Monday, August 29, 2011

Can you say I'm behind?

Please forgive me for not blogging.  So much is happening in our life, that it is a whirlwind!  When can I find the time?   It's not the first time I've been behind and I'm sure it will not be the last.  However, my hopes at that I'll begin writing again - maybe Reid will even post here as well!

The Lord is stretching me, growing me, and revealing things in my own heart that I would prefer not to see.  Ugh!  More dross to burn away!  Learning to trust more, speak less, and follow wherever the Lord leads.

Godwin is speaking in complete sentences and sharing more of his thoughts.  He's growing fast adding weight and height.  :-)  He still loves to be held close.  For this, I am grateful!  He's loves cars and trucks.  I can't imagine life without his sweet presence in our family!  What a JOY he is!

Braden, at seven years old, is now practically wearing the same size shoe as his mom.  This is why I can never find my flip-flops.  When I become anxious, he speaks truth by telling me, "Trust God, Mom!"

Weston is enjoying his first year at Rivers Edge Christian Academy.  He is making friends and spending lots of time on his school work.  Right now, he is teaching Godwin how to hook a train up to his truck and run it around our den.  Beep!  Beep!  Oh, the joy of boys!

Franklin's heart has enlarged for the world.  He often mentions children in Ghana - wondering how they are doing.  As I type this, he is drilling holes for the pull-up bar to be installed below our new deck.  (Many, many friends helped finish the deck!  It is done!  It is beautiful!)

Mason shows his love frequently to his brothers by tending to them before his own needs.  As I watch him, I realize I still have so much to learn.  He's written a new song for Feeding the Orphans.  His song is the cry of the orphans and his own response to it.  For me, his song is a tear jerker.  Such truth from a 14 year old heart!  "I will follow you no matter the cost..."  Yes, I will.

Reid and I are both on a new journey of trust.  We have big plans on the horizon for our family.  When God calls you, you go.  When God leads you, you follow.  When God stretches you, you s-t-r-e-t-c-h.  This is where we find ourselves.

We have so much to share, but my mind is unable to articulate well right now.  We are so grateful to the Lord we serve for the opportunity He offers to be part of His work here on earth.  What a privilege and honor.  He chooses human vessels to do his work.  We (and you) are his hands and feet.

We would covet your prayers for our family.  Thank you friends!

The LORD had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.
 “I will make you into a great nation, 
   and I will bless you; 
I will make your name great, 
   and you will be a blessing.

Genesis 12:1-2

P.S.  Please keep checking back.  We hope to be posting updates more often.  :-)  Grateful to you all!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Baseball Braden

A few of my favorite pics from one of the last games. Like his brothers, Braden loves baseball!

Braden's team was undefeated this season.  They won the Championship, coming home with a large trophy.  Go Twins!  Way to go!

Posted by Picasa

Baseball Franklin

Franklin loves the game and I love watching him.  God is good!

Posted by Picasa