value of children

May 12, 2011

Forgive me, for what I am going to share here I don’t know who to give credit to.  I was reading on another blog and in her attempt to direct the reader to the source the link didn’t work.  But, this was too good not to share.

I grow increasingly convinced that God values children much, much more than we do.
We value a clean floor more than children. We value free time more than children. We value the good dishes more than children. We value going out to eat or watching grown-up television shows more than we value children.
All the world, including the church, tells us that children are a bother, perhaps even a mistake. If you don’t believe that, introduce a family with many babies into your church and see how long it takes for someone to say, “They know what causes that, don’t they?”
We have let the world convince us that a large family is a curse, when the Bible clearly teaches that many children are a blessing, a sign of God’s great favor.
If I had the choice right now, there would be more children in my family. And I think I might be brave enough to let God decide how many.
I remember that it seemed a little frantic around my house when the children were little. I never got “it all” done, whatever “it all” is. There was not much privacy or money or free time. There was lots of laundry and garbage and stinky stuff. The boys were going to be 2 and 4 forever. It was never going to end.
Don’t get me wrong – I enjoyed my boys. But it was all colored by that worldly, selfish, hurry-up-and-grow-up attitude. And then it was over. I woke up one morning and they were almost as tall as me. The next day, or so it seemed, they didn’t even live with us. Now there is not much garbage or laundry or stinky stuff. And there is much more privacy and money and free time.
I’d trade it all in a heartbeat.
I would do laundry around the clock if it meant I could have one more day with my little boys in my home. I want the piles of blue jeans back. If my family had been larger, perhaps I would have grown in wisdom and learned to treasure the tiny victories and agonies of everyday. Perhaps not, but at least it would have lasted longer.
You think they’ll be little forever. You can’t imagine being able to handle – afford – care for another little life. But you can. And it will be over before you know it, with plenty of years left to use the good dishes.


new to video

May 10, 2011

So, apparently i still have a bit to learn about posting a video youtube.  I think I fixed the problem so the video should play now.  🙂

Mother’s day

May 9, 2011

My sweet husband put this together for Mother’s Day.  It’s nice to have a sweet little video to remind me of all God has blessed us with when days are hard 🙂

Today was a good day

April 10, 2011

Today was a good day.

Thank you, Lord, for today and everyday we have with each other.

I’m back

April 10, 2011

posted a couple of post over at


December 29, 2010

Well, it’s been awhile. I got a new computer for Christmas and I am very excited about it and my ability to upload pictures and manuever on the ole internet with ease again.

So Eli has said some funny things lately and I thought, what better way to start up again than by quoting a kid 🙂

Eli (from the back seat on our way home):  “When we get home I need to eat a carrot.”

Me (excited cause he never asks for veggies): “Okay, sure.  Why?”

Eli: “I can’t see the movie very well”


After we got home I was busy trying to put away all the stuff that comes with travel AND holidays.  I took down the stockings as I came through the living room.  Not long after Eli comes in and says “Hey, why aren’t the stockings hanging by the chimney with care?!”


Okay, that’s enough for now.  Baby steps……

Depraved indifference……

December 6, 2010

I can’t seem to get this to work all cool and tech like, so please go old fashion and copy and paste 🙂

Why Love Orphans?

November 7, 2010

Mom’s bday

October 21, 2010

We celebrated my mom’s birthday this summer with a yummy meal and homemade cake.  I let the kids pick out a present at the dollar store for her.  They love getting to pick whatever they want to get her and I love the price 🙂  They picked her out these cute flower fly swatters.  I love this picture.

Been awhile

October 21, 2010

So much has happened since my last post in July.  We looked at more houses than we cared to, even tried to buy a couple, but ended up not working out do to title issues and another for a CRAZY lady selling the house.  You wouldn’t believe me if I told you some of the things this lady said or did during the couple of weeks we tried to buy her house.  We were bummed, but in a good place having our house sold and living with my parents who were totally supportive and understanding.  Then we finally came to buy the house we currently live in late August of this year.  It’s crazy how things work out. Maybe I’ll save that for another post, but all the crazy experiences that lead up to that point seemed unrelated until now.  Now we realize that this is where we were suppose to be and those weird happenings helped us get there 🙂  Shortly after moving in my computer went kaput and then I really got behind on blogging!! And emails and keeping up with other blogs, etc……  Honestly, I think the main reason for my lack of blogging is that our current situation is one that I cannot share about freely on here.  If you don’t already know, we are a foster family and currently have 2 princesses living in our home.  My mind and heart have taken a beating trying to process through our situation and trying to figure out what God wants from us and for us.  It is one of the hardest things I have ever had to deal with, but also one of the biggest blessings our family will ever know.  I hope to get back in the habit of blogging.  I so love reading others blogs and want to contribute.  I may be posting randomly and not in order, but it’s better than no post at all, right?!  Much love to all my bloggy friends!!!