Happy 2019! Happy Day after Valentine's Day!
This is my first post on this blog for the year. I cannot believe how time has flown by!
We had such a lovely holiday time together, and continued with our normal traditions. :)
Erika and Sarah are in college and doing well.
However, Erika has had a couple of health set backs.
She is being treated for arthritis. It is hard for her, as she is in pain, but what a tremendous fighter she is! She is going to school and working also! She is a Jr. in college.
Sarah is almost a Jr in college. She is working also, and is very excited about the possibility of her next college location. That is to be announced when she makes her decision. :)
My newest texting buddy is my grandson Sam. He likes to do face time, and when he comes home from school will call and ask me "what should we talk about?" Isn't that the sweetest thing?
Our little grand daughter Ilse is walking now!
Our youngest grandson just turned 1 year old and we are about to have another grandson in May!
I am amazed at how life has changed since we started this blog in 2007.
I am now busy working in the shoppe with Mike. We work pretty well together, and I love being able to get up early in the morning and read the Word with him.
I started a Women's prayer group on Wednesday nights and it is going well. What a blessing to meet weekly to pray with these precious ladies.
I am really proud of all of the kids and what they have accomplished. Our oldest is now 40 FORTY.... and today is Tim's birthday. Our youngest is 19 and she will be having a baby boy in May.
In transitioning from Full time home schooling mom to Full time wife and worker, I have been able to reflect on the seasons of my life. The Lord has been so good to me. Each season is full of blessing and pain, but ALL has been for my good. God does not allow us to go through these seasons without a blessing in disguise.
I have been in contact with several of my blogging friends, and all of us are in new seasons of life.
It seems that adoptions are not as prevalent as before, and many places are completely shut down.
There are areas in Ukraine shut down also since Russia has reclaimed land.
I am so thankful for our children who are here.
If you are interested in adoption, I would definitely look into the foster care system. There are children here who need parents. One of our girls was adopted from the foster care system.
If you are not wanting to adopt yourself, but are interested in how to help, please consider helping a family financially and especially through prayer.
Don't forget that bringing a child home either by birth or adoption changes the complete dynamic of a family and they NEED to have us there to hold them up in prayer, send them cards, ask how they are doing, drop by a meal, offer to do laundry etc. Adjustment takes time.
Moving forward in this year, we might start our support group back up. We had stopped for a while because our Alli needed our full time attention.
She was our priority.
I pray that you all have a wonderful 2019! Moving full steam ahead! :)
"His Mercies Are New Every Morning"
“I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God- it changes me.”
― C. S. Lewis
― C. S. Lewis
I believe in the sun even when it's not shining. I believe in love even when I don't feel it. And I believe in God even when He is silent. (quote found on the wall of a concentration camp)