Saturday, June 18, 2011

More good news!

After last's week's great news that my man got hired on a wonderful fire department, I'm ready to share more good news! We're expecting another little boy in November. I am officially a boy mom now. That's still sinking in :)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

There are so many reasons I can give for not finding the time to update my blog, the main one being exhaustion from working 6 nights a week and trying to love on my boys all day. But all that's about to change! In 3 weeks I will no longer be the one bringing home the bacon (more like bringing home the peanut butter!) My man just got hired on by a wonderful fire department in the area! So wonderful, in fact, that they'll be paying for him to go through paramedic school on his days off! It really is everything we've been hoping for!

That's all the excitement I can handle for tonight, more coming next week.

Friday, February 11, 2011

I guess it's our motto

It's amazing how a small, seemlingly simple moment can change your life.

Mr. Reliable was in Maia's office hanging out when one of the young missionary students came in and asked to borrow Maia's cooking stone. She quickly agreed, producing the aged and seasoned stone with a gentle reminder that it was valuable to her and to be careful with it. Mr. Reliable and Maia returned to their conversation as the student left the office. Moments later a crash was heard from the kitchen; Maia froze. Both of them knew what had happened: the cooking stone was gone. At that Maia, rather than curse and berate the girl, looked up at Mr. Reliable and said, "People are always more important than things." And then went to help pick up the pieces of her broken treasure and assure the sweet girl who had broken it that everything was okay.

That moment, years ago, has deeply impacted our family. It may not seem profound, but this statement has taken root in our very souls. It's the core of how we want to live and what we want to pass on to our children. People are valuable, far more valuable than a fancy vacation, a nicer car, or even a precious cooking stone. I guess it's our motto.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Ethan's Miracle

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Last year I shared about our family tradition of choosing someone to help every year at Christmas time. This year we gave what we could to help a precious little one who was destined to spend his days in a living hell a forever home. Here you can read about what Ethan is experiencing and the love that awaits him. Maybe someone else has a little to spare this month to ransom Ethan.