Caught the sun streaming down on my beloved during some morning Bible time. I love him!
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Saturday, May 26, 2012
The other day, we went out to the Mongolian Grill for lunch and LaLa decided to give the chopsticks a try. It was quite funny to watch!
We are currently 23 weeks pregnant with our fourth child, and found out at our 20 week ultrasound that its a boy! Our oldest child is super excited since he currently has two sisters.
This post seems to be a little life update. I hope my new smartphone enables me to blog once again as it is right at my fingertips and so easy to use!!
I also wanted to tell you all about the current book I just read! It is just incredible. "Beautiful Outlaw" by John Eldredge is all about Jesus' personality. It is absolutely a life changing read. I am actually going to start reading it all over again because I want to soak it up and remember all of it!!
More about the impact Beautiful Outlaw has had on me to come...And also more fun pictures to share! You gotta love the photo apps out there- Instagram andPicsArt are two I love!
Enjoy your day, I am waiting for my hubby to bring home more Mongolian!
Friday, April 13, 2012
It is by grace...
It is by grace that we are gifted each day of life,
To be who we were created to be.
It is by faith that we continue on,
Through times of waiting in shadows.
It is through hope that we have joy,
It is because of love at we are saved,
Love at the cross,
Love in our hearts,
Love from Jesus Christ.
Today, I am so thankful for the time that I live in. I have daydreamed in the past of living in a different decade, but today I know that I am blessed to be HERE. We are going through some medical stuff, and our son has developed terrible asthma. I can look at this and think: this is such an attack on my family. Or I can look at this and think: THANK YOU JESUS. Because I live in a time where there is help for my son. If I didn't, I probably wouldn't have him to hold anymore. I live in a time where there is help for my friends son, who has graves, has had a tumor removed, and now recently was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I look at my church family and I realize, how few of us would actually be here if we lived in a different time!
Praise the Lord for knowing when and where to place me. Praise the Lord for medical help for my children, myself, my friends. In this world we WILL have trials...
But HE HAS OVERCOME THE WORLD!!!
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
I am in my van sitting outside my sons school, waiting to pick him up. It is a rainy rainy day here in the Northwest! We had so much snow last week, that it is still gracing many lawns and planters, resisting the rains best efforts to wash it away. Eventually it will have to succumb though. In the meantime, I am so thankful for our snow week this year!!
Today I have been thinking about how I can use pregnancy nausea and my health issues as a personal challenge to step up my mothering. For me, this is about loving and disciplining my children well. Not giving up during a time of difficulty. As for the challenge of household duties, we have hired a friend from church to help out around the house. This was before we became pregnant with this little one, because of my inflammatory arthritis and health issues. Some days (ok most, but that sounds like whining) the repetitive motions of folding laundry and doing dishes aggravate my joints in my hands, fingers, and elbows, making them hurt worse and become stiffer. I also become exhausted after a normal round of chores. I am choosing to save my energy for loving on my family, and keeping myself mentally afloat by not getting to the physical breaking point.
Enough about that though! God gives us the grace we need each day. My choice is to just "survive" or to live with passion! I choose number two!
Monday, January 23, 2012
Hello friends! I am afraid I am still having slight issues blogging from my iPad, so this might be a visually uninteresting blog.
But, there are exciting WORDS to share! We are blessed to be pregnant again, and are due in the middle of September. We will go in next Tuesday, the 31st, for an ultrasound to check on this little life and look for the heartbeat. We had two losses in the past, so this is the norm for us to go in early. I am 6 weeks and 2 days along today. Baby should be the size of a green pea!
Surprisingly, the nausea has already set in strong the past few days, usually it does this closer to 8 weeks. And tho it is hard to stay chipper and patient, it is an encouragement to my heart that things should be going well.
This will be my first pregnancy completely gluten free, and dealing with an inflammatory arthritis that pretty much affects my whole body, including my spine. With three little ones here at home, I pray the Lord will make me strong, give me patience, and help me to continue mothering well!! I am going to need to step up my game, and it is only by the grace of God that I can accomplish this!
I am thrilled I have been able to work on my art some, and look forward to sharing photos with you.
Until then, be blessed!