Tuesday, September 13, 2016

No more fingers left.

I know I just posted last night about May 1, and have a lot to catch up on between now and then.  But can I interrupt this broadcast?  And bring you a quick snip-it of today.  Today, September 13, 2016.  The last day I will ever see my first baby show me her age on just her fingers. 

It was a busy evening.  Tuesdays always are.  As soon as the school bus hits the end of our drive, its quick snack-hit bathroom-homework homework homework-pack a supper up-carpool to dance- dance for three hours-race home-past bedtime so hit the hay quickly-kind of night.  BUT do you think for a second that I didn't freeze the world, tell it stand still for a few minutes, and go take that beautiful TEN year old outside for some fun pictures.  you betcha, we did.

Here's to ten.  Good night, sweet Emma Lillie, I'll see you in the morning when you are 11. xoxo

Monday, September 12, 2016


May 2016.  This was the month that swelled this momma's heart over and over - ten fold.
It started on the very first day - May 1st.  One of the proudest moments a mom could have...the day her child made a public confession through baptism that Jesus Christ is her Lord and savior, and she wants to follow Him for the rest of her life.  I always thought the day I met that sweet little gal, Emma Lillie, back on her first day in life, would be the most emotional day for me in her life.  But this day...this day, I cried like never before.

Seeing her stand so proudly in that water and make this decision on her own brought tears out of my eyes that came straight from my heart.  It was the most beautiful picture I have ever seen.  Her story was one I will never forget.  The necklace she wore is embedded in my heart (and hers).  The family that sat around me made me fell the love in every breath I deeply took.  And seeing Emma's two friends, Lauren and Abby, take pictures and video on their Ipods, tugged on my momma-strings with everlasting joy.  And speaking of moms...having Shannon and Alissa take the time to bring their daughters to share in Emma's day, made more tears of joy flow.  It all took my breath away.  Literally.  I found myself sobbing uncontrollably as I watched and listened.  The love of God was shining brightly that day and I am forever grateful.

Dead to sin... ALIVE in Christ!

What happen to this blog?

Anyone notice about mid April something strange happened?  Something like the big dark hole the author of this blog must have fallen in because there has been little to nothing in her posts!  Like did her kids disappear?  Did all the warm fuzzies get blown away?  Where are all the shenanigans? 

Welllllll, they never left.  The are all still going full speed.  In fact it's been such full speed, I've taken a seat all watch it all unfold before me.  Every day, every minute, is a moment.  A moment that we can make the choice to rejoice.  And rejoice we have!  Well, most of the time.  ;)

Love my family to the moon and back and will have some "go back in time" posts here to get caught up a bit on life's finest.

Stay tuned....