Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Guys!

This weekend from Friday through Saturday evening my youngest (the one on the left) had some of the "guys" over. More than this stayed Friday night, after going to a local Halloween Dance put on by a really nice orthodontist in town. He has done this for over 15 years and it's chaperoned and very nicely done. They came home so silly and talking about girls and dances. It was really great to see. The next day we loaded up and went to another event where my son and another boy (not in the pic) were supposed to play music for our church at a community event downtown. They got rained out after all their anticipation and hard work, but I brought them home, fed them french fries cooked in the oven, and asked them to show me their moves for the camera! It was a great "pick me up!" Isn't it great to be a MOM?!

3 comments:

Cecily R said...

Awwww. How so totally cute these teenage boys are! It gives me hope that Isaac won't be as stinky as some people say he will be just because he's a boy...

freetofly said...

Thanks! My youngest has some really nice guys for friends. We have always been fortunate in that.

Mmmm...not as stinky? mmmm... No comment!

laters!
Maria

luvmy4sons said...

Love the pic. You sound like such a neat mom... and I can so understand your sentiment in the post. I often look at my boys and their friends and just enjoy seeing the youth do their stuff!

What Does it Mean Anyway? "Free to Fly"...

Well, it's like this: Here are some of the Webster's Dictionary definitions of Free: a : having the legal and political rights of a citizen b : enjoying civil and political liberty c : enjoying political independence or freedom from outside domination d : enjoying personal freedom : not subject to the control or domination of another2 a : not determined by anything beyond its own nature or being : choosing or capable of choosing for itself...having a scope not restricted by qualification 7 a : not obstructed, restricted, or impeded ...Now, here are some of the Webster's Dictionary definitions of Fly:1 a : to move in or pass through the air with wings b : to move through the air or before the wind or through outer space c : to float, wave, or soar in the air ... a : to take flight ...6 : to work successfully ...Examples which apply from Websters: fly high : to be elated - fly in the face of or fly in the teeth of : to stand or act forthrightly or brazenly in defiance or contradiction of

What does this mean in my life? This means that in life we are meant to be free. While historically mankind has not always enjoyed the opportunity to fully appreciate what that means, we are so indescribably fortunate as to live in a time of the greatest spiritual, physical, financial and political freedom ever known. Freedom doesn't come cheap, nor does it come easy. But the best things in life don't come that way do they? As I write this I am struck by how this sounds like a political statement, and for me this is much more of a spiritual thing, but, same goes for that (political that is). Freedom doesn't come easy. And it's worth whatever fight you have to make to overcome in your life in order to live a life that succeeds. Now the questions is - what is success for you? What is your standard? In my mind what is needed is a definite target - because you can't hit and maintain a moving target. A stable, rock-solid, anchor with no variable, yet multi-faceted. Something pure, just and worthy. If you look at any web page of news you can see that our society is certainly lacking in this area. What a great time to live as a rebel! Nowadays to be a rebel, all you have to do is be willing to engage in the battle of life, while anchored to Christ!