Wednesday, February 29, 2012

hey its Wednesday......again!!!!!!

~there's no better view than the view from a swing!~

 ~ other than a dimple in a cute little chin,
What's more adorable than
a toothless grin?~

Mercy literally "lost" her first tooth.....its no where to be found!!!!

she is in awe of this event!!!!
She insisted on calling her big brother in Australia and
also her big brother in MD!!!!

~you are worried about seeing him spend his early years in doing nothing.
What! Is it nothing to be happy? Nothing to skip, play
and run around all day long?
Never in his life will he be so busy again~

a funny memory:
if you were to ask the oldest 6 what they remember their 
mom doing all the time, they would say "sewing!!"
if you were to ask the youngest 6, they would
say " I didn't even know she had one of these things!!"

hahaha!!!! my how times have changed!!! 
I just had to do some mending today and back in the
closet it goes!!!
I always sewed out of necessity, I never "liked" it!!!
too many mistakes on the project!! 
some folks love it, i DON'T!!!!!

Elijah made it home safe last night from Illinois. Anna, Bethany and Micah Lord willing are driving back tomorrow!! Caleb made it safely back to MD from his proposal weekend and is back to work to save, save, save for the wife to be!!! Daniel is safe in Australia as of now BUT he did have a wee bit of an incident!!! I cringe every time I talk to that!!!! Of all the people in our ALWAYS happens to him!!! He truly is the most gracious one in our family to receive unlikely situations with such a giant attitude of "no big deal!!" I talked to him last night and he paused a moment and said " well, I did have a little thing happen!" Not wanting to tell me I could tell!!! He went on to say that he kinda ran into a car with his bike, or actually NOT his bike because his had gotten stolen like the night before and he was riding this crummy bike with only one hand brake!! NOT GOOD!!! Said he was speeding right along and a car pulled out in front of him and with only one brake, the likeliest thing happen......he runs in to the car, he is thrown onto the guys windshield and breaks the windshield with his shoulder, BUT he survives with only a few scratches!! Grrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!! I told him, its a good idea to wear a helmet!!! He said you have to over there!!! I asked him if the other two friends saw it happen he was riding with and he said  no, they were up ahead of him and once they figured he was not behind them anymore, they came back to see where he was!!!! SOoooooooo, he had to walk back about 45 minutes to the YWAM base!!! He  had a $100, so he offered the guy whose windshield he broke and he took it. Put Daniel at the TOP of your prayer list for safety please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This next week he and French friend are renting a car and traveling all around for a week, camping, site seeing, snorkling, staying on islands?!?!  I would be blessed to have him get home in one piece......ALIVE!!!!! hahaha!!! Seriously. pray for him if you think of it!!!!

Talked to Sue this morning! (Kristen's mom) we had to get a few giggles in of how it use to be, what it is now!!! A true saying," we've come a long way, baby!!! God is good and bigger than us, our schemes, and our prayers!!! We are both happy mommas!!! and when the mamma's are happy, ALL are happy!! hahah!!! Please continue to pray for Sue and their whole family as Sue will begin chemo shortly! Please ask the Lord for his mercies upon her and to protect and give grace to enjoy this beautiful season of their lives!!!

It gonna be great weather today and tomorrow!! Spose to be 78 Thursday!!! I'm going to to stay outside ALL day!!! (i think)

Have a super Wednesday!!!



erinstwo said...

We are losing teeth over here too! Just lost our second one today. I can't believe how fast mine are growing. I will pray for your Daniel! It must be so scary with one so far away - we have 2 'kids' from our church who are in Sydney now, studying worship music at Hillsong College - I talk and pray with them and for them often! Thank goodness for Skype!

Sarah said...

First, I would like to say that I was up last night reading your blog for about 3 hours. It was like reading a delightful book... backwards! Your love for God, life, and family shines through in your writing, and the splendid pictures. I feel like I know you and your family like old friends now. Also, congratulations to your son and his wife-to-be! From reading her blog, I can tell he has found himself a wonderful woman!
I would also like to.. not congratulate you per se, but I'd certainly like to encourage you that it's a blessing to me to see a full house full of children being raised with good values and courtesy. I suppose I can't really comment much on it, as I'm only 20, and have yet to experience the married and children phase of life. But.. it's good to know that somewhere out there in the big old world there families and young adults my age who were raised with a sense of modesty, propriety, and respect. And a good heaping amount of hardwork, family love and dreams. Blessing to you all! And especially the accident prone one! Looks like I'll be praying for two guardian angels for Daniel tonight!

Shanna said...

I totally understand about the sewing thing. I could have posted the same exact words.

Mercy is precious and I love all the pics you share.