It was just a regular day - finishing up school, cleaning up and then starting to bake cookies with the kids. The rain was coming down quite hard outside, but we were cozy and warm inside just wondering what to have for dinner. My phone rang ...... We all looked at each other, and my… Continue reading The Call
Encouraging your child to be patient while waiting is one thing - teaching the 'fruit of the spirit' is a wonderful tool while home educating children ...... but what happens when it's YOU, the adult, who needs a boost of patience and self control while waiting for that thing so badly? The last month and… Continue reading Waiting
You read that right!..... My husband bought me a cleaning lady for Christmas. And I couldn't be more in love with him for it! I know it sounds odd, and maybe a bit rude, most would say it might be offensive. But my husband knows what I need when I need it, and I couldn't… Continue reading Love Is…… A Cleaning Lady For My Christmas Gift!
Most of us are preparing this week for Christmas which is in less than five days! Making menus, buying the last few gifts and baking one more batch of cookies. And though all those things have been done over here too ...... a few extra things have been thrown into this busy season!. Update: Our… Continue reading A Big Week!
This past week has got me thinking. In our minds, we calculated that we would have had our foster baby by now (2 weeks ago to be exact). But we are still waiting, feeling more and more nervous and excited each day. Another form to be signed, another meeting to be held and just one… Continue reading Patience in the Waiting
There were no stretch marks this time around, but definitely a few paper cuts! Normally, expecting a baby at this stage in the game, I would be 30 lbs heavier, not able to reach my feet and hurting every time I moved! But this time around, there isn't any body changes going on other than,… Continue reading Through The Training
I'm always amazed at how a messy and difficult situation or time can be turned into good. How brokenness can be turned into a beautiful thing. This isn't always the case though, I get that. I've walked both roads. But I believe the intention, God's intention, is to turn situations into something that is Grace… Continue reading The Here And Now
The last few months have been super busy over here as we are preparing for baby to arrive! But none the less, very exciting! We are already a family of six, in a three bedroom house. Great for us, that we have two girls and two boys and they can share rooms. But, adding another little… Continue reading Making Room
Earlier this week, I had the privilege of sharing the beginning of my story in this season of my life. This was both terrifying and freeing all at the same time. If you missed it, please feel free to read it here. Hope is shared in part 2, please enjoy! ...... ~ There comes… Continue reading Can A Heart Actually Break? (Part 2)
It was the most crushing news that could have come my way. News that I was dreading……. news that I was trying so hard to avoid, and actually, to be honest, that I was deep down fearing. Outside, it was a beautiful summer day, one that you would long to enjoy. But I paid no… Continue reading Can A Heart Actually Break? (Part 1)