Saturday, November 1, 2008

Jacob's Always With Us

We've made it a point to make sure to include Jacob in all our family things lately... actually it just comes naturally... the boys will never let us forget to include him! So here's some shots of how Jacob got involved in Grampa's birthday party at our house a couple of weeks ago and how he was remembered at Halloween. Each of the boys had a pumpkin to carve. Jacob's has his initials on it "JrF" - and he's represented by his bear and Jonathan wanted his little ducky to come in the picture too!

The boys had a great time carving their pumpkins and being reminded that this is what Jesus does to us. He reaches into us and pulls out the goopy nasty junk and replaces it with a light to shine in the darkness.

Jonathan was Spiderman, of course (again!), and Joshua was a skeleton because one of his favorite LEGO guys in all the world is the skeleton. That skeleton is also a reminder of a story Jesus told. You see, a friend in Delaware gave Joshua a tub of approximately 3,000,000,000,000,000 LEGO's (I may be understating that number) but there is only 1 skeleton who is made up of 5 parts which fall apart pretty easily. And just like the 1 sheep who goes astray, if one piece of "my skeleton" goes missing Joshua will leave the 3,000,000,000,000,000 and find the one. Even if it means sifting through all 3,000,000,000,000,000 to find that one leg to put that skeleton back together again!





7 comments:

Kenzie said...

What great ways to incorporate Jacob into everyday life! The pictures are great... Hope y'all had fun! And thanks for sharing the story about Jesus and the pumpkins! I will definitely be using that in the future.

Love lots!
Kenz

Barb said...

Great pics! fantastic way of including Jacob. Thanks for another smile on my face :0) Barb Melb.Aust

Kathy said...

Loved this post! Very, very precious. What a cool way to explain some of the gospel messages.

Jacob's picture with the birthday hat to celebrate grandpa's birthday is beyond words. Love Jacob's pumpkin, too. Smiling with tears in my eyes!

You are such a precious family and I thank you for sharing this with us!
Prayers continue!!!
Kathy

Anonymous said...

Hi Guys,
I love the new pictures. Something kinda interesting I wanted to share with you all. A friend sent me a link to a site that has bible verses for every day of the year and if you go to your birthday it gives you "birth-verse" Ok... anyway, here is Jacob's
Luke 1:14
He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth.
How true.
Love you ! A. Linda

Laurie said...

These guys are getting more handsome by the day Karen. I love how Jacob is right in the middle of the celebration as he should be. Great story and great pictures. I love Jacob with the hat! My prayers continue for you and your family and Jacobs ministry too.

Love, Laurie in Ca.

Kim (marygracesummons.blogspot.com) said...

Girl friend, what a great Mommy you are. You have 3 fantastic (and cute) little boys. I love Jacob's picture on your wall. I think about you every day Karen. Love you girl,
Kim

Beav's Wife said...

Absolutely precious.