Sunday, November 15, 2015


The golden season of fall. The colors linger outside our home's windows and the sunset is a beautiful color of cranberry and light pink. The trees carry the few remaining leaves of yellow. I feel very thankful for so many things, though at times I feel as though my world has flipped upside down.  Yet through it all God continues to show Himself present in our lives.

We've had birthdays and new friends and even new family as our world has stretched!
                                                     Sophie turning 9!

A few things I've come to accept.

God's plans are always good. I need to trust Him. *Thy Kingdom come, Lord. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.*

There is evil in this world that at times leaves me speechless and shocked. *Deliver us from evil.*

Life is so very quick and though my plans aren't always as I've hoped, my part is to use the gifts He has given to me to cause His light to shine clearer and brighter in this dark world. It's a work He has invited and asked His people to step into. **For Thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.**

We have lovely bodies of water near us we have come to discover and enjoy so much! Picnics at the lake, walks along the canal. Such treats and memory making.

Jake continues to be away at school studying marine biology. Opportunities continue to find him and I'm super excited for him!

All the kiddos are in school now and I'm so happy with who they have for teachers. A couple have a bit of skill work to do but they are working ridiculously hard with such positive attitudes. I'm really really proud of them.

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