What i love

  • my LORD and Savior Jesus Christ
  • to snuggle in the safety of hubby's arms
  • my kids' laughter
  • chocolate (well it's true)
  • daisies
  • candles of any kind
  • warm bubble baths

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wishing YOU a Happy New Year!!

We are hoping you have had a blessed Christmas. We wish for you a very blessed 2009!!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Secret's Inside...

So... tomorrow's Christmas!!! Can't believe it is already here! We can almost tell the big secret we've been keeping for MONTHS!!! only 20 hours or so to go... depends really on when the kids get up... but knowing them it will be early! so, here's a lil hint, just for you, but if you know me, you are already in on the secret, but if you don't... see if you can guess?!
At any rate... MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Cuz we won't be around to tell you ourselves... (oooh that's ANOTHER HINT!! )

Monday, December 01, 2008

thankful for this life

so many things to be thankful for, just waking up daily is a gift... but this year something more special than all the others...
my son accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior... THANKSGIVING night!!!
it all started at lunch time when we all went around the table telling what we were each thankful for, and lucas after 1 round said he wanted to just keep going around and around... so we did. all thru dinner! it was really fun and special!
then the day went on like a typical thanksgiving, kids playing in the front yard, grownups in a turkey coma...
that night luc went into the room with tom, and asked when Jesus died... Halloween or Easter? and tom said well, neither, and then proceeded to tell him about Good Friday, and Resurrection Sunday... then lucas started asking some pretty deep questions about salvation and sin and tom could tell these were not the kind of questions we normally hear... the curious kind. these were serious, and really came from his heart. He just broke down and cried and said he knew he sinned, knew he would not go to heaven if he did not accept Christ, and he wanted to pray then and there to be saved!! He came out later with tom to the living room where i was, and said he had something really important to tell me, so he climbed up in my lap (he is really getting too big for this.. but i am so happy he still does!) and he started to tell me his big news, with teary eyes and his little chin quivering but smiling all at the same time, he told me he just prayed and asked Jesus into his heart. OF course lots of celebrating happy tears and phone calls to follow!
he could not wait for Sunday to tell our youth pastor, and he wanted to be baptized SUNDAY NIGHT... no waiting. he wanted to DO IT NOW!! so he did! This from the child who wont go near a swimming pool without floaties, who wont dream of getting his face wet, who flips out when we wash his hair and water gets on his face... THIS is my son.... smiling as Brother Stu asked him who his Lord is, and then "for we are buried with Christ in Baptism, and raised to walk in newness of life..." and radiantly smiling as he is brought up from under the water! AMEN and AMEN!
so much to be thankful for, but this one.. this one here, is at the top of my list this year!