"Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west"
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Today is the day that I find myself thinking of Lily's other mother in a far off land. I will not ever know her exact circumstance this June some 4 years ago but I do know that this woman choose to give Lily life, for that alone I am so very thankful. I will always be so very thankful, especially on this day when she may be in such pain never knowing where her precious child is in this world.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
We have been back and forth to the beach several times this summer already. This is proving to be different then previous summers because my older kids are on different school calendars. So I appreciate snippets of their time together.
Lily and Cali were afraid to go into the ocean, which was fine with me. It is sweet and simple when they are content to play by the shore. This week both little ones went INTO the ocean with the older kids. I was not a happy mother (being that I am afraid of swimming in the ocean) I used to love it until I got caught in a rip tide a few summers ago. I know I need to teach the kids to respect the power of the ocean, not fear it. The weather has been incredible, bright blue skies, rain at night-just perfect.
Greg and Madison are heading off to El Salvador tomorrow. It will be Madison's first mission trip. I pray that this time will bring them both closer to Jesus and to each other. Madison is growing into a beautiful young lady. But the world has so many temptations for our children. I do not know how people can parent without walking with the Lord. It can be a hard road some times. The beach is always a place that I can spend quiet time.