Monday, August 28, 2017
Thursday, August 24, 2017
My sweet daughter-in-law, Tabitha, had a birthday last month. When I saw this adorable quilt block pattern with a camper on it, I knew I wanted to make it for her! :o)
I made it into a pillow. It was such an easy pattern and I whipped it up pretty quick! Doesn't it look cute at my place? But, don't worry, I really did give it to her. :o) It put me in a sewing mood! And when I saw how cute it looked to have throw pillows on my couch (something I haven't done in a while) I decided it's time to sew some more. I think some fall looking pillows are in my future!
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
But, we've noticed a problem...
She chews and chews any shrubbery or plants she can find.
And when I took out the trash not too long ago, she backed up, put her head down, and ran full force into my leg. My dog actually headbutted me!
Saturday, August 19, 2017
But, then, last month the Lord opened doors for them to attend Virginia Baptist College while working here in the ministries at home. We love this college's philosophy! All of their courses will be online and assignments will be completed online as well.
Elisabeth is working towards her Bachelors in Church Ministry with a concentration in Church Business Managament. Beth has been our church secretary for over a year. She keeps the bank books and records, pays the bills and our missionaries, does printing, and anything else her Daddy has need of. :o)
Brenna is also working towards her Bachelors in Church Ministry but with a Music Minor. Is that a surprise? Anyone that has visited our church has heard our Brenna on the piano. She has a God-given talent and wants to pursue this further.
The girls received their textbooks in the mail and few days ago and were so excited! They each have a very full load with 6 classes each. Classes start Monday and they are ready to go!
Thursday, August 17, 2017
It's that time of year! I can always tell when summer break is almost over. The kids get antsy, a little bored, and are ready to hit the books. We decided to make Monday our first day.Micah started kindergarten this year.
For kindergarten, I am the teacher. I love teaching my kiddos how to read. So rewarding!
Yay for school! We're off to a great start!
So, that's how it's going for Silas, Callie and Micah.
Joshua is doing great managing ACE hardware, serving in many ministries at VSIBC and preparing to be a Daddy. :o)
How's it going for Elisabeth and Brenna? I'll post on their exciting news next!
Monday, August 14, 2017
Last Sunday was a very special day for our family. But, before I tell you our good news, let me tell you what has been happening in the past year. We've had a lot of interesting conversations with our Silas. Here is how some of them went:
Silas: Mom, I think God might want me to be a preacher, but I'm just not sure.
Me: Silas, you just keep praying and asking God to show you. The important thing is that whatever it may be that God wants you to do, whether a preacher, a fireman, or a trashman....you tell God yes!
Silas: I just thought of a great message to preach, do you want to hear it?
Silas: Mom, I think God is telling me to be a preacher, but I'm not sure.
Me: You just keep praying. There is no rush. You'll know for sure if God wants you to be a preacher.
Silas: Mom, I have a list of sermons from my favorite verses that I'm preparing. Want to hear them?
So thankful for a boy who said "Yes!" to God! Can't wait until Sunday night....it's his first time to preach!
Saturday, August 12, 2017
It looks great and plays beautifully. Thank you, God, for answered prayer!!
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Thank you for praying for our Micah! He did great! We arrived at the surgery center and they took us back to the pre-op area. They had an IPad waiting for him with all kinds of games. Since Micah hasn't played much with an IPad, this was a great distraction for him! He played and played a lego game building cars and trucks.
The doctors and staff for UF Children's department are great! They know how to deal with children and helped Micah so much. Then, it was time to wheel him back. He was still so interested in the IPad that it didn't phase him much. Me, on the other hand....I was quite nervous. It was a horrible feeling watching your baby being rolled away into a room to have a surgery. As we left him, I was thankful that this is a first for us in this parenting journey. So very thankful!
Then, about an hour later they called for us. As they walked us back, the nurse warned us that Micah is very "rowdy." What? Doesn't sound like my Micah at all. But, sure enough, as we walked closer to the recovery area we could hear screaming. They were quickly unattaching Micah so that we could hopefully calm him down. He was screaming and flailing himself all over. Yet, his eyes were closed. Poor guy wasn't really awake and was very confused. Patrick picked him up and handed him to me in the rocking chair. It was all I could do to hold him! At one point he punched Patrick in the neck!
My poor little guy had such a hard time waking up. Then, he started crying, "My mouth, my mouth." and holding his neck. It was all I could do not to cry with him.
After he calmed down a bit and actually woke up, he downed 2 popsicles. Then, went back to sleep for the next hour. When he woke up, he said, "Momma, are my tonsils gone?" He didn't remember too much from before. Then, we went home. So thankful for home and a comfy couch to cuddle my boy!
He had quite a rough night and we're trying to find a balance between eating enough for him to take medicine, and not aggravating his throat.
Thank you again for praying! God is so good!
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
My sweet Micah. We noticed that since moving here, our Micah struggles with allergies. Especially in the wintertime. The poor little guy. We noticed his little tonsils weren't so little anymore. And it was affecting his sleep. So, after dealing with this for quite some time, his doctor ordered a sleep study.
We took him last night to buy tons of ice cream and jello. He's liking that idea!