Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Long Goodbye

Yes I know, it is past time for Maggie to be rid of her faithful companion. I am talking of her beloved "BB", otherwise known as the paci. She really has a deep fondness for her BB. I hate to do it to her, but the time has come to sever this relationship. We have lost one of the last holdouts in the BB war. You know, you keep losing the things in the car, behind the couch, in the washer, whatever. I came to the point today, long overdue I know, that I just didn't care enough to look for it anymore. I cringe when I see 3 or 4 year olds with them, I sure can't imagine my child like that. BUt, somehow though I think given the opportunity Maggie might just hold on to it by Kindergarten! Time to take charge.

I fully anticipated a major meltdown at naptime, "I need my BB"!!!!!

What?? No screaming, no tears?? She just went to sleep. What?????

Maybe the BB isn't as important as I thought. Now, the "B" (blanket) on the other hand....

This blanket could probably cover a twin size bed, and bless her, Maggie drags that thing everywhere!!!! I have to set out on a covert operation just to get the thing in the wash! I guess as long as we have "B" everything else is ok.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Not much....

Not too much has been happening here. All is prettymuch the same. Just wanted to share some really cute pictures of the girls though....

Friday, April 10, 2009

Two of my favorite songs, what an awesome priviledge we have to sing unto the Lord of Lords,

(Remember to pause the playlist to the right so you may hear this)

Worthy Is the Lamb

Remember to pause the playlist on the right so that you may hear the video.

But He was wounded for our transgressions.
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him.
And by His stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5-6

Do we really understand the sacrifice the Father made for us? Could you give up your child to cleanse the sins-the vile, despicable, heinous- of not just one other person, but mankind? Could you watch your child take that?

What an undeserved gift we have been given. That no longer do we hesitantly approach the throne of God, but we can boldly come to God.

My Jesus, My Saviour, My God & My Lord, My Redeemer. That you would look 2ooo years into time and see me, Amy Curle, and put your hand upon me. That you would die for me, and I have nothing to offer in return.

Don't you know that God's heart aches, it yearns for you. He wants you to know him. This God that has always been, He has been throughout the ages, looks upon you and says "My beloved".

Jesus came to wash your sins away, to redeem us all. The blood that flowed from his side on Calvary did so for you and me and all mankind. He took the debt we could not pay and gave us the chance to live in eternity. We have to chance to sing forevermore WORTHY IS THE LAMB.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Almost every night we have the same ritual in our house. When it reaches Maggie's bedtime, I try to distract her and bribe her into her bedroom. We read a story and rock. Many nights Mackenzie joins us. I would like to think it is because she loves her baby sister so much that she wants to share in this lovely moment, but really I think it is that she just doesn't want Maggie to be alone with me. Anyway, there sit the three of us on the rocking chair-me holding Maggie and Mackenzie sitting on the arm of the chair flopping around like a fish out of water- and it usually goes something like this: "Mackenzie be still, Mackenzie be quiet or you will have to go sit in the hallway. Mommy can't you just put Maggie in the bed?" And on it goes until Maggie gets so bored of all this and tunes us out and falls asleep.

Tonight was no different, except that Mackenzie has now taken to singing Maggie to sleep. This is probably due to the vocal stylings of her dear mother when she is trying to go to sleep. ( I have discovered that Don't Cry for Me Argentina puts a kid in a deep sleep in no time- I was running out of material). However, Maggie is not impressed with her songbird sister yet. So, in true Maggie fashion, as Mackenzie was jabbering on and intermittently singing, she looked over at her sister and raised her finger to her mouth and said "shhh." Mackenzie was utterly offended. I had to refrain from laughing. Of course as one who has been shhh-ed before, I do understand the hurt.

It wasn't until later that I realized that maybe God feels like little Maggie sometimes. Maybe He just wants us to be quiet for once. Maybe He wants us to stop talking about everything- our finances, our kids, our marriages, our jobs, our health, whatever. Maybe He wants us to be still and just rock with Him, snuggle up, and love Him.

Be still and know that I am God.

Don't get me wrong, He wants us to talk to Him, about everything. And He is concerned with all that concerns us. But every once in a while, crawl up in His lap, take your blankie and rock. Be quiet and still and love Him.