Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
On a much shinier note, we got a new grill! Yay, end-of-season clearance sales! Our old grill was a hand-me-down from a friend a few years ago and boy had it seen better days. Note in the picture below the rust spots, overhead rack that no longer hung, and the white base where it was actually disintegrating.
Friday, September 9, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
This is a horribly difficult post to write. Some of our closest family and friends will know that there have been some significant problems in our house. We have tried not to focus on those things here on our blog for obvious reasons. However, the reality for some time has been that one member of our family was not thriving.
After much careful thought and prayer – and consultation with professionals and friends – we have come to the difficult decision that Mickey would be best served in another family. This decision was made out of concern for him and for the other three children in our home. Mickey is currently staying in another state and will not return to live with us. His needs – physical, emotional, and spiritual – are going to be met.
We won’t go into detail here about all the things that led to this – that wouldn’t be fair to anyone involved. We are asking that our friends, family, and blog readers would keep us in your prayers – our family here at home and Mickey in his new home. We have already received some confirmation that the right decision was made, but that still does not make it easy. There is a measure of sadness, but also an element of relief.
In the days to come, we will continue to try to minister healing in our children, who have experienced so much pain in their young lives. We know our God delights in redeeming the difficult. We are trusting in that faith and resting in the peace that only He can give.
All we hold is frail and brief, patched together by belief,
The pattern only partially revealed for us to see.
What are tears but seeds we sow? In fields unseen such harvests grow
Whose joys will one day overflow the measure of our grief.
If God is love, then love, we trust, is strong enough to hold our sorrow.
If God is love, He carries us. We will not fear what comes tomorrow.
Love will heal us, for God is love.