Life has been a bit of a whirlwind since school has started, but here are a few things that have been happening:
* My husband and I are in a bible study with some of our friends, Sacred Marriage, and it is so refreshing to be in a room filled with people who are married and want to be married. 🙂
* Without babysitting 2 little ones, and now being in a routine with school, I have a lot more time to just be with the kids uninterrupted.
* In the craziness of work, higher education, school and kid schedules, date nights are wonderful! 🙂
* I began reading “Undaunted, The Josh McDowell Story” and while it is a difficult read so far, I have high hopes of it being a great book!
* I am looking forward to going to see “Unbroken” after Christmas. If you have not read it yet…read it!!!!
* Minnie Driver may be the best actress ever…I am watching “Return to Zero” as I type and it is incredibly well made. For those of you who don’t know about the movie, it is about a couple whose baby was stillborn. It is based on a true story. I haven’t seen this issue portrayed since ER did an episode on it. They depicted it very well, also. Amazingly, in the ER episode “Midnight” the situation was almost identical to mine…even down to the baby’s name.
* My kids ran their first mud race and it was awesome!!!!
That’s all the updates for now!
Enjoy the weekend!
My children were once super small, helpless, “innocent” blessings. I was never the mom who was sentimental about putting their clothes away or giving them away, because I was always excited for the next stage. There were a few special items/outfits that I packed away instead of giving away. In my sentimental mind, I wanted to hold onto those items. In my practical mind, I didn’t know why. Would my grandkids, someday, wear these clothes, or would they just moved from box to box and house to house? I decided to have their most special clothes made into quilts. I decided it many years before doing it. But I now have all 4 quilts and I adore them!!!!! Yes, 4, we used intended clothing and bedding items for Joshua’s. It is so nice to have sweet memories on display for me to treasure each day.
Michelle, from Willow Creek Studios, is the master behind these precious quilts. I highly recommend her and her talents. You should check out her website.
In the meantime, check out my photos below.
Before I formed you in the belly I knew you; and before you came forth out of the womb I sanctified you, and I ordained you a prophet to the nations.
Today the House banned abortions after 20 weeks. There is quite a bit of controversy on this issue. I am hopeful that they are making a step in the right direction. It is sad to me that people need a law to make this decision. I know there are extreme cases. However, I also know of quite a few women who have been in extreme scenarios, for months, to have their situation miraculously (for there is no other word to describe it) change. Without the trust and hope in the Lord, these women may have given up and were richly blessed. Not every situation does change, but is it worth the risk of giving up before you know?
This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.