Friday, January 27, 2012

Adilyn Grace

This morning Trevin was not feeling well, so you were left to entertain yourself.  I love seeing what you come up with apart from your brother who typically decides what you guys are going to play.  When I walked into the playroom, I saw this...
You are such a little mommy!  I love it!  Your teacher, Mrs. Celine, tells me all the time how you take care of everyone in your class, and even the bigger kids on the playground.  

She also told me yesterday that she thinks you are going to be a doctor or nurse when you grow up.  You tripped and fell and busted your lip open and instead of crying, you wanted to see the boo boo and the blood.  My tough little girl!  I started thinking about that, and yes you are always concerned about people when they get hurt.  You have empathy, my sweet baby girl.  You are super sassy, but you are also very sweet!

What will your future hold?

Friday, January 20, 2012

Sick hearts

A sick, sinful heart of a four year old...  We see it all the time, even with our 9 month old, how sinful our hearts are, but yesterday just caught me off guard and made me incredible sad. Trevin lied straight to my face.  I watched him throw his sandwich in the trash and walk up to me and said he ate it all.  At first, I did not know how to react.  We talked about it, how what he did was called a lie and it was a sin and when we sin, we have to ask for forgiveness.  He prayed for forgiveness and told me he was sorry.  Then he got a spanking.

Today, it happened again.  I told him no snacks, and could hear him getting into the snack drawer.  He tells me he is going outside, little stink pot!  I made him show me what he was so obviously hiding behind his back.  We had the talk again, prayed for forgiveness, and had a spanking.  This time I also took away his new Cars cup.

Hopefully we will not have the same talk again tomorrow, but I won't hold my breath.

Starting again...

As you can see, I have not been very good about "recording the footsteps."  I am going to attempt to do a better job because, truly, there are so many moments I don't want to forget.

The start of 2012 has been rocky to say the least, with so many struggles and loss for those I love.  First, my brother Todd had emergency surgery to remove his appendix.  My best friend Robyn, who has struggled with infertility the last 2 years, went into preterm labor with her twin boys at 19 weeks.  By the grace of God, the sweet baby boys are still safe inside her where God is continuing to knit them together moment by moment.  She is on strict hospital bed rest.  My parents had to put one of their dogs down which was very hard on them.  My step-brother Eric had a garage fire on New Year's Eve.  Thankfully no one was hurt and damage was confined to the garage.

We are more thankful and prayerful than ever for our many blessings and struggles.  Walking along side Robyn and Bryan has been encouraging to Michael and I, as we watch them in the midst of absolute heart ache relying on God alone.  Our prayer life has definitely strengthened as we pray fervently for them and want a deeper relationship and understanding with our God.

Please pray for Robyn and Bryan.  Robyn has written their story on her blog, and she updates with any new happenings.  You can visit it here: