After 5 years of being a stay-at-home mom, I found the wonder of mothering slowly starting to get crowded out by the mundane feeling. I realized our world seems to surround people with the negative, and complaining about blessings seems totally acceptable. So I decided to fight against that "normalcy" and focus only on the positive. I look back to my first year as a mom when everything was new and keeping house was fun and I aim to have that attitude again. This blog is my outlet to showcase the daily miracles that surround me in my blessed life as a stay-at-home mom so that I will never forget the wonder of it all.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Creative Boy

I've always felt like Logan was creative and artistic.  His love for music was extremely obvious by the time he could crawl.  At Bible study one night, our friend started strumming away on his guitar and Logan's excitement could be seen all over his body.  He could hardly crawl, but he made his way across the floor to that guitar as fast as he could make his limbs move.  Lots of two year olds get trucks and tractors for their birthday.  Logan got his first guitar.  I wish we had the money to feed into his love of music.  Maybe one day.  In the meantime, I have always known his creativeness didn't stop there.  I just had a feeling.  But his patience with the creative process was lacking.  He's a busy boy.  :)  Last weekend, Zac was out puttering at his workbench again (he's been pumping out some beautiful stuff!) and Logan went out to putter along side him.  I wondered to myself when Logan would watch his Daddy and move past the helping stage and into the independent stage.  Funny to think that because just a little bit later, Logan came running inside with pride streaming out of him.  "Mom!  Can I PLEASE hang this on my wall?!  I made it MYSELF!  Daddy didn't help me.  I used his tools!"  He held above his head a little hook rack.  He had thought it up, found the scraps, used the tools and paint, and created it all himself.

And its beautiful!

Sometimes its hard to just let Logan be.  He definitely does things better at his own speed.  But usually, his speed is a little bit slower than I expect.  But when we have moments like this, when his pride is bursting out of his ears, I'm glad I've left him alone to grow into tasks at his own pace.
He was so proud.


  1. When you were young, as you well know, you also worked at your own speed. ☺ And now look at how disciplined, creative, inventive, trusting, content, and faithful you are now! You'll pass all that on to your sweet boy.

    1. Awww thanks Mom! He is a lot like his Mama in the speed department. ;) I hope I can let him work at his own speed like you aparently let me. I never remember feeling pushed or rushed by you. Hope he feels the same way with me.

  2. I too love the hook rack and the proud little face in the picture!

  3. Jenny, Logan...This is terrific! Just our style around here. I love when the children let their creativity lead somewhere ~ always a good surprise. Well done!
    xo Jules