Saturday, May 21, 2011


Yesterday I went to a homeschool curriculum fair. I am totally overwhelmed by what I feel God has called us to undertake in the coming years. I like to think of it as a trial run, similar to what we did with the cow last year and are doing with our small brood of chickens this year. The reality, however, is that the stakes are much higher.

This post by my favorite blogger, Ann Voskamp, I found encouraging/stimulating/daunting/exciting.

Prayers for this scared Momma are appreciated.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Thanking God for...

{Gifts 210 - 236}

- Completing plyometrics for the last time & recalling all the improvement I've made

- Haven's declarations of "Naked Boy!' concerning herself & Polly Jane
- Hearing Elijah pray with them in the back seat. "Dear God, thank You for my finger..."
- Saturday morning planning session
- Mom's willingness to come live with me for ten days
- Jason's man skills (& willingness to serve!)

- Healthy babies despite polyhydramnios
- Friends working together to get Elijah to a party
- Grace, a baby, a save, a picture, a heartbeat!
- Twins, kept in utero
- Visualizing amnion, yolk sac, umbilical cord in utero

- Cynnamon teaching me that prayers are not wasted, that situation are not hopeless, & that God changes hearts
- Donna's encouraging message - encouraging me in my tasks & encouraging me to encourage
- Mom, Mom!, MOM!
- God's grace in giving Mom energy to care for three children, days on end, with a cheerful heart
- Polly Jane's immediate attachment to Mom; her sideways glances to Mom for affirmation/assurance

- Sleep - sweet, although short
- The ability to learn; Jim - a wonderful teacher
- Four babies saved! "And that makes it all worth it" from a supportive husband.
- Friends hanging out way too late, laughter, and Mississippi Mud
- Little boys rushing in with a worm, a feather, excitement

- "Look Momma! Look!" - a girl anxious to share life with me
- Haven's desire to always include the whole family: "& Lijah & Olly Jane & Daddy & Momma & Lija...."
- Fizzy peachies...coming! Bluebeerry blossoms
- A straight line of new fence posts and a pasture in which to play
- Big beautiful bows

- Little boy trying to do the hand motions