Monday, June 27, 2011

More of Exploring Our New Home

Our local town has an amazing park. It runs along the shores of the lake and boasts things like an old Marry-Go-Round, a petting zoo, a train ride through the park, concession stands, and amazing play places. You can go every weekend and not feel bored. We went this last weekend to ride the train and try the petting zoo. I got some great pictures, but my favorite of the bunch is Mina and the pig. You will see what I mean....

Thursday, June 23, 2011

My Joy Comes in the Morning

Psalm 30:5
Weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.

Today was a hard day here for me. It was a cool, dreary day here and I am not sure if that affected my mood, but I had a heaviness in my heart that just seemed to progress as the day went on. I laughed and talked with my coworkers, but it was not how I felt. I really just wanted to come home, pull out Mason's memory box, crawl under my covers and have a good cry.

I am not going to lie, the amount of days that are pain filled is much less than they used to be. Does that mean that I miss Mason less? Absolutely not. I think as you grow in your grief you become able to focus more on the joy that comes in the morning. I am sure you all know that I do not mean the literal morning, but the joy that will come like the dawn on the great day when I am reunited with my son in the presence of my Savior.

So even though I weep today, I realize the weeping will last only for a (non-literal) night, for I know with all of my heart that my joy will come in the morning.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


There is a new movie coming out from the makers of "Fireproof" and "Facing the Giants". It is called "Courageous". It is supposed to be about men who aren't bad fathers, but are not actually being sourageous enough to stand up and lead their children down the path of righteousness. Tragedy strikes and the men are left to wrestle with their faith and answer God to a higher calling. I loved the other movies and thought all Christians should watch and be encouraged by them. I am however, extra excited for this movie.

I think all of us have a hard time acting courageous. We make excuses for why we don't make it to church, why we don't share God's word daily with our children, and why family time does not come first in our house. We seem to live in a world where families are seperated by TV, video games, work, hanging out with the guys, shopping with our best friends, ect. that we lose track of what is most important.

God has been doing a great work humbling me through my friends blog. I have blogged about it before, but she is in Uganda and has been given the chance to visit several children's homes there. The facts she writes about their daily life makes me feel so ashamed for the excess in mine.

Moving here to Wisconsin while hard in many ways, has been great in others. We are forced to spend more time as a family. Jake and I are committed to making this a priority. I think it is important to note that for the family/adoptive family we left back home, I am including you in the family time column, not the distraction column. Please pray for Jake and I as we try to find the giudance to corageously lead our family into the path God intended us to. There is really no more important task we have right now than to lead them.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Fathers Day

I would like to take a moment to say Happy Father's Day to my wonderful husband. I could list all of the things that make him a great father, but I decided a photo montage would be so much more effective, and fun. So here I present the montage

"Why My Daddy's the Greatest!"

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Update on Noah

The doctor said that the cyst is on Noah's lymph node, but right now it is nothing to worry about. That is great news and a big relief. Thank you for all of the prayers.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Prayer Request

We found a marble sized cyst on Noah's neck this weekend. We are kind of freaked out a little, please pray for peace, and that it turns out to be nothing. I will keep everyone posted. Thanks!