I just have to post because today is PROOF that God hears our prayers! The owner/teacher of Katie's karate has agreed to let us clean the studio and mow in exchange for Katie's karate tuition!!! This is a huge almost $80/month blessing for us, and I am so happy and excited! Yay!!!
On Februrary 13th I was driving to a home visit in Coffeyville, feeling my sweet baby boy moving in my belly. I cried out for help, not being able to imagine leaving him after he was born to go back to work. I heard a song by 5th avenue north, called "Love is Here" that morning, and it gave me confirmation that God was working in our lives, and that things were going to work out. Now, with just 48 hours of maternity leave left, I heard that song again this morning. It reminded me that I just need to lay these burdens at His Holy feet, and TRUST Him. So Lord, I am trusting you completely in this moment. Please, please, please let things work out for me to be home with my children. In your precious name, Amen.
Katie's been cooling off in the baby pool in the back yard. Ash hasn't gone swimming yet, but he loves going outside. We had a good father's day. I love this picture of my 3 favorite people in the world!
Tonight I just really want to cry. Instead though, I am going to list some blessings.
We have two beautiful children. We have a safe, comfortable home. We have two reliable vehicles. We have two good paying jobs. Our daughter gets to pray in school, and sing songs about Jesus. We have enough money for groceries. We can pay all of our bills from month to month.
There are a lot more blessings in our life, but those are the big ones that come to mind tonight. That's all for now.
We've been loving these smiles from our sweet boy! They are the absolute best! We had a good weekend, we went to the lake to visit Kris's parents again...we've really been enjoying spending time there. Katie loves riding on the golf cart down to the water's edge. It's beautiful at sunset.
I am still trying to understand God's plan for me to either go back to work or somehow stay home. I have been praying (begging, actually) for Him to make a way for me to be a stay at home mom, but I know the right thing to do is to pray for His will. I know He has everything under control...I just wish I could know what the next weeks and months hold for us. I am scheduled to go back to work in July, I'm praying for something to happen between now and then to allow me to stay home. If you're reading this, and don't mind praying...please, please do.
We are loving the smiles from this little guy! He is amazing and so precious...we are so blessed. It's hard to believe he will be 7 weeks old on Thursday, the time has gone by so quickly. I am still praying for a miracle so that I might be able to stay at home with the kids, but so far, God seems to be leading me back to work. I plan to go back to work half days the first and second weeks of July, and then full time the third week of July. I know that God has plans for our little family, and I just keep praying for his will...deep down inside I would just rather have mine.
Hello! Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you will grab a cup of coffee or a glass of iced tea and stay a while! I started this little blog in 2005 and am amazed sometimes to look back and see God's hand, his blessings and his mercy in the course of these last 11 years! He has truly blessed our family beyond measure! My husband Kris and I have been married for 18 years and we have three amazing kiddos, Katie, Asher, and Claire! I enjoy homemaking, crafting, trying new recipes, and mostly just being a "mama" all while on a super tight budget! Please feel free to browse through our archives! I hope you'll leave with a new idea or just a bit of joy! Thanks again for visiting!