Thursday, February 14, 2008

Cowboy Up!

Wild at Heart

Littlest Buckaroo wears his gun belt all day long and his hat most of the day. I have put that belt on a zillion times this past week. Sometimes, frankly, it just wears me out, but it is so cute.

However, this cowboy stage is a great teaching tool and Big Buckaroo and I should and are trying to take advantage of this window of teachable moments.

Through his daily "cowboying up" I can expound on his strength of adventure-- allowing it, encouraging it and experiencing it. "The Way of the Wild at Heart" by John Eldredge says, "Christian men and boys need something "epic" for which to fight, something beyond themselves worth giving their lives for with abandon." I want them to fight for what is right and good in this world, a world that seems to be filled with so many grey areas.

Although it is hard and stresses my tee-tiny brain, these opportunities will mold the Buckaroos. I want them to know hard work, how to feed their soul with God's word, where living intentionally is key, for much is at stake.

I want my boys to be able to answer in the affirmative to "do I have what it takes/can I handle this?"

And, to live it.

Git along, little dogies.
The Park Wife


Wonderful World of Weiners said...

That is the cutest little buckaroo I've ever seen! WHo knew that a gunbelt could fancy up a pari of pj's!!

I am way impressed!

(wonder if Shmoops would wear a get up like this?)


Smoochiefrog said...

Isn't he just precious!

OKGardners said...

That is a wonderful picture! One of my 3 children was a "costume wearer" as a toddler and she had a fun life. She is now a Mom to a lot of buckaroos and buckaroo-ettes! They have a great life!

Enjoy every minute of their childhood.

Betty in Oklahoma

Jennifer said...

i love that you wrote 'to live intentionally'
i have been reading you blog from the start and have only commented a few times, though i enjoy it!

Sandy said...

Happy St. Valentine's Day to all y'all!

Cute pic.

lolly said...

You said ...belt...

I thought
Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist

And I know you would make that a great teaching opportunity! :o)


Pam said...

I adore this kid!

Anonymous said...

SUCH a cute photo!

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to tell you happy valentine's day! and to say thanks because i would never have found the love of my life without your gentle nudge (or should that be shove:) Anyway, I am truly grateful. Now to spend the rest of valentines with my valentine!

Mommy Lion said...

Still loving your great inspiration! Not only about blogging, but about raising up our children in a firm foundation in such a shakey world. Keep on keeping on. . . it's those little moments that count the most!