In a well-furnished kitchen there are not only crystal goblets and silver platters, but waste cans and compost buckets---some containers used to serve fine meals, others to take out the garbage.
Become the kind of container God can use to present any and every kind of gift to his guests for their blessing.
" You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies." Psalm 23:5

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Hunter David (named after my dad) loves ice cream. Just like my dad:) He definitely got some of that Burnson blood and taste for sweet things.
He gets a lot of it at the other grandparents and even learned to sip the melted ice cream from his bowl before the age of 2. We are a bit more careful here because he is a VERY high energy child and this grandma believes sugar makes a difference. (no one else does) I have been watching him one day a week to see if it will be possible to go full time and things are working out quite well . The last year in daycare has been good in some areas and not so good in others but we are getting along really well. He is able to do a lot more on his own and only has the occasional 2 year old melt down. This usually means he is tired and the longer he stays awake the more wound up he gets. The last couple of weeks we have been working through all the kinks of daily life with a 2 year old and I feel good that the Lord will see me through this. I will have to remember that I am no longer 20 or 30 or even 40 and when taking him swimming I must be careful of my arm. He loves to be thrown in the air and jump from the side. I will be suffering over the weekend but he had so much fun it was worth it. Soon it will be him and Ellie...I hope they get along, she will be two in Aug and he will be three. Right now, when they are together, they are best friends. His favorite song is Jesus Loves Me. I found a book with this song made into a story at Barnes and Noble. I read it before nap time. I tried to close it at the end of the story but the song, with music ,is at the back of the book. Hunter does not think the story is finished until you sing the song...he knows every word. The look and smile on his face was so precious it almost made me cry. I hope to be able to share Gods Love with both of them and help develop their love for the Lord.


Anonymous said...

Cute pic of Hunter! That is so sweet about the Jesus Love Me book and song. Hope you have a restful weekend.

Debbie said...

Alice, I share your pain :D I keep 3 little ones on Wednesday and as much fun as I have, it saps the energy right out of me. I use Thursday to recover! You are taking on a difficult job. I admire you for doing it and I totally understand your purpose. We don't live in a picture perfect world, do we.
I pray you will be able to stand up under the physical and emotional daily ins and outs. Bless your heart! And thanks for the comment you left on my blog. I'd love to have coffee with you one day :D

KathyB. said...

What a sweet post Alice! I do believe he is very much like your Dad and his great-uncle Jim.Well, really, like all his Burnson relatives. ICE CREAM !!!

Hunter is so cute. I do know what you're talking about regarding our age. We're not so young anymore, but we are pretty fit as far as grannies go don't you think? Still, I have over done things with my grand kids and the days of pain afterward are good reminders.

A. Joy said...

I think you and Uncle Paul will set wonderful examples for your grandkids of a loving, married couple trying to live for Jesus. We can never teach them too much about God and He's told us to do so. Hunter and Ellie are getting to the age now where they say the cutest things!