Those who plant in tears will harvest SHOUTS OF JOY. They weep as they plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the HARVEST.

Psalm 126:5-6

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Good Bye Faith

These past couple of days have been very sad for a dear family member of mine. My cousin Jeff and his wife Katie were expecting a beautiful baby girl due the end of May beginning of June. Well Sunday morning Katie had not felt the baby move and was concerned. After going to the hospital and having an ultrasound they received the news that the baby had died. Little Faith was born still yesterday afternoon, and was laid in her parents arms with a sweet little good bye smile on her face. We all know that she is in her Heavenly Father's arms right now, but we also know that her parents will miss her deeply. Please pray for this dear family in the days and weeks ahead as we know that God will be the only one who will be able to carry them through this next phase in their lives.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I Will Rest In Him

Wow it has been a really long time since I blogged. I have been trying to figure out where God wants me right now. I know that he wants me to be raising my children and loving them and training them up in the way that they should go. I understand all of that but there are other areas of my life that I am trying to be still and listen to what He is calling me to. It is as simple as learning to be quiet and just draw closer to Him. I don't think He is calling me to anything of real significance just calling me. I feel like He is saying," Susan I am right here let me carry you as you walk through the daily trials of life, let me be your friend, your confidant your first Love again.

I have struggled with this baby and breastfeeding. It seems like at least once a month I have a clogged milk duct and it wants to turn into an infection but I get my rest and it goes away. Well today I was doing some research and I found these are mostly caused from lack of rest and stress. As I have had time to think about this I am reminded of what I am working on with my girls right now. we are working on counting everything Joy, James 1:2. So I sat down at my desk today to look at e-mails and saw my big whiteboard that says "Count it all Joy." I had one of those moments where you say," I get it." I will have joy through this and I will learn to rest in the Lord, and let Him carry my burden. I know it seems basic but it is so real He will carry my burdens and I will rest in Him. Through this my stress is taken care of and so is my weariness. He really does provide for all of our needs.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Six Months!!!!

Six months old and already a world traveler. This is a picture of my little man on his first plane ride. Levi and I went to Phoenix to visit family and friends and had a wonderful time. Can't believe he is 6 months already. Time goes way to fast.
Our Little man has also picked up the desire to play beautiful songs for all of his sisters. I guess we have a prodigy in the making.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Back Home

Just a few little happenings that have been going on in our house since I got home on Tuesday night.

The first cute little happening was yesterday while we were reading Amy Carmichael. The book mentioned being expelled from school and the five year old asked what that meant. I told her it was what happens when you get kicked out of school. She said if I had to go to school mommy I would want to get expelled. I told her that would not be a good thing. She said yes it would because I would be back at home. I guess this one really doesn't want to go to school.

The second cute little happening was from my little Creighton who is 6. Gram had gotten her a new Easter Dress and she was asking me if she could get some new shoes and I told her yes. Well we were at Kmart looking at shoes and she kept on telling me she needed to see if they had a 6X. I could not figure out what she was talking about since we weren't looking at clothes and hadn't even gone near the clothing department. I finally stopped and said what do you need to get that is a 6X. "Shoes mom , for Easter." All of us began to laugh as we told her shoes did not come in the same size as clothes.

These are the memories I hope to never forget. The laughter of children and their sweet and innocent thoughts.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

We're Off

Levi and I leave early this morning for a trip to Phoenix. It is a long awaited trip that I have been planning for a couple of months now. I am excited but sad. I have never been away from the girls for this length of time. I cried almost all day yesterday getting ready and saying good bye. I know they will be o.k. it is me I should be concerned about. What am I going to do without my girls? I will let you all know how my trip went when I get home.