LORD, You are a good God and have blessed me with the privilege of mothering Toby. May He put his trust in You and devote his life to Your service. May Mr. Edwards and I faithfully obey you in disciplining and discipling Tobias. May Your grace and mercy cover him and may his heart give you praise!
Cowboy hat chocolate cake with Grandpa and Grandma
Blowing out candles
Look at all that yummy pizza!
Showing off gifts with GrandmaToby's Grandma S. doubles as his preschool teacher and Toby is proud to call her that! Toby spends four mornings a week with Grandma (he's standing with her in the above picture) and she has taught him a lot this school year. What a blessing it is to homeschool with the loving support of grandparents! Both sets of grandparents partner in our efforts and we are so grateful. I found, to my frustration, that I wasn't getting some of the usual preschool sorts of things done with Toby because I was focused on third grade and first grade work for Hope, Sydney, and Lane. Not only that but Toby was making it difficult to accomplish school for everyone. Grandma came to the rescue.
In his preschool, Grandma has taught Toby to draw "Mr. Sunshine" and trees. They take walks down to the neighborhood lake and a nearby farm yard to see the horse and goat. She takes him on a weekly grocery shopping trip. But best of all she has taught him about Jesus. Grandma has an Evange-cube which Toby loves to talk through with her. He can tell you that he is naughty, Grandma is naughty, everyone is naughty, but that Jesus died for his sins and rose again and went to heaven. Grandma has also taught him other Bible stories. Ask Toby why the fish swallowed Jonah and he will quickly reply: "Because he ran away from God!"
Thank you Grandma and Grandpa S., Grandma and Grandpa Edwards, Uncle Doug and Aunt Leida, and Uncle Jason and Aunt Jenny for investing in Tobias's life.