Sunday, January 19, 2014

You know, it's just amazing to me how you can have such strong emotions all at the same time - such pride and joy in my kids in the midst of such sorrow. I am so thankful to my Father who knew I'd need all of the excitement this weekend and the REASON to not dwell on myself, but to pour myself out for others...focusing on the needs of others, making me remember that life must go on...that there is so much to be thankful for....there is time to grieve, and I will grieve, and I should grieve...but it can't consume me. So thankful for all His loving kindnesses. And I'm so thankful for all my sweet, sweet friends and family who have shared our sadness, taken the time to hug me or one of the kids, to write a word of encouragement, and most of all the prayers being lifted up. I love you all, thank you doesn't even seem to cover it.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Alice In Wonderland, Jr.

Can I just have a proud mama moment here? Wow, my kids are amazing, talented, funny, and oh so special. This was such a wonderful night, I am very thankful for Class Act, Krista and Tina, and how they have invested in my children - as coaches and Christian influences. Blessed, blessed, blessed!
It's been a wonderful experience, being a part of this theater troupe. I am excited to see what the future holds. All of my kids have enjoyed doing this, but I know they have other gifts, as well. Check out some of the cool pictures from their stage debut! Alice - Chloe The March Hare - Connor Cheshire Cat - Canon

Thursday, January 16, 2014

I wanted to let all our friends and family know that we have a sweet baby waiting for us in the arms of Jesus tonight. We were so looking forward to meeting this little one, but God had a different plan. We are grieving, but trusting the Lord to help us all through it. Please remember us in prayer, especially the children. We have never walked this road before, and seeing my babies hurt hurts me more than I can explain. We will praise Him in all things. We love you and thank you for your support and prayers.
Job 1:20 "Then Job arose, tore his robe, and shaved his head;
and he fell to the ground and worshiped. 21 And he said:
'Naked I came from my mother’s womb,
And naked shall I return there.
The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away;
Blessed be the name of the Lord.'
22 In all this Job did not sin nor charge God with wrong."