We leave for Haiti in less than 22 hours. I can't believe it. This go around I have 3 precious children and so leaving is harder, much harder than it was in 2003. I am so thankful my husband will be with me, however, it makes the fear that grips me that much tighter. I am having to pray and quote scripture constantly and would COVET your prayers over us, our trip, and my children. Tears well up so quickly as I am absolutely exhausted and emotional and I haven't even begun the trip. I know the Lord has big plans and I will come back looking more like Him, or with Him one or the other. The needs are great there. I want to serve. I want to love and to love well. I want Him to be known, and all for His glory. This trip is going to be life changing and I am ready. Here I am Lord, send me....
Lord willing, I'll post pictures and details upon our return. Please please pray for our trip every time you think of us. THANK YOU.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
This was your very last picture taken as a 5 year old. We had a bible study until 11:30 pm and I went in to take the picture as soon as everyone left. I made it by only 9 minutes. :) whew. Sweet sleeper
Creighton would NOT let you be the only one able to use 2 hands to say her age...thus to peace signs to indicate she's 4! :) Oh, Creighton I love you!
I love you buddy with all my heart. You are super sweet, super handsome, compassionate, loving, rough, all boy, tender hearted, and everything in between. You are the whole package. I am so thrilled of who you have become so far and can't wait to see what all God had in store for you. You are a thinker, a doer and I know you will do big things! God has a big plan for you and has gifted you with specific gifts to bring Him glory! I love that I can already tell you are wired to love compassionately and that you have a true childlike faith with Jesus in everything. You understand some things on levels that amaze me and yet, you are still only (just) 6 and so you still have so much life ahead of you and lots of growing to do in every way. You love your sisters and you fight with them. It's a toss up between what the dynamic will be during any given moment...But I love the tender moments watching you guys love each other well and play together. You are an amazing big brother overall! Your job has just begun and I know you will be protector (if Rae will let you). You are really great at encouraging too. I love hearing your heart!
Your favorite things are bey blades, ben10 and sometimes superheroes. You really like your tag books so you can read and you are actually learning. If I spent a lot of time this summer I am thinking you'd be reading before fall. But (sorry buddy) I have no idea what I am doing, so I think I'll let your teachers do that for you :) You are wearing a size 1 shoe right now and size 6/7 clothes. You love to swim and you are pretty good at it! You really like diving down to get the rockets off the bottom of the pool. You love playing video games (wii, old school Nintendo, iPhone, computer)....you just like screens I think STILL like your Daddy. You love watching TV and movies too. You love to get up early and sneak in some time with the TV before everyone else wakes up. You've mastered the art of being really quiet while doing it....so we let you:)
You are everything and more that I could have ever wanted in a son, my first, a big brother. You amaze me. I love you.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Today I was visiting with a friend and looked over to find the kids like this!
It was way too cute not to stop my conversation and snap a few pics. Later they told me it was their spaceship. I loved that they brought their monkeys, pillow pets, pillows, books and blankets into their boxes that they taped together! PRICELESS for my heart...I love it when they are sweet and getting along...and so creative!