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February 16, 2009

My Sweetie

Days before Valentine's Day Mark was busy out in the workshop.
I didn't know what he was up to until one day Brooke came in and said, "Dad's making you a susususurprise!"

He spent so many days at it I thought he was making me a house :) But when he gave it to me I understood why all the hours. What a masterpiece. Many hours of thinking, planning, re-thinking, re-planning, cutting...... The message starts at the top right and goes round and round with a beautiful love note to me. I know this picture isn't the greatest, but I had to show you all what my amazing sweetie made me! I feel so loved every time I look at it.

Oh ya, he also gave me chocolate letters that spelled my name. Well almost, the I is missing and he said that was because I seldom think of myself. Awwww.....and then he went on to say that it was also because they were out of I's in the store :) That's my man!

I love you babe! Thanks again for the amazing gift.

So here's the challenge. If you are the first to figure out what it says you will get this handy parenting tool. "Wise Words for Moms" by Ginger Plowman. Here's what Tedd Tripp, Pastor and author of Shepherding a Child's Heart has to say about this little booklet:

"Many parents today focus only on the outward behavior of their children. They have developed the philosophy that if they can get their children to "act" right that they are raising them the right way. There is far more to parenting than getting children to "act" right. We have to get them to "think" right and to be motivated out of a love of virtue rather than a fear of punishment. We do this by training them in righteousness. And righteous training can only come from the Word of God. In a handy quick-reference calendar style format Wise Words for Moms identifies 22 behavior problems in children (such as disobeying, lying and tattling) and offers examples of Scripture passages that help parents address heart issues. "Wise Words for Moms is an answer to one of the most frequently asked questions, 'How can I find the passages of Scripture that will enable me to address heart issues?' Ginger Plowman has identified themes of response we find in our children and located passages of Scripture that will help address heart issues in richly biblical ways. This book will encourage your study of Scripture and application of God's Truth to your correction, discipline, and motivation of your kids." -

Have fun:)

By the way my friend Denyse was the one who won this contest way back in January. Way to go Denyse!


Anonymous said...

Here is my guess:





What a treasure of a gift!!!
~bundles of joy~

Stacey said...

Ok, this is what I got out of it, but I'm a bit confused by one part...

I love Rosalie
Beautifully made by God himself
Amazing Adorable Cute Kind
The best wife
Sweatheat for life
My lover
Mark Rosie

Is that right?

Stacey said...

Oh, I just noticed something else...
There is no 'L' in your name in the first line.

I also noticed that there is no 'r' in sweatheat. And it should be sweetheart :)