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

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Bloom Where You Are Planted!!!

Bloom where you are planted!!! I will be honest and tell all of you that I have decided to kick and scream and make sure that I am not planted in this new earth that God has called us to. I have made sure that I have made it miserable and desolate and dry and just down right unlivable for the  past 2 years. Boy do I wish I could change things, but I can't. The Lord opened my eyes about a month ago to the beauty that He has blessed me with.

This is a view of Castle Rock from the famous Castle Rock that my children love to hike. Each day I am learning to thank God for something beautiful in my new community. Wow it really isn't hard to be a happy joyful person when you learn to be thankful.


Sunday, October 12, 2014

My first Senior

 Where has the time gone? I was told when I had Emily to enjoy every moment with this child because before you know that have grown up right before your eyes. Well that is so true. I still remember holding her in the hospital and literally starring at her for hours. My husband and I could not take our eyes off of her. I look at her now and think when did my little Emily grow up. I couldn't be more pleased with the you lady she has become. She has a servant's heart and loves to help where and whenever she is needed. As I type this she is in Nebraska with her sister helping a new mommy for 3 weeks. This is Emily's senior year of high school and a big mile stone for all of us. I started homeschooling her 2 weeks after I had baby # 4 and to tell the truth I did not know if it would work. We are first generation homeschoolers so we had no model to follow, but we decided to dive in headfirst and see what would happen. So thankful we took that leap of faith. We have had so many great experience's and many not so great experience's but it has all been worth it. I love the relationship that I have with this child we really are best friends. I remember when she was getting close to high school I thought to myself can I really do this? The Lord answered us with a great speaker who talked at a homeschool conference that we had attended the summer before her freshman year. He talked about discipling our children and training them up in the way of the Lord morning, noon, and night. The last thing he encouraged all of us in the session to do was no longer say that we would take our homeschooling year by year but that we would begin to tell ourselves and others that we would homeschool until Jesus comes. Well Marc and I have done that. we have never ever questioned our decision again. We know all of our children will be home schooled until the end. Emily I love you and we are going to have a great senior year.