Saturday, March 30, 2019

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Week in Photos: 3/10/19-3/16/19-Birthday Edition ll

 Dear Katie,

You are as much a delight to my soul as you were when you were a chubby cheeked two year old, singing our song to us long before we understood your words.  Even though my eyes see a beautiful 15 year old teenager standing before me, my heart still looks at you and remembers you standing there with your video camera telling me to "say cheeeese!"

Much too soon you will be grown, heading off to college and the rest of your life. I know that whatever path you choose you will thrive. God has great things in store for you, and I'm so excited to see what you will do with the gifts He has given you. 

But for now, I will savor 15. I will delight in your desire to both be near me and to venture out and test your wings a little bit at at time. I pray that I will neither long for days gone by, spent watching you grow and explore the world around you; nor dwell on the future when you will be grown and out from under my wing. Instead I will stay in the present and enjoy you right now, just as you are. 

Because you, my dear girl, I adore. 

Happy Birthday. xoxo


Saturday, March 9, 2019

Week in Photos: 3/3/19-3/9/19 Birthday Edition

This week we celebrated a birthday! Sam is on the hunt for a place of her own, so we've been having fun shopping for gifts for her first apartment. 

 As I sit here thinking over the 23 years since this beauty made me a mom, I am overwhelmed with gratitude that God blessed me and entrusted me with these three girls. 

Samantha, as my first born, you and I will forever have a special bond. I am so proud of the young woman you are. This past year has brought new challenges that have tested you and pushed you right out of your comfort zone. Even though new things are scary for you, you do them scared and succeed every.single.time. My prayer for you this year is that you will realize who God created you to be, that you will see yourself as I do and know that you are stronger and braver and tougher than you give yourself credit for. I will pray that as you continue to face new and challenging situations you will remember the times that you did the thing scared and kicked butt anyway. You have all the tools, and you have a God on your side who loves you even more than I do. That's a winning combination.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Week in Photos: 2/24/19-3/2/19

Or shall we call this, the week the flu got us.

One of my goals for this year is to share our week in pictures. Every week. So here are the two I took before the flu came and systematically took us down one by one. Being sick sure reminds us to praise God and appreciate when we're healthy.

                                                This cat  seems to show up in photos a lot

Worship team rehearsal. About two hours later I was sick in bed where I remained for five days. We are SO ready for spring already after all the illness of winter!

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