Thursday, July 31, 2008


I was browsing through other mom's blogs and was inspired to memorialize more of the precious things that proceed from Eason's mouth.

Last week, Eason & I made a quick trip to Publix (where shopping really is a pleasure). It was raining and of course I did not have an umbrella, nor do I know how I would balance it with E on my hip and my bag and all. But just as I began to get out of the car a Publix bagboy was walking a customer to the car next to me while holding an umbrella over their heads. I flagged him down and he, with a smile I might add, came over to our car and held the umbrella over me while I unbuckeled E from his seat, and accompanied us into the store. After shopping and Eason saying hi or hello to almost everyone in the store, we went to leave. The rain had let up to a mere sprinkle that E thought was fun to run through. As I was buckling him into his seat, I looked over my shoulder to see a most glorious rainbow. I swiftly unbuckled him, and pulled him from the car, turning him towards the rainbow, I said, "look Eason, do you see the rainbow."

Eason remarked, "God."

"I set My rainbow in the cloud,
and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth.
It shall be, when I bring a cloud over the earth,
that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud;
and I will remember My covenant
which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh;
the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh.
The rainbow shall be in the cloud,
and I will look on it to remember the everlasting covenant
between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth."
Genesis 9:13-16

"And He who sat there was like
a jasper and a sardius stone in appearance;
and there was a rainbow around the throne,
in appearance like an emerald."
Revelation 4:3

What an amazing God we serve!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Too bad he's so shy.

Eason is certainly a chip off the old block.  He reminds me of how my sweet friend Nancy describes her son DuBose, in that Eason has never met a stranger.  As we walk through the aisles at the grocery store Eason says hi to everyone, even if the only other person we can see is at the opposite end of the aisle.  Warren & I were reminded again tonight of how sweet and what a gift of joy this precious boy is to us.  We all watched the Water Horse and then had a tickle/giggle fest on the couch before "night-night."  I tell you this boy has one of the most precious and infections giggles I have ever heard.  Below is a taste from July 2007.

It never gets old to me.

Monday, July 14, 2008

"Happy Day!"

"Grant to ... my son a whole heart that he may keep 
your commandments, your testimonies, and your statutes..."
1 Chronicles 29:19

"Rejoice in the Lord always .
Again I will say rejoice!"
Philippians 4:4

Mother's Day was followed directly by Warren's birthday, and then of course Father's Day wasn't long afterwards. To avoid confusion, I simply taught Eason to say, "Happy Day!" At first, his version sounded more like "Poppy ... DAY" with great emphasis placed on the word "day," But it has since evolved to a clear "Happy Day!" He often greets us with "Happy Day" when we enter his room in the mornings. He will also proclaim it randomlly throughout the day. Praise the Lord for the joyous spirit He has placed in this child.

"Rejoice always,
pray without ceasing,
in everything give thanks;
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

So, to all of our precious friends, family and whoever else reads this I pray you each have a "Happy Day!"

P.S.  Since, writing this post, Eason has edited his phrase, and Warren tells me it is my fault.  Whenever this precious child would proclaim, "Happy Day!"  I could not help but smile & say, "happy day, baby."    So, now, instead of "happy day" Eason looks right at you with a smile &  nod and says, "Happy Baby!"  How appropriate.

Shane ... Da da .. Tar?

Ok, I can no longer keep this precious child to myself. I must share about Eason with you. I know I have not been the best about updating, but I will try and do better.

Eason is 21 months old now and I cannot believe how time is flying by. He is truly a gift from our Great God to us! We just returned from a wonderful week at Edisto with the sistas and my son LOVES the beach. (Praise the Lord!!!) By our last day on the beach he was all in the surf, getting smacked by breakers and going back for more. It made me so proud and made Warren very concerned.
As an update,
Eason's hair is out of control, feathered & dangerous, and CURLY! He has now had 4 haircuts to tame that mane, and by God' grace his curls have continued to return. The curls are from his Daddy, not me, seeing as I was bald for the first 2 years of my life. Warren on the other hand,

My and his Zani's genes most notably passed along to E his delectible cheeks. I could kiss them all day long.

Have I mentioned how much I love this precious boy! And how grateful I am to God for giving me the desires of my heart!

"Delight yourself also in the Lord,
and He shall give you the desires of your heart."

Psalm 37:4

Eason's vocabulary increases daily, which is amazing and terrifying all at the same time. He is a little ape and repeats much of what he hears and wants to be just like his Daddy.

He loves the guitar! and can play a mean air guitar. Naturally, he loves music and dancing. When he hears a "Tar" (guitar), he proclaims, "Da da ... Shane." A few weeks ago, Eason and I travelled to the edge conference at Covenant College on Lookout Mountain, Georgia (Chatanooga, TN). On the way up, we of course enjoyed the rockin sounds of Silers Bald, particularly rockin out to "Live at Town Theatre" [BC-I needed you on drums for How :)]. I explained to E that this was Daddy and Uncle Shane. I promise I mentioned Jason, Marcus & Aunt Laura, but the guitars were all he wanted to hear. When the song ended, Eason started crying. At first, I did not understand what he was fussing about, but it soon became clear...he wanted more Silers. After 1 Silers song he only wanted to hear Silers for the rest of the trip. Since then, I have heard many a request for "Shane...Da da?" I understand little man, I love Silers too.

*Kickstand Studios.