Monday, September 17, 2018

Happy 16 years~


I am blessed. 

We serve an amazing God.  

 The endless hours communicating,  praying, moving toward one another. Moving toward one another problems and all. Those years, that time spent learning to love prepared us for stage four cancer and saying yes to adopting a baby when financially we should be saying no.
  
 I can see how many marriages don’t make it through such a trial as cancer. I don’t want to portray a false reality to that  very hard season we faced. love counts in the raw meat moments of marriage when very little is reciprocated. Very little of what the world calls love had found it’s way to me in those months but my love has only increased not withdrawn. I know Dave would say the same thing. 
Throw in a baby that no one wanted and saying yes when everyone and everything says we should say no. 
We put our faith in God and the rest was history. 
Now almost 5 years cancer free and a joyful healthy 3 year old running around we give all the glory to God. 

He met us every step of the way.

I love you from a place much deeper than what the world calls love. 
I know Jesus well. 
I  understand unconditional love. 
From that place I  was able to love beyond my own strength. 

1 John 4
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.

  You love me so well. 

It all comes from the deep roots of our  faith. 
 
I love you dearly David.  
 God is a mighty God.
Thank you for an awesome 16 years! 















Wednesday, September 12, 2018

fun at Patty's


Made this beautiful cabbage salad.  This crazy thing lasted me 4 days, eating it for lunch and breakfast!



I don't know if you other mamas cook ahead and freeze things but I do when I get the chance.  


this little star got his first tractor ride.  Man he loves school buses, tractors and garbage trucks🚜


I can't believe the size of the sunflowers🌻🌻 from 1 seed in 4K.  Completely amazing.


We were able to meet Uncle John, ML and the kiddos at Patty and Scott's house in Waupaca for some serious water fun.  There was a lot of firsts on this day trip for my little stars.  
Thankful to Scott for carting the kiddos around all day and for his patience!


































Thank you Patty and Scott for opening your door for our crazy crew.  
We had so much fun!

Friday, September 7, 2018


wizen up 2018

This is such an amazing outreach for kiddos to hear about Christ.  Thank you Crossroads for all you do!!!


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Soo many volunteers with hundreds of kiddos learning about Jesus and having fun! 
The bigs were all coaches this year and they loved it. 
Thanks for another fun year.  

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Happy 3rd birthday little star!!


I can't believe this little star is 3 already.  He is so much fun and pure joy!  My heart is full.  We all love this stage..  Lots of naughtiness.😉😉😉 He's been sleeping in Odin's room the last year and loves every bit of it. Sleeps through the night. Sometimes wanders down by us and crawls right in.  We have never had a child sleep through the night at this age so we are blessed to have some normal sleep.        




 






All I can tell you with absolute clarity that God is faithful.  What God begins, God will see through to the end.  
God's dreams and invitations are spectacular.
 Hang in there.  
Keep pressing on.  
God isn't finished, yet. 





 




Little Abraham joining our family has been one beautiful journey.  Worth it in every way.



God has moved mountains and dug some deep trenches.

The mercies of God cannot and will not fail and his faithfulness is unwavering.



 
















 














saying yes has opened many many doors for speaking on adoption, god great our God is and just life in general.
























This little star's favorites;  the color orange, school buses, garbage trucks and his guitar.













 




We are so blessed...thank you all for being a part of his life!