3 this pic.


I'm kinda waffling here on how much I should blog about my life. I want it to be interesting and honest, but I question on where to draw the line so as to not jeopordize my loved ones' privacy. Don't be suprised if you have read a post and notice later on it's been deleted. It was the thought police, aka Mike, helping me enhance my inner filter :0)


Check one, two. Is this thing on? Hello, my name is Sonya. I am a stay at home mom (SAHM) to three active children and wife to Michael of six years in May. I am trying to find my way and following my heart (hence the blog name, lol) and my postings will reflect such. This blog is my voice, my worries, my insecurities, my joys, my art. Hopefully I won't bore you too much in the process :)