Thursday, June 21, 2007

Pondering....

The last couple of days I have been pondering and thinking about Ps.119:9...It says "How can a young man (woman) keep his way pure? By living according to your word." The word that just has been impacting me has been "living"...living according to the word...which to me incompasses everything...reading, talking, thinking...all of it for me is wrapped up in "living"...So my prayer has been God in your mercy let me live according to your word...let it be in every breath, in every situation, just in my heart...living his word...living the fruit of Spirit...living Pr. 3:5-6, living being anxious about nothing...really living it...that is my desire...so that purity will be the overflow of my life...because the pure in heart will see God...(Matt. 5:8) ad I so desire to see Him in the daily things of life...

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Jayk's Favorite Toy...

I promise you it is true...Jaykers favorite toy is a basketball...for those of you that know me you would think I planned it like that...but that is not true, he just has a love for the game already...he comes by it honestly with a dad who almost went to college on a basketball/baseball scholarship but choose to preach instead...and a mom who has loved the sport every since she was 5 years of age...so Jaykers is just carrying on the passion...and the love of the game...I don't have to tell you that I do find it fun...i can't wait to teach him to dribble and shoot...although I do believe his daddy and I might wrestle over that priveldge...but whose to say this isn't a faze he is going through...but let me just tell you that if that is all this is, I am going to enjoy it while it last :)...but the truth be known our little guy can be whatever he wants to be and have a desire to play or draw or invent whatever his little hearts desire may be...it was just fun for a mom to see her little man be interested in something that shaped her life so much...






The Big Day



Today is a big day in the life of Jayk and Mommy Altic...Today is Jayks first day to go to Mother's Day Out...I am excited for both of us...he will get social interaction, I will get to run some errands...yet in the same breath I am a little sad...which is weird because it is only a few hours...I think we wil both end up enjoying our time apart today...

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Jayk's First Astros Game & Happy Father's Day

On Thursday afternoon, June 14, 2007 at 1:05 p.m. Kay and I had a memory that we won’t forget anytime soon. Actually Kay is the one to put it together for me. She ordered club level Houston Astro baseball tickets for her, myself, and Jayk to go to the game on Thursday. Earlier in the week Kay had given me an earlier Father’s Day gift. When I opened it up there were the two tickets, a new Astors hat and shirt for me along with a note from Jaykers. As I read the note I cried. It really struck home with me. Getting to go to my first baseball game with my son and my wife. It was a most pleasant day. The temperature in the car said it was 101 outside but my heart was well over that in warmth and love. Jayk did amazing. He did get a little scared when everyone would scream or cheer (hadn’t had that loud of a sound in his ears yet). During the game it was supposed to be a regularly schedule nap time. So I told Kay and I would take him (inside) club level has an air conditioned section to it before you go to your seats. So I got to stand watching several innings with my 6 month old my shoulder snoozing away. It couldn’t have been sweater. Kay was 3 rows in front of me watching the game. It was an amazing time and a truly great 1st Father’s Day gift. Kay, I love you and thank you so much for the mother you are and the wife that you are. You have made this day special and it isn’t even here yet. I love you! Check out some of these pics (more on our smugmug page.)




Jayk with his own personal strikeout K




Friday, June 01, 2007

5 Years


Wow! Can you believe it...Kay and I are blown away at how fast 5 years has flown by. Today we are celebrating our 5th year anniversary. We are going to be spending the night at a local hotel while Yia Yia & Granddaddy (Mary Ann & Roger) take care of the Jaykster...actually we are going to stay two nights but will be with little guy during the day.


This morning Kay and I spent some time before the Lord thanking him in prayer for how he has allowed us to be transformed right in front of each other...as we have always said and will continue to say "marriage is the greatest discipleship tool." God has a unique way of changing you by simply being married and following Christ as a couple.


We re read over our vows this morning (which we do each year) and asked God to continue to let us grow in them...live them out...share them with others...Our prayer time was so sweet...life is so hard to even remember or imagine without each other these days.


Many thanks to all of you who pray for us, care for us, think of us, support us, and challenge us. As we were talking today and thanking Jesus for so many of our friends who continue to spur us along...even though we may not see them daily or speak with them often. Thank you...thank you for loving Jesus...thank you for following him daily...please don't quite...


The attack that the enemy has upon marriages is staggering...please know if you are married we are praying for you...please know if you are single...we are praying for you....


So I now wrap up this post since Jayk is getting up soon...he will eat and we are out the door. Jesus thanks for 5 years please give us several several more...I can only imagine how wonderful heaven will be...since marriage is so sweeeeet...oh how we await that marriage supper of the Lamb...