Friday, December 5, 2014
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Friday, October 31, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014
Monday, October 6, 2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
In November we will be married 28 years!! Wow!! Flown by!!! God has carried us through many diff seasons of life. A house full of little kids. Feeling like I can't catch my breath with so many underskirt. Dark times with Daniels depression. Time of sorrow with Joel. (Still dealing with that) Times of plenty with jobs and work. Times of not so much plenty when food for sustannence was bought instead of mouthwatering food for the week. So God has been faithful! Right now, we are in the time of not so many resources! Like terry trying to scrape up enough to buy food. I'm not asking for God to allow money to float down from the sky. I'm asking God to bring jobs so the guys can work and people pay and we have resources. So if you think of it, pray that God will provide jobs. He can do that!!
I don't like to get all personal on the blog and sound like a whiner, but so so many of you all have been with us for almost 8 years and I feel safe asking you!
Thank you for being wiling to pray!!
The weather is amazing!! So beautiful on the farm!! what a gift it is to live here!!
The Big big news is Daniel and Erin are engaged as of Saturday!! We love her to pieces!!! It's thrilling to see our kids marry and start their own families!!!!
Friday, September 19, 2014
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Today, another birthday for Joel and Josiah! The day our second set of twin boys were born. Joel is missed greatly!! Josiah is here and having a big day on his 11th birthday!! What a blessing he is to us! He had a chess and checker party!!
Monday, September 8, 2014
Thank you for your thoughtful comments!! For some reason I have no idea my password and all, so I can't comment directly back to you!! I hope the previous article was a blessing if there can be a blessing in grieving. It spoke thoughts and words that I certainly feel. Especially as Fall approaches! It's that time of year when my mind and soul go into replay!! I wish I could skip to Spring and summer again!! Joel and Josiah's birthday is soon coming. Why does it all have to be like this?? I want them both here!! I want to keep buying two of everything!! But, I wil tread through as you all that commented will do! Our village of grieving friends.
Thank you so much for keeping up. Seems like forever ago that we just started this blog to keep folks informed! Then again, it seems like yesterday that they were both here together in our family! Josiah is such a blessing! So so thankful he's here!!
Thursday, August 21, 2014
We have begun our twentieth year of homeschooling. It's hard to believe!! I can't say I'm very motivated. I'm tired and weary of it all. Somedays I wish I could rewind and do things different. But I will keep putting one foot in front of another. They really do their work so effortlessly and get it done quite early. Mercy is a bit behind of where she should be but hopefuly this year she will take big strides.
I haven't written a lot here lately. I guess the blog world has taken second seat to other media avenues. I don't think I could ever delete the blog, it's my life with Joel. Who is still missed and thought of daily! Sometimes it seems harder than a few years ago. I still have no idea the whys of it all. It seemed so useless. I have to keep trusting that here are hidden purposes for now and one day I'll know!
Life has changed drastically. It's all good though! There is rarely times when we are all together, say for a meal. Busy busy!! Me and the littles are usually the ones at home every night. Terry has meetings and the older ones go hither and thither!! We enjoy our coffee+movie evenings or for now a series on netflix!
The pool is done with for this year! I can't wait for June July of next year!! Josh, 16, has the front yard looking like the greens at a golf club lawn! He's very dedicated and picky!! We can't walk on it!! Ha!! Glad he's proud and glad he's doing it!!
Hosie has been making some great desserts!! The key lime pie last night was amazing!! I don't know when or how her dream will come true, but a bakery would do her good!!