Sunday, April 20, 2014


So today I was going to blog about the glorious day today is supposed to be.  I was also going to add in my opinions about people checking their phones during church.  But, I will save that for another day. 

Today I'm going to blog about.... listening.  Once we returned from church, a beautiful and PACKED service, we received some devastating news that a friend of ours had gone to live with the Lord.  While I know this is what happens.  The Lord will take you when he's ready for you, it has hit me like a ton of bricks.  I wasn't prepared for this.  I wasn't ready.  I'm still in a bit of shock.  It feels very surreal. 

Here's why I'm posting about Listening.  The last few days, I've been meaning to call my friend, but for one reason or another, I didn't.  He had been popping into my thoughts, even this morning.  The Lord was speaking to me in the quietest moments to call him, but I didn't listen.  So today, I ask you to listen.  Listen to the Lord when he nudges you to do something.  Listen to Him when he wants you to make a change.  Listen to Him through your children.  Just be still and listen.  He's there.  He's working on us.  Just..... listen. 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Where Does the Time Go?

I'm amazed at how quickly time goes.  When I was a child I felt as if the summer would NEVER end, I would NEVER turn 12, or 13, or 16, or 18, you get the picture.  Once I had kids, I felt as though time has continued to NOT be on my side.  The days for the most part seem to come and go in the blink of an eye. And my girls... they too continue to grow for me at an exponential rate.  I beg them to slow down, but to no avail.  They just keep growing and growing and growing. 

I do know this is all in accordance with the plan that has been laid out before me and all, but man... can't I just freeze time for a little while?  Do you feel this way too? 

I've been on spring break this week, but it hasn't felt much like a break since we've been very busy.  Our oldest still had to go to school this week as she was on spring break last week.  So this post is VERY overdue.  I just love these girls and I continue to pray to the Lord above that we are making them strong.  Strong in faith, strong in themselves, strong.  Strong.  I have a lot of fears an anxieties about the world and my girls.  I just pray we're doing it right. 

Here's a few pictures of our three brown eyed girls.

Our oldest.  She's getting ready to lose her 3rd tooth!!! 
A top one finally.  :)
Our middle before she CHOPPED her hair.

Over 10 INCHES!!!!

Our youngest..... don't let the cuteness fool you.  :)

 From our BROWN eyes to yours...