Every good and perfect gift is from above.
~James 1:17

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Saturday, April 07, 2012

14th Birthday!

Birthday boy

It really seems impossible to me that 14 years have passed since a gorgeous baby boy was placed in my arms... He was, and is, an amazing gift from God ~ my SON!  We named him Grant because God had finally granted our request for a child.  He was the fulfillment of years of longing and praying.  And just as the proverb says, "Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life," (Proverbs 13:12), the aching and heartsickness of my empty arms and wanting a child was replaced with joy bubbling up and overflowing into my life with the arrival of this SON.  It has been a wild ride so far and Grant has definitely kept us on our toes!  He approaches life with so much energy and passion!  His father and I often ponder what God has in store for him as he grows.  We pray that Jesus will be King in his heart and that Grant will trust Him to direct his path.  Happy birthday, Grant!  You are loved more than you could ever imagine by God, and by Dad and me, who are SO blessed to be your parents!!!

Thursday, April 05, 2012


"Jesus Christ is my model. This means a different set of ambitions, a different definition of happiness, a different standard of judgment altogether. Behavior will change, and very likely it will change enough to make me appear rather odd--but then my Master was thought very odd."  

~Elisabeth Elliot   (from Keep a Quiet Heart)