We are so blessed to be able to see the stunning fall foliage as we travel through the Gorge to get Portland. We had two doctor's appointments two days in a row. The first day we zipped right through. The second day I only had Andrew. I decided that I was going to take the old highway and get some pictures of Multnomah Falls. I'm so glad I did! You can click on the collage for a closer view.
Here are the Falls peeking through the beautiful trees.
I tried to get artistic. Probably not the best, but it was the only one I had that had the whole waterfall. I loved telling Andrew the story of the HUGE rock that broke off, fell down into that upper pool and completely drenched a wedding party who were taking photos on the bridge. Can you imagine?!? It was like a 30 ton rock!
The trees just framed it perfectly. Andrew told me it was the best date ever!
Andrew's Foot Update:
Andrew had a foot that was turned in and permanently tip-toed. He had a surgery to lengthen the tendon. The surgery was a complete success (thanks for your prayers) and his foot is very flat. Thank you, Lord! The Doc was still concerned about how turned in it is, but is hoping that it will perhaps fix itself over time. To fix this problem would be a very involved surgery and lots of pain and recovery. We would only do that if it interfered with his running. He doesn't seem to be tripping much and he can run and play, so I'm hoping it will get better and not worse. We will do a follow up in a year.
"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