Tell me, please

Would someone please….anyone in the world…tell me why it is that we can never find our shoes.  And when I say “we” and “our,” I mean “THEY”  and “THEIR.”  And when I say “THEY” and “THEIR,” I am talking about my KIDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We have a back door that we always use.  Always.: And when you walk in the door you […]

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Kind Kid

Mack is such a nice little boy. We get to hang out by ourselves each Tuesday and Friday, and I really love our time together. I have noticed that over the past few months he has gotten so good at telling us how much he loves us. I sure hope he keeps that up throughout his whole life. Like today at lunch he looked at me and said, “Isn’t this a great time we are having together?” On a walk at PawPaw’s house he said, “Mom, you sure are a great mom to take such care of us kids.” He then added, “And Dad sure is a great dad, isn’t he?” The other day he walked Josh to the back door and told him he loved him, gave him a hug and a five and then closed the door. He looked at me and said, “Daddy is just the greatest Daddy, isn’t he?….” Then he let out a big sigh like the thought of such a great Daddy was just too much to take in. I love that Mackie-boy.  

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Valentine Fun!

We have had some fun deliveries over the past week!  Sweetie and Paw Paw sent some candy and cards.  PawPaw sent candy and cards, too.  GG sent cards and activity books with markers.  Pep sent fun coloring books and crayons with cards that had a picture of each kid on them…so sweet!   I have GOT to take a picture […]

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Renewing my mind

I love God’s Word.  The past 8 or 9 months have been the most interesting times, in that Josh and I have never been so unsure of the future.  For the most part, we have lived in such a way that we sort of kept things “under our control,” or so we thought.  Not to say we were never caught by surprise by certain events of life. We were. “Josh, I’m pregnant…again…Ruby is only 6 months old!!!” I remember sitting in the realtors office when we signed papers on our first home on our second anniversary and looking at each other like, “What are we doing?” For the most part, though, our life has been very simple, very safe.  We didn’t need “mountain-moving faith” because nothing needed moving.  All went just about as well as it could have. Nothing tragic has happened over these past months, but we have been stretched in ways we never thought about…more inward than outward, though I think outward is coming.  I love that at the beginning of our journey I was all about the outward stuff.  “OK, God.  We’ve heard you clearly.  Now, just keep speaking.  Sell our house, move us back, all will be back to normal.  Sounds like a plan.”  Not so.  The Lord puts such priority on His inward work, the changing of our heart, the molding of our soul to be all His.  I’m not saying I’m there…I am saying […]

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Just a walk….

Today is one of those days when I find myself daydreaming about what it might be like if the girls were both in public school and Mack was in a three or four day preschool class, and I could just go for a walk–a long, nice walk. It’s extremely hard to justify throwing in the towel on homeschooling and spending so much time with the kids and spending nearly $200 a month (that we do not have) to just go for a walk….. but I can daydream about it. And then I can shake myself back into reality and sit down with Ruby while we bang our heads against a wall trying to learn how to count by 10’s, starting with a number other than 10….oh, the joy.

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Funny

In the playroom earlier: Mack: “OK.  I’m the preacher at the wedding.  Kristy–Do you have an awful husband?”  (of course he meant something about a LAWFUL husband) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Tonight, we were reading a devotion and reading about the people of a Middle Eastern country where women are treated badly.  I was telling Ruby how sometimes women don’t get to go out into public or get healthcare or an education.  She had a look of disgust on her face.  She may have even said, “I hate those men.”  We talked about how we should pray for them…not hate them.  I had also mentioned that if people share Christ and get caught, they could go to prison.  A few minutes after that Mack said in a serious tone, “I don’t want Daddy to go to prison.”  I told him quickly that Daddy wasn’t going to prison.  His response?  “Oh, ok.  Thanks.”  And Ruby, when she prayed, was quite passionate and said, “Dear God,  I just pray for those women to not feel bad and that if those men are bragging, saying, ‘Yeah–we get healthcare and get to go out and stuff,’ then just let them know You!  Let them know that in the Bible it says to Do unto others as you would have them do to you.” Well, Amen. I have missed several hilarious quotes from the kids lately because I haven’t immediately written them down!  I have to get better […]

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Is it really February?!

My, oh my!  I cannot believe that it is really February.  Before we know it, the sun will actually consistently shine again, flip flops will be a necessity, along with popsicles and sunscreen. Ok, maybe I am getting a little ahead of myself. VALENTINE’S DAY!  It’s on its way, and I love it.  I do not know why, but I […]

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