Saturday, October 11, 2008


Im not sure anyone is reading this, I think I did myself in when I didnt post for 646 years! NEVERTHELESS, I will keep writing. If you write it, they will come...isnt that how that goes? ;) daughter has learned to say "NO!" It comes out more like "NYO!" and sometime it makes me die laughing and other times I just want to jump out a window (or throw her out'll just go with me jumping out). It is her favorite word and she absolutely uses the tar out of it. We could ask her if she wants to move to Florida to live in the Disney castle and eat ice cream for every meal, her answer would absolutely be a resounding "NYO!"

We went to the pumpkin patch on Monday, man, it was SO FUN! There wasnt another soul there. We played in the barn and swung from the ropes, it was awesome. This picture is our Tay to a tee, she is a loner and she loves every minute of it. When we were leaving and picking up our pumpkins, I asked Taylor if she wanted to hold the little pumpkin we had for her. "NYO", she said, even as she reached out to take it with a huge smile on her face. Holy cow, I might lose my mind if we dont learn a yes soon! Any "y" word would really do!

As much as this drives me insane as a Mom, I think I do this very thing to my Heavenly Father. No is comfortable to Tay. She knows how to say it well and she likes how it rolls off of her tounge. I feel like I get in the same habit with God. No is comfortable to me. When he prods me to do something, my gut reaction is "NYO!", it rolls right off my tounge. I like how things are, I dont like my boat rocked, so the easiest thing to do is just say no. I love love love my kids, I would never lead them down a harmful path. How much more does our Heavenly Father love us??!!

James 1:16-18 -

So, my very dear friends, don't get thrown off course. Every desirable and beneficial gift comes out of heaven. The gifts are rivers of light cascading down from the Father of Light. There is nothing deceitful in God, nothing two-faced, nothing fickle. He brought us to life using the true Word, showing us off as the crown of all His creatures.

Im going to work on saying yes to the God who loves me as the "crown of all His creatures." And hey...maybe if Taylor hears me saying yes a little more, she'll pick up that word and end the era of the Nyo at the Rowenhorst house!!


Carmen Andres said...

heh, i tend to say "nyo" too often, too.

i love your blog!