After posting my "One Million Arrows" Series, I got a little behind on my pictures. So here are a few pics I want to share with you. The first one has a story behind it. We were able to go to a family renunion in July and it gave me the opportunity to explain how important it is to stay connected to your family. I told them that one day they will be responsible for making sure reunions take place. The next day, the kids decided to have their own "Family Reunion". It was quite cute! They insisted on eating outside on blankets in the backyard. I managed to get all of them in this shot. Not exactly easy!
"Lily, Get Your Gun"
We are discovering that Lily is OBSESSED with shoes! It's so funny! It is the first thing she points at when meets someone. She is always swiping my shoes and walking around in them.
These two are looking so much like each other it's not even funny! I can't believe how blonde Lily's hair is coming in and Jacob and her look like they are so many of the same features. They just love each other, too.
An update on Steve: The insurance claim was denied to have his infusions every 5 weeks. They refuse to do it more than every 8 weeks which is what he has been doing all along. We are still praying that there might be a loophole we don't know about. Thank you for all that have prayed for us on this subject. So far the arthritis has stayed away, but the beginning of September is when we figure if it's going to raise it's ugly head again, it will be then. In the meantime, he is trying to lose a bunch of weight to naturally make the dosage go up (since the dosage is weight-based). Nothing like the fear of pain to motivate someone to lose weight. Pray that he will be able to keep losing. As a lot of you know, it is very hard work.
"Show me your way , oh Lord, teach me Your paths; guide me in Your truth and teach me for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long." -Psalm 25:4-5 My Mission for this BLOG is to bring glory to God as I share what He is teaching me as I raise my children for Him. I want to encourage mothers all around the world to hang in there! Motherhood is tough, challenging and gritty. But through Christ's strength and the support of other moms who are in the trenches, I will keep pressing towards the goal to raise Godly children. Please feel free to leave comments. It blesses me so much! You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a Stay-At-Home mother of six children. We LOVE having a large family. My first love, is Christ and the Words of the Bible. My passion is to teach my children about the Lord. I love to watch my children discover their own faith in God. My husband has been a firefighter for over 20 years and is now an officer. I am very proud of him. I long to be a Titus 2 woman who encourages other women to love their husbands and children and to thrive in their homes, not just survive.
The noblest calling in the world is that of a mother. True motherhood is the most beautiful of all arts, the greatest of all professions. She who can paint a masterpiece or who can write a book that will influence millions deserves the plaudits and admiration of mankind; but she who rears successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters whose immortal souls will be exerting an influence throughout the ages long after paintings shall have faded, and books and statues shall have been destroyed, deserves the highest honor that man can give. -David O. McKay Motherhood is the one thing in all the world which most truly exemplifies the God-given virtues of creating and sacrficing. Though it carries the woman close to the brink of death, motherhood also leads her into the very realm of the fountians of life and makes her co-partner with the Creator in bestowing upon eternal spirits mortal life. -David O McKay We can't form our children on our own concepts; we must take them and love them as God gives them to us. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord; and the fruit of the womb is his reward. -Psalm 127:3 The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom -Henry Ward Beecher The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children. -Elaine Heffner People who say they sleep like babies usually don't have them. -Leo J. Burke
To be a mother is a woman's greatest vocation in life. She is a partner with God. No being has a position of such power and influence. She holds in her hands the destiny of nations, for to her comes the responsibility and opportunity of molding the nation's citizens. -Spencer W. Kimball