I have been getting some great family time this week, but I do miss my husband. I never like being apart from him because he is my helpmate and best friend.
He left me in MN while he took his parent's extra car back to Sioux Falls. (side note: Don't hit raccoons...they can be expensive road kill. The headlight didn't fair too well).
So I have been spending time in St. Cloud cleaning and getting ready to move in on June 30th. I can hardly believe that the time is coming and nearly here. We know that God is faithful and he has called us to move and start our own business. So we are putting one foot in front of the other knowing he will provide for our family.
Please pray for my brother and his girlfriend who are having a baby very soon and he/she has some complications with his/her intestines.
Well, my brother and future sister-in-law just walked in the door...better run
On the way home from church this morning, we couldn't resist the field of "flowers." So we stopped and picked as many as their hands could hold. We had two very happy girls and 4 beautiful vases of flowers on my table. I love dandilion bouquets! More than that, I love to make memories with our children. It is moments like these that I want to remember, not the times that I tell them to hurry so we can get somewhere 3 minutes faster. I have to remind myself daily that picking flowers is way more important that having a clean house. (even when it is on the market)
I feel like we should all run in the field like Laura on Little House on the Prairie
Carl can make everything look so pretty!
Lydia spent the next 20 minutes arranging her flowers into a vase. I asked her if she wanted to be a florist and she promptly told me, "No, I am going to be a pharmacist mama with three children, Lucy, Sara and Thomas. No wait the Daddy's name is Thomas." Well, we will see what time brings...I will have good laugh if she ever dates a Thomas.
We went to a local state park to go hiking. We had to get a little adventurous to cross a flooded area. I am thankful my awesome hubby was willing to get a little wet and muddy to help us all cross safely. (I think I would have turned around and hiked all the way back, but that is why I married him...he is my perfect helpmate who stretches my comfort level)
Adie's favorite place to hang out! Grace and Lydia thought it was cool to stand inside of a tree.
God says it eloquently when he says that life is a vapor and we are but a mist. Today I was reading in Psalm 78 and thinking how I need to tell the next generation of the glorious things that God has done in my life so that they may know the wonders that only He could have done. So often we take credit for what only God can do.
We are in the process of selling our home and moving to back to my husband's hometown to start a video production company. All of this was completely God's timing! We love Sioux Falls and finally feels like home after 3 years of being here. But in December, God made it very clear to us that we need to pack our bags and trust him, so in a little over a month we will hit the trail and trust him for our daily bread...literally. If I believe God is who he says he is and can do what he says he can do and His word is alive and active in me then I am going to believe God (Thank you Beth Moore).
This morning my girls sang, "Happy Modder's Day" again to me. I love that they have no idea that Mother's Day is once year and so Mother's day can be everyday at our house.
Last July I had the awesome opportunity to shave my head with a neighbor girl named Lauren. Tonight we had a party to celebrate her tests from Monday saying that she was cancer free. Praise the Lord! God has taught me a lot about strength, perseverance and trusting in him alone for daily Grace. Lauren is a girl who radiates warmth and love and compassion.
I never once heard her complain in all of this. Every time she came over to watch Little House on the Prairie or play dolls with the girls she always had a smile on her face. (You know this winter we were hardly ever sick so that means that Lauren could come almost anytime she wanted to hang out. Only God could do that!) I give God all the glory and honor and praise for healing our dearly beloved Lauren.
Adie Lynn has been having fun saying only "Papa." She knows how to say momma, dad, nana and a few other words, but when asked to perform for the camera she only will say, "Papa"... which is very funny because she will shake her head, "no" when we ask her anything else.
Last night my little girls wanted suckers for dessert instead of strawberry pie. I think they are a little crazy but then again they are 4, 3 and 1, so that means candy will always win. Adie sounds like a monkey when she says, "ooo...oooo" for just about everything. (now if you are a mommy you will understand how much tonal goes into the ooo ooo) Amazingly we always know what she wants and when she wants it...NOW.