Thursday, November 27, 2008
The kids also started a ballet/tumbling class this week. A friend in the church is teaching our kids and our friends up the street - incorporating worship and dance and movement in the class. We love it - so do the kids!
Macey has got to be the cutest three year old ballerina I've ever seen!
Here's a couple more pictures - just for fun!
Life here is starting to feel more normal. The kids are adjusting well, though I'm not sure Macey fully realizes that we are here to stay- at least for a while. Micah made a mess with the fireplace the other day and Macey was panicking "Mom, the people that live here are so not going to be happy." Hopefully it will start to feel more permanent to her soon.
I've been learning a lot about who I am, apart from "doing" and absent of self-made expectations. I feel like I am seeing who I am, who I was meant to be - there has been a lot of revelation and chipping away of things that have been waiting in the back ground for too long. I know freedom is coming, I know healing is on it's way. And, though I do not enjoy the process, there is a peace in the purging of the old.
Well - the kitchen is calling once again and there is a parade to be watched....
We are immensely thankful for you, our friends and family - may God bless you to overflowing...
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
There once was a girl of seventeen
She was kinda cute
A little sassy
But definitely no beauty queen
She was smart and funny and
To be a teenager with no
One crazy evening at
She met a young man with
Braids on his noggin
He had striking eyes
(she could tell he was seeing through her)
And was twitching and smiling
Talking of The Miracle Worker
Now, to be honest
This first little meeting
Didn’t do a ton to set
Her heart fleeting
But, an impression was made
And destiny set in motion
God’s had was upon it
Wooing and developing a devotion
Then a few weeks later
She heard this braided guy
Pray – just a smattering
Something happened then and there
That left her changed FOREVER
Her love began to grow and swell
She knew she would love him FOREVER
Down the road they traveled
For two years – maybe a bit more
She fell in love with his heart, his laugh
Even had a hand it what he wore
There were “random” bus assignments
And Sibling guitar classes
Innocent boat rides
But no romantic passes…
But through all that time – two VERY long years
She kept her desire a secret
Hoping that he would know one day
Her heart was his – and keep it!
Finally one day – her dream came true
Her hopes took flight
As her prince talked to her father
That beautiful September night!
Now here’s a glimpse of things to come…
Her emotion ran deep and wild
So all that night she didn’t sleep
And puked really loud …it wasn’t mild!!!
The next evening he approached her
With a bit of a nervous grin
And asked if she had seen his heart….
Let the romance begin!!!
9 months later they were married
And off to a beautiful start
One of adventure and awe
Two people….one heart!
Now, here they are – 8 ½ years later
4 kids, cross country move
Many journeys, great stories
And what do you think they prove?
That love is a road
That when traveled with care
Is a path that this boy and this girl
Will always, forever share
They show us that faith
Is a rock that won’t budge
That prayers and commitment
Overcome any insecurity or grudge
So deeply devoted -
This woman and this man
Will walk, run, or jump
In line with the Creator’s hand
Where will their path lead
No one really knows
Will there be more kids
Hey – probably so!
Will there be ups?
And will there be downs?
Will there be smiles?
And will there be frowns?
Absolutely – to all the above
But one thing this girl knows –
Nothing will diminish my love!
You – my lovely 31 year old
And smart, handsome, gracious and kind
You are gentle and patient
I think maybe you can read my mind!!! ;)
You calm my fears
You hold me tight
You love me deep
You lead me right!!!
There is no one else
I would rather share
This journey of life
From here to there….
I love you,
My hot OLD man!!
You make me smile
Like no one can!!
Here’s to many many more
Birthdays for you
May your desires be fulfilled
Your destiny come true!
I LOVE YOU!!!
Here's to the rest of the journey...
Here's to the rest of the journey...