Monday, February 16, 2009

{My little rocker}

Amelia started doing this {phenomenally} adorable thing last night. In and attempt to turn from her back to her tummy (at least i think this is what she is doing) she just starts rocking her whole body. It's too cute for words.
So here, have a look!

p.s. sorry the video is so dark!

video

{Nicknames}

i've been a slacker on updating this thing, sorry!
I've just been trying to find the time between my 2year old who's {potty training} (and doing great i might add!) and my 6 month old {gasp, really!?!?!} who is just so darn cute i can hardly peel my eyes off of her, catching up on {Rag-a-Muffin} orders thanks to my website's grand-reopening sale (i'm not complaining here), having a romantic valentines weekend with my man, and you know, spending needless time absorbed on facebook. Well, i've had a lot going on. All good things, though.
During one of my quite times i was reading through Mark ch. 3.
I was struck by the
{intimacy} that Jesus displayed towards his diciples by giving them nicknames. It says in Ch.3 vs. 16-17:
-He appointed the twelve: Simon (to whome he gave the name Peter); to James the son of Zebedee and John the brother of James (to whom he gave the names of Boanerges, that is, Sons of Thunder).-

Peter, meaning The Rock...Jesus knew what kind of man Simon was and gave him a new name or a nickname that reflected what/who that man would become.

Sons of Thunder. This just makes me laugh. What were they like together, that Jesus gave them that nickname!?!?!

I {love} nicknames. My dad called me, {stinkey winkey}. My brother calls me, {Robo}. My man calls me {babe}. I had nicknames (and gave them) to several friends growing up.
My man i call {my love}.
Delaney is {cricket} amelia is {itty bitty}. Each of these nicknames have a meaning, a story behind them. I gave them because i know them {intimately} and love them.
I pray that I would have such a close relationship with Jesus, that He would hold such a great affection for me that He would give me a nickname. I can't wait to find out what it is!

What nicknames do others have for you? What ones have you given to others?