Friday, June 29, 2007

My little graduate!

Even though it was a hard day for her, we are still so proud!!! Thanks, Shannon for the pictures!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Rough day......

So Mia's graduation day was not all we had hoped it would be! She missed her Mama and in her words, she cried a lot! I was so sad when I heard about it, but was able to call and talk to her and told her I was bringing her a present in July and she seemed pretty happy about that.

Mwen renmen ou, Mia!! Pa kriye!! M'ap vini nan de semenn! Mwen sonje ou anpil, anpil! M'ap pote kado ou pou pwomosyon. We ou tale!!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Bon Fet, Noah!!!

Happy Birthday, Noah!! I can't believe you are four today. What a big boy!! I prayed for you today, that you would have a blessed day! We will be with you in 3 weeks and 5 days!!! I can't wait!! Mwen renmen ou, anpil, anpil!!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

This amazing man!

In the fall of 1985 I met this amazing man. Of course, at the time, he was not yet a man, but a 14 year old boy. I knew there was something special about him, but I had no idea what an affect he would have on my life. God had a plan though and in time it would be revealed that I was created for this man. See I believe, just as Eve was created to be a help meet for Adam, I was created for Jeremy.

From that night, in 1985, until June 19, 1993 the enemy tried to pull us apart and at times it looked as though he might succeed. I praise my God though that on that day the two of us became one flesh and all the plans of the enemy were foiled. I truly cannot imagine and wouldn't want to imagine what my life would be like without him. He brings such love, joy and strength to my life. He always knows what I need to hear and can always make me laugh. He treats me far better than I deserve and always tries to find ways to make me happy. In fact, he is the one who posted the comments from Noah, Mia and Hope, knowing it would make me feel better. I don't think he realizes it isn't the things he does that makes me happy, but it's him. I am so proud to be his wife.

He is the best Daddy! He loves his children so much and works so hard to make sure they have all they need and want. He gives them so much love, I love to just sit back and watch. One thing is for sure his kids LOVE him too! They can't wait for him to come home everyday. When one of them realizes he is home, the shouts begin "Daddy's home!!" and they run to find him. The poor guy rarely gets a chance to even change his clothes before they start telling him of all their plans for the evening. Each one wants some part of his night, especially Camden who has asked all day, "How much longer til Daddy's gonna be home."

Jeremy will probably never grasp how much he means to me. I love him more than he will ever know and I thank God for him daily. So, on this weekend of celebrating Father's Day and then our Anniversary on Tuesday, I wanted to take a moment to tell the world ( or at least those in blog land) how blessed I am to have this amazing man.

Jeremy, I pray you have a wonderful Father's Day. I can't wait for us to celebrate our 14th Anniversary on Tuesday. It's hard to believe it has been 14 years, they have truly been wonderful! Thank you for who you are and all you do! I love you!!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Missing our kids.......

You know most days I do pretty good. I miss them everyday, but for the most part I feel like I can handle it. Well, the last few days I have felt it beginning to get stronger and stronger and now, today, it's painful. I want our kids home!! I love them so much and can't wait for them to be with us. So this post can be read by anyone but unfortunately it won't be read by who it is for.

Hey buddy! I know it's your birthday Monday and I'm terribly sorry I won't be there for it. I sent you a present and YouYou will give it to you when she comes home. Please know that Mommy and Daddy love you very much and wish more than anything that you were home for this, your fourth birthday. You are getting so big and I am so very proud of you. I miss you more than any typed word could ever express! I love you and I'll see you in 4 weeks.

Oh, my Mia,
My beautiful Mia! What a blessing you are to us already! I know you have been missing Mommy lately and I'm sorry I can't be there to hold you when you're sad, to pray for you when you don't feel well, and to play with you when you're looking for fun. I promise I'm praying everyday for you to be able to come home soon and if there is one thing I know it's that we serve an awesome and faithful God who wants you in our family. So Mia, you pray too and I know God will bring you home. I love you and I'll see you soon.

Sweet Hope,
I'm amazed at your beauty. When I see your smile it literally brightens my day. You are so special to me! I know that you are not as aware of whether you are "home" or not but I am. Mommy and Daddy are working on your room that you will share with all your sisters. I can't wait for the day when I will see you in it. What a big girl you will be sleeping in that big bed. I love you baby and I'll be with you soon.


Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Drop your but and run!!!

I have been pondering some things lately about weights that hold us back. Yes, the title is a play on words(hopefully most of you realized that but I did feel the need, obviously to clarify). You know how in the word it says to "lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us." This passage makes me wonder how many times we allow, not sins, but weights to hold us back in our race. Are we Christians that do whatever we want because it's not "sin", even though it might be a weight. How many times have we heard or even said ourselves, "I can do this it's not a sin." Have we ever, however, stopped to think that it might be a weight? Do we ever ask the Lord to reveal our weights or do we only focus on sins? Do we not ask because we don't want to put our flesh under any more than we already do? Are we being so self centered that we basically are saying, Lord, I know you have more for me, but....?

Can you imagine running a race with a TV strapped to your back, a refrigerator chained to your ankle, or a library of books in your arms? None of these things are sins. I don't think it is "sin" to watch TV(as long as you are not watching inappropriate material). I don't believe it is a sin to enjoy food or read a good book. Could it be though, that we sometimes do these things instead of spending time with the Lord? Could it be that if we asked, the Lord might say, "That is holding you back"? Do we choose to be held back by our lack of desire to lay aside those weights?

Sometimes, I think the biggest weight is "but". How many of us have said, "but Lord", or "I feel the Lord is leading me to....but...." How many times have we allowed natural circumstances dictate what we will do for God and what we won't? Will we still go to Heaven? Absolutely! Does God still love us? Absolutely! Can we still live a good life? Absolutely!! But imagine the sadness we may have one day, when God shows us everything He had for us and we didn't walk in it. I have decided my phrase for the day, month and maybe year is going to be "Drop your but and run!!"