When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. Isaiah 43:2

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Truth Is...

Sometimes, it is not necessary to share whatever pops into your head. This is a little trick that most people learned a long time ago, but I'm new to it. And, it takes some self control on my part.

My instinct is to share...and share...and share...

And, there are SOME people who have liked that about me--like my parents, who had no one else to listen to BUT me as I grew up an only child.

But recently, I've realized, other people like to talk too! And it is nice to listen to them, ask them questions about themselves, really get to the heart of who they are in a conversation.

I have grown to love and appreciate and learn from those in my life who take the time to listen. This includes my husband, the best listener I know.

Random thought for the day. The end.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

It Passes

Sometimes, in the thick of things with four children, I lose sight of how far we've come. I remember this day (pictured below), when Addie was just a few days old, for instance, thinking she would never gain weight, never stop crying, we would never have the house packed and moved...

And here we are, with Addie ten months old, happy as can be, weighing a whopping 25.5 pounds and peacefully settled in our new home.

And through it all, there is always this man, supporting us and loving us...and telling us when things get rough, "It'll pass."

It does...sometimes toooooo stinkin' fast.

I love you Papa Mac!

Monday, May 2, 2011


Finally, we have a picture of our whole family--some in pirate attire, one in Mickey Mouse (we're an eclectic bunch and had just come from a pirate birthday party--to which Caden went as Mickey Mouse...and Addie as a princess...hmmm, perhaps this explanation is more confusing than explanatory...).

Anyway, Grammie captured a photo of our whole crew! Brooke, if you're reading, we followed NONE of your photo taking advice--except thank God I didn't have a sleeveless top. And Scott is wearing this shirt I got him that I LOVE and he HATES. Such a sport.

It's US! ALL SIX OF US! I am SO happy!