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A glimpse into the life of Daniel and Jaynee Lockwood and their 12 precious blessings. Thank you for visiting; we pray that what we share here may always bring glory to our wonderful God and Saviour. May you praise the Lord with us for the great things He has done and continues to do as we serve Him sharing the gospel here in the little town of Cuidad Insurgentes, BCS Mexico. He alone is good and faithful!

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Today was the BEST day all year! :)

Happy New Year!  What a wonderfully, blessed past 2 weeks it has been.  It seems like we were looking forward to Christmas vacation and all that it held for weeks.  It was so full and our hearts are as well.

It went by so very quickly, yet as I think through all we did, it seems so very long.
*Traveling through our town and the surrounding areas to give the children here the Christmas boxes
*Enjoying so many of our favorite Christmas traditions as a family and church
*The joy of watching the children give and receive their gifts.  Most of them couldn't wait for Christmas morning not because of what they might get but because they were so excited to see everyone open up what they had given.  Just blessed my heart so much!
*Daniel, Timothy, and Elijah with the young men/ladies from our church attending a preaching conference with other believers.  They came home so blessed and we enjoyed listening to all their stories.
*Cleaned, organized and moved around furniture!  As Abigail said, "Oh, it just feels like we have a brand new house!" :)  
*I matched AND put away 2 weeks worth of socks.
That's 392 if you want to do the math  :)  I just did for fun!
Really, it wasn't that bad...I had the little ones keep me company and the best part was the boys coming home and seeing their drawers organized and full of matched, clean socks! :)
*Went to the city and got groceries!  We now have more food than candy!
*Talked with my sister, sister in law, mommee, mother in law, wrote letters/emails to friends, and played oh so much with my children.
*And went on a date with my husband.

Last night, we played games, made pizza together and ate it, did fireworks, and before the littler ones got too tired, we sat around the living room, read Psalm 19, and then shared with each other what we wanted the Lord to work in our lives this year.  Areas in which we have weaknesses and desire to change.  It was sweet hearing the children's thoughts.  
Some of my thoughts/desires for this year:
I want to love Him more, show love each and every moment of every day to my husband, children, have His love for others.
Love suffereth long and is kind. Love is not easily provoked. Love seeketh not her own.  Love is not puffed up.  Love thinketh no evil.  Love beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.  
Love never fails.
* I want the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart to be acceptable  in Thy sight, Oh Lord.  
* I want to pray more.
*And I want to do my best each day for my Lord.

We prayed together and woke up to a brand new day and a brand new year!  
And it's been the best day all year!
And I have fed my children oatmeal for breakfast every day this year ;)

May God bless you all richly this new year.  He is always faithful and good!


  1. I had to reread the oatmeal statement to get it:):):)
    I love how you two always make life so simply good for your children! They radiate with happiness!
    Happy new year to one of my favorite bloggers....

  2. Happy New Year Lockwood Family~

    I love the pictures. The kids lined up outside with Daddy. The girls look so cute in their slippers :-)

    Did you know when it's in the 40's here, we think it's HOT :-) We turn our heater OFF and the kids go outside saying "Wow, it's warm out here." hee hee

    Now it's cold and icy and we are all bundled up. Lots of indoor activity going on.

    You look fabulous, btw, love when we get to see pictures of you~

    Beautiful post~ Cinnamon

  3. Hello Jaynee! Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family! I am new to your blog...and have feel in love with it! (like a great read)! :o) I read from beginning to the last post and have found your writing to be so uplifting and wonderful! Thank you for sharing with me. I am trying hard to be a better Christian woman and come to know our Lord better. Blogs as yours...really inspire me so much! I love children and I have never been able to have them due to having a hysterectomy at a young age....I won't go into myself to much right now! :o) Just wanted to say I love the pictures of your beautiful children and you and your husband are such amazing and gracious people. What a feeling it must be doing God's work??? I strive to be a better, more loyal and faithful servant to our Lord, also! I will be following you, Jaynee! I live in Montana...we have below temps and lots of snow!!! Well, that is all for now...even though I think it would be amazing to sit and chat with you for hours....God Bless You and thank you for sharing! Love~Tory

  4. I came to you blog, somehow though the Maxwell's. I love your family photos and your blog--you are an amazing family.

    Blessings, Mrs. Mari

  5. Jaynee, I don't comment much, but just wanted to thank you for your testimony/blog today. I always look forward to your posts, and as a Momma to 5 under 8yrs., I am encouraged by your example. Keep up the good work!
    Lots of love from our home to yours this wonderful NEW year!

  6. You have a beautiful family! Happy New Year


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