Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Gift

Tonight we took the kids on a walk after dinner. It was a lovely night, and it was so nice to be outside. I decided to walk ahead a little for some quiet. Jason was with the kids throwing rocks in the creek. The quiet was beautiful and I was enjoying time in prayer. I was praying for the future of our family and that my heart would be content as we wait on the Lord for answers about our future.

Then I heard the quick patter of footsteps. Out of breath, my oldest daughter came running. She quietly came beside me and held onto my hand. She is the age where she could easily choose to not be so closely connected to me. But the sweet gift of her hand made my heart smile. She will grow up, but I hope we always will hold hands. I love you sweet daughter.


It's lonely for one little boy in my home who is down two sisters. He spent the day yesterday longing for school. I tried everything to distract him. Today, he is happy and playful. Train track built, tools out, and my happy hearted boy is back. It was an adjustment, but I love having my happy boy back.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

I love them dirty!

It's a great day when I have to clean off faces of my littles more than once. Today Jason and I sat outside drinking coffee as we chatted and watched the kids create games with Tonka trucks. Often, they are wheelchairs where they care for one another. Sometimes they are actually used as dump truck, but that's rare. Today it acted as a summertime sled on the hill, trailer, wheelchair, and well... source of joy.

I love the imagination of a child. I love seeing the community that my children have created with one another. It's full of love, conflict, frustration, forgiveness, anger, manipulation, conversation and lots and lots of giggles. Sounds like real life. It reminds me I need to giggle and forgive more and conflict less.

I hope your weekend was filled with dirty faces, cooperation and play!

Thursday, August 26, 2010


In the chaos of now, He is unmoved
In the uncertain, He is certain
In the midst of sorrow, there is comfort
In the presence of happiness, there is grief
In the today, there is hope for tomorrow
In tomorrow, there is something left in yesterday

Could you just eat her?

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