Monday, July 31, 2017

Monday, July 24, 2017

Half a dozen kids in 10 years!!

I am praising the Lord right now as I sit and count my blessings. Yes, I have not updated this blog in many years. I kinda forgot about it and just realized it was still here.
  So fast forward ten years from the last post and we now are richly blessed with half a dozen children. I would have never dreamed I would receive such a gift from the Lord. 
They are all tucked into bed and here I find myself marveling at how far the Lord has brought us. Nathanael is 9, Isaac is 7, Hadassah is 5, Jubilee is 3, and the twins Noble and Mercy are 1 and a 1/2. Currently we are getting ready for the school year. We love our A Beka book curriculum. It has been such a blessing, but that is a different post for a different day. Boy, it sure is easy to go down rabbit trails when you blog. 
  Lots of people have teased us that we have six kids and counting, and that we are like the Duggers, blown away that we have so many kids, though it doesn't feel like it honestly. We just let the Lord decide what we are gonna have. He is the one who creates the person. The Bible says in Psalms that He knits us together in our mother's womb. Incredible to think everything about us, God knitted together. Our DNA was formed by Him and He makes no mistakes. We can surely leave our cares and worries in His hands, though easier said than done. Every person is precious and even with our differences and health issues we might have or have been born with, we are still precious and that is because we bear the image of God. Each life matters and we are to trust Him and leave the rest in His hands.
My twins, Noble and Mercy have been one of the biggest surprises of my life and I have not been surprised too many times in my life. I have always wanted twins and I prayed that I would have twins. I prayed that with my first baby, my second baby and by my third baby, the thought never occurred again. I kinda just forgot about it and just enjoyed my sweet babies the Lord had blessed me with. With my fifth baby, I went in for my ultra-sound and when the technician noticed two in there, I was blown way. I started laughing, then crying. I was hot, then cold. I could not believe it. What an amazing gift from the Lord. Too bad Derek couldn't be there, but my friend Joyce was there with me and she flipped when she heard it. We were both acting pretty hyper. Isn't God good. The twins are now a year and a half and I am still in shock. "Two for the price of one", is what one of the doctors helping me deliver them said. That is exactly what I always thought. You get two blessings for one time of delivery and pregnancy. 
   The twins are so much fun and they have such a bond. Its fun to watch them. They are so different but they are both so sweet. They both like to cuddle with mama. The other kids are such a help to me and such a blessing. They aren't perfect, as no one is, but they sure are wonderful. I love them all so very much. Thank you Lord, I know I don't deserve them or this life you have given me. And You Lord are the most Precious gift of all.
PS. This photo is a few years old.  I can not seem to find a newer one on this computer. It is missing some of us. 

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Six Years of Grace

I can't believe I will have been married 6 years this May 26, 2013. Time sure flys and it flys even faster with each new baby. The Lord has blessed us so much and has worked in us and given us grace along the way, with each new turn on this wonderful journey of the life he has blessed us with. Without his grace and kindness where would we be? When we trip and fall, he is there to give us grace. When we are prideful and self-reliant, he gives us his grace and don't we need it real bad. I am so thankful to our kind father for leading us with a gentle hand and giving us gifts from his own heart and hand. May we also show that grace to others. When our friend offends us with a comment, or when someone truly hurts us or talks about us. May we be like our Lord Jesus and show them grace. May we show our kids grace, when they disobey. May we shower others with the gospel by showing them grace when they mess up, cause we all do it! Thank you so much Father, for your grace.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Our Handsome Farrier.

Many people have asked "What is a farrier?" Here are some pictures of our farrier. Farriers trim horses hoofs and put shoes on them. It can be a tedious job. You definitely get a good work out while shoeing horses. It is very rewarding though.

Sorry these are all so blurry. Its hard to take good pictures while the person is moving. These are pictures of Derek trimming a horse hoof. As you can see, it requires lots of leg power to be able to sqaut for a while while holding the horses hoof with your legs. Derek does a fantastic job.

Daddy and Nat hitting a shoe.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Beloved!

What a wonderful man I have. He is caring, kind, helpful and he is also a wonderful father to my sons. I am so thankful for this man of God that I have been blessed with. Right now as I am writing, he is in his room reading his Bible, which is a nightly and morning habit.

Every night he tucks Nathanael into bed, reads him a story, prays with him and then tickles his back for a few minutes. Nathanael is very content with his bedtime routine. I pray that the Lord would bless my Beloved on his birthday and grant him the desires of his heart, would grant him favor among men and give him success in his business. I do love him. Happy Birthday Dear Brother and Husband.