"When I consider your heavens, the work of our fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?" Ps 8:3-4
The longer I am a mother, the more I find myself relating to David in his psalms. It seems I am constantly crying out on behalf of my children. I learn more and more every day just how small and out of control I am. Welcome to motherhood, huh? Thank goodness for prayer! :)
On that note, I want to thank everyone for praying for us during the whole knife-in-the-eye incident. We were blown away at how everyone, even people we didn't know, rallied around us in prayer. We prayed for a miracle and that's exactly what we got! For those that don't know about the latest Crisp drama, Tac's eye is okay and everything turned out fine.
So what else is new with us? Well, this is our "project" season, so that includes putting up new fences at the ranch, working on taxidermy, landscaping around the house, and building a barn. Al is a great multi-tasker and is constantly going in every direction. Ainsley has now survived her brother for 5 months and is doing great. I wish I could just hit a "pause" button at this stage in her life. She still thinks that I'm the most wonderful thing she's ever seen and all she has to do is smile and I melt. And as for Tac, we are in full swing toddlerhood....."It was the best of times, it was the worst of times"..... At this point it seems my child has been inhabited by two separate beings; One moment he is the sweetest, most charming little boy you've ever seen, and the next moment he's on the ground throwing a fit because I won't let him put peanut butter on the cat. I am continually amazed at the ability a toddler has to instantly produce tears. From the moment the word "no" rolls off my lips, there are big crocodile tears rolling down his face and the world is ending. Even so, this is such a fun and exciting phase and it is definately never boring!
I realy wish I had more time to post because I really love blogging and there's so much I want to share. It's just that when I do have a spare moment there is always something else that takes priority.... like sleep. So, here are the last few months with the Crisp's.
Off to South Texas- For our 8th anniverary (can you believe that??) we went to south Texas for Al's nilgai hunt. Brent and Kennedy went with us and each of the guys brought home a trophy. We spent a few days in Odem with Al's parents and then got to stay in Concan for a little vacation time.
Me and Kennedy. She's actually the one that first spotted the nilgai! And just when Al was getting frusterated about us talking too much. Just think, if he hadn't brought us girls along on the hunt he wouldn't have gotten the nilgai and he'd be behind on his gossip!
Curtis and Linda also came to the ranch to help during our fence building. Curtis is a pretty mean bull dozer driver!